Hope Chrysler Classic: hole-in-one prize for the golfer who has everything
You know the tournament you’re playing in isn’t run by a redneck when the hole-in-one prize is the use of a private jet. Not exactly the $500 golf shop credit or even a car that most of us are used to.
Anyway, amateur Andrew Goldfarb of Sherman Oaks, Calif., this week aced the 156-yard 15th hole at the Private Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., during the first round of the 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer to win the $100,000 Sentient Jet Hole-In-One contest.
And check out how he did it: He hooked a 51-degree gap wedge into the rough right of the green, where it careened back onto the putting surface and as it rolled toward the water hazard, it hit the pin and went straight down.
A 51-degree wedge? From 156 yards? Talk about the PGA Tour players being good; this dude must be long. But then again, he did hit a hook.
“It was the ugliest shot I hit for a hole-in-one,” said Goldfarb, who also plays out of the Quarry Club in La Quinta, Calif., and Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., about his third career ace.
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