Though most amateur golfers are familiar with a ‘car crash’ of a round, Matt Harrison is one of the rare few who have driven off with a car.
Mr Harrison won himself a £20,000 Audi A1 with a hole in one at Olton Golf Club while competing in Investec Wealth & Investment’s Golf Day.
The 12 handicapper, who in line with Investec’s zebra branding he was dressed in zebra hat and zebra trousers for the occasion, said: “I couldn’t believe it – I’ve never had a hole in one before in my life and, as a keen golfer, it’s not for the want of trying.
“It is one of those moments I am going to remember for a very long time and I intend to make sure my golfing chums know all about it.”
His success came at the 136 yards 13th hole.
Part of a team put together by independent financial adviser John Bland, Mr Harrison nailed it with a pitching wedge.
The car, provided by Listers Birmingham Audi, is put up as ‘a bit of fun’ with competitors asked to make a donation towards the challenge in aid of charity.
This year £750 was raised for Molly Olly’s Wishes, which supports children with terminal or life threatening illnesses, while advising and assisting their families.
Nic Heath, senior investment director at Investec Wealth & Investment, one of the golf day organisers, said: “It is a very deserving cause and one we were very pleased to support.”
Investec Wealth and Investment has run the event for four years and it is the first time anyone has managed to claim the prize. A total of 73 contestants took part.