For the contestants, their participation also will be the ultimate test of mental toughness when Americas most-celebrated real estate tycoon-turned- TV star, Donald Trump, puts his personal stamp on the competition at his oceanfront masterpiece.
The Big Break VI: Trump National, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 26, will feature eight men and eight women competing with and against each other in an attempt to make their lifelong dreams reality. In addition to other prizes, the winners will be given the opportunity to compete with some of the best golfers in the world, with the male champion receiving sponsors exemptions to play in official events on the PGA TOURs Champions Tour in 2007 and the female champion invited to play in LPGA Tour events in 2007. Additionally, Trump will offer the winners his own reward, Trump-style!
The weekly drama will unfold on one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world, Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles, located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula just 30 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles. Every hole is a sight to behold ' with most perched just above the jagged California cliffs ' and as the most expensive golf course ever built, the 18-hole layout offers a challenge to experienced and novice golfers, alike.
But its the aura of Trump and his ability to pop in and out of the series that will keep the contestants at the ready. In addition to welcoming the cast to one of the jewels of his collection of six golf courses around the world, he will make unannounced appearances throughout the series to reveal major twists in the competition.
The Big Break show concept pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness. During The Big Break VI: Trump National, two golfers ' one man and one woman ' will be eliminated from the series each week, with the last man and woman players standing awarded their Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in select professional tour events with some of the best golfers in the world. The Big Break V: Hawaii will air its final episode Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, where the winner will be crowned and awarded her invitation to participate in the LPGAs Safeway Classic. Previous Big Break series have awarded winners chances to play on the European, Nationwide and Canadian tours.
The Big Break is a tremendously popular and successful franchise for The Golf Channel, and were excited that we will be partnering with the Trump organization ' and the man, himself ' as well as with two of the worlds elite tours for the next edition, said Golf Channel President David Manougian.
'With a Champions Tour tournament exemption on the line, The Big Break VI may well produce the next Dana Quigley,' said Champions Tour president Rick George. 'Many people remember Dana playing his way onto the Champions Tour nearly ten years ago as a Monday qualifier. Now, over $12 million later and a Player of the Year/Jack Nicklaus Trophy among his honors, he's at the top of his profession. You talk about your dream come true! It would be great to see something like that happen on Big Break VI.'