Air New Zealand passengers who fancy themselves as pro-golfers will have the opportunity to putt for prizes on selected flights between Auckland and Queenstown over the next five days.

Launched to celebrate the airline's sponsorship of the inaugural NZ PGA Pro-Am tournament, the '30,000ft in-flight putting challenge' will give passengers aboard the black-painted A320 the chance to compete for a range of golfing prizes.

The overall winner will receive a VIP trip for two to watch the final day of the pro-am championship, including flights, accommodation and a brand new set of custom-fitted Callaway RAZR clubs.

Air New Zealand's Head of Sponsorship, James Gibson, said the competition was a world-first for on-board entertainment.


"We can't wait for customers to get a slice of the NZ PGA action, before they even set foot on the ground in Queenstown, by taking part in some fun mid-air putting."

A live leaderboard and photos of the in-flight putting competition can be seen here.

The competition will conclude on Monday, March 26 and the winner will be announced the following day.