ABC’s newest show, Holey Moley, premiered last night, and while it looks like a mini-golf-themed version of Wipeout, you might be surprised to learn that the contestants had to endure a crazy application process.
Here’s what you need to know: In order to apply for Holey Moley, contestants had to first send in a video documenting their skills on the mini-golf course. (This included an introduction and an explanation about why they deserve to take on the show’s Putt-Putt course in an attempt to win the $25,000 cash prize.)
This is where the process got creative. Applicants were then advised to offer a glimpse into what their golfing profile would look like on TV. (You know, the mini biography that pops up before someone runs the course.)
However, this isn’t any ordinary profile you’d make on your average gaming device. Not only did the contestants have to provide video footage of their golf swings—like “down the line,” “from behind” and “face-on”—but they also had to prove that they can successfully sink five putts from a distance of at least five feet.
The last requirement might be the most important of all. The applicants completed their golfing profile with a video of themselves “using an obstacle to putt a ball towards a hole or goal.” The chosen “obstacle” was entirely up to the contestants, and all we have to say is…go big or go home.
In the meantime, we’ll be crossing our fingers that Holey Moley gets renewed for a second season, just so we can apply.