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Party’s Over for Oakley

The organisers of the Australian Open have decided to shut down Oakley’s controversial “party hole”, due to concerns that drunken fans will create a bad image for the golf tournament.

The hole was made up of a bar and grandstand set up around a par-three hole, with music pumping between shots.

It attracted new fans, but led to player and spectator complaints. In an effort to control the situation, Golf Australia has pulled the plug on the DJ decks in the tournament on 3 to 6 December.

GA’s Stephen Pitt said: “At the end of the day we had to decide if (it was what we really wanted) for the Australian Open to look like as a leading tournament. It just wasn’t quite in keeping with what we wanted it to be and what it represented. That was the major reason to shelve it.”

It is believed that sponsor Oakley, agreed with the decision to stop the concept.