'Holey Moley' Isn't for the Weak — Here's How You Can Become a Contestant
Season 4 of ABC's hit series 'Holey Moley' is well underway, and many viewers are curious to learn how to get on the golf show. Here's what we know.
The hilarious and fun sports reality competition Holey Moley is back with Season 4 — meaning viewers are in for another summer full of epic match-ups on ABC’s supersized miniature golf obstacle course.
Each episode features contestants competing for the chance to win "The Golden Putter" trophy, a Holey Moley plaid jacket, and, oh yeah, $250,000. Interested in playing? Scroll down for more details about the application process.
Here's how to get on 'Holey Moley,' ABC's miniature golf show.
Though the network doesn’t appear to be casting for future episodes at the moment, the eligibility requirements are still online. All aspiring golfers must be legal residents of the U.S., at least 18 years of age, and agree to a background check.
You can access the full application on the MysticArt Pictures website.
Potential participants are asked to fill out a questionnaire and submit a video showing off their golf skills — seriously, the casting call requests clips of five putts at 5 feet and a golf swing face-on, among other skill challenges.
Don't be fooled: 'Holey Moley' competitors are hardly amateurs.
Season 1’s Mick Cullen revealed to Chicago’s Daily Herald in 2019 what the application process was like for him.
After completing the necessary paperwork online, the miniature golf world record holder had several phone and Skype interviews with producers, followed by a background check. Six months after he first applied, Mick flew to L.A. to compete in an episode of the show, which he ended up winning.
His mother, Dianne Cullen, was also a contestant on the show; like her son, she took home the weekly $25,000 prize.
Mick currently holds the record for the largest number of mini-golf rounds played in 24 hours. He shot 5,040 holes (or 280 18-hole rounds) for a charity event in 2011, proving he’s no average player. But the community college instructor shared that he mainly loves the sport because it’s inclusive.
"You don't have to be particularly large or a superior athlete to play," he explained to the outlet. "Age and gender don't factor as much. My 5-year-old son can beat me on a hole. You can be as competitive or non-competitive as you want to be."
Other notable past contestants include:
- Allison Smith (Season 1) — owns two mini-golf courses in Florida.
- Jeffrey Barber (Season 1) — a golf instructor from Burbank, Calif.
- Chelsea Kinard (Season 2) — a former pro golfer from Houston.
- Jaime Jacob (Season 4) — a professional golfer from Encinitas, Calif.
Ahead of the 2019 series premiere of Holey Moley, show creator Chris Culvenor said it was necessary to find contestants who see the game as more than just a recreational activity.
"Every competitor on Holey Moley is really passionate about miniature golf," the showrunner told Newsday at the time. "I think if the contestants didn't take it seriously it wouldn't work."
But it’s equally important to Culvenor that everyone has a blast. "If we played it totally serious like American Ninja Warrior, it would seem forced," he noted.
"We wanted to explore a sport that the Everyman can play … Everyone has a fond memory about miniature golf. So we loved that idea of taking that nostalgia and amping it up to the next level."
You can catch new episodes of Holey Moley on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.