94' PUTT

For over 10 years, as part of their sponsorship agreement with Auburn Sports Properties, Lynch Toyota of Auburn has sponsored the 94-foot “Putt for a Car” Promotion at Auburn Home Men’s Basketball Games. On February 11th, for the first time since 2014, on the same day that ESPN’s College Gameday was in town for a pivotal Iron Bowl match-up with #2 Alabama…


Auburn Junior Craig Noyes, with the signature red State Farm basketball themed headband crowning his head from that morning festivities, stepped up and before the PA announcer even finished his intro sent his putt from one endline to the other on a line that even Tiger Woods would be impressed by.

Watching the Putt zoom through the target sent the crowd into a frenzy and the internet ablaze. Through the weekend, the video was shared across social media millions of times, generating Auburn and Lynch Toyota of Auburn attention, fame and eyeballs from all sorts of media outlets.  

“Once I hit it, I completely zoned out,” Noyes later said. “It wasn’t until the announcer put a hand on my shoulder and said I’d won a car that I believed it.”

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Just three weeks later, on March 1st, Noyes met Paul Brockwell, the General Manager at Lynch Toyota , to present the keys to a 2023 Corolla LE, his very first car.

These are the types of viral moments and expedited claims processes that you can expect with Grand Prize Promotions. From FG Kicks to Half Court Shots to Grand Slam Innings and more, we seamlessly work with our clients to engage, interact and reward.

“Working with Grand Prize Promotions has been an absolute ease. The staff there is on top of everything from the insurance to our target board to the claims process,” Brockwell said. “Their service makes this part of our fulfillment with Auburn a breeze. We are excited to see more success next year.”

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