A Ridiculous Hole-In-One Story
By mustang6560 on 10/9/13
Here is an unusual story.
A man, dressed in a dog costume, recorded a hole-in-one during a recent memorial scramble at Presidents Golf Course in Quincy, Massachusetts.
The par-3 he aced was no ordinary par-3, either. It was a 'win a car' hole. The prize for anyone who hit an improbable hole-in-one was a 2014 Ford Fusion (a $35,000 value!), courtesy of Quirk Auto Dealers. So, needless to say, after he jarred it from 160-yards, he was ecstatic!
There was a problem, however, with his ace.
The hole was supposed to be setup as a 185-yard par-3, not 160-yards, so the local car dealership called foul didn't give the man his prize.
Naturally, the dog/man's friend then took to Reddit, as often happens in these cases of perceived wrongdoing, and made his case.The "pressure" eventually forced Quincy to cave to the demands of the Reddit community.
Hello Facebook - We will be awarding our Golf Tournament Winner a Brand new Ford Fusion. We want to let you know that we did indeed buy insurance and the official rules of the contest were not exactly followed (for one he's a dog). That said we think that our winner had "one hell of a great shot!" and the outfit was second to none! Congratulations Cujo! Come Forward and claim your prize!All's well that ends well, right?
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Torleif Sorenson says:
1000 points for the Reddit community, who decided to hound the dealership into awarding the prize. The Ford dealership should have acquiesced immediately, rather than waiting until the tail-end of the matter. No car dealership ever wants customers angry enough that they have a bone to pick with them.
I wonder if the insurance paid for the car, or the ford company is eating this one? I mean the auto sales business is a dog eat dog world so that might be a big hit for them with out the insurance stepping up.
Good for the guy. We have all played in those scrambles where there is a hole in one prize. How many actually look at the small print normally on the reverse side before hitting? Dude hits hole in one.......he should've received the car. Good for him. Shame on the dealership for letting it get to the point it got before giving in. Also shame on the tourney for not knowing the proper set up for the hole.
When I hit my tournament hole in one for a Mustang GT it took me 90 days for all the riff raff to be completed. I had to have a newspaper article including picture, there had to be affidavits from all the witnesses and they still drug it out till I almost thought I wasn't going to get it. I'm glad I did though, I rarely drive it, I just keep it as a trophy.
If it was just a one and done, like some of the Pro Tour events, where they only give a car away to the first hole-in-one on the hole, I really don't think Quirk needed insurance. They can afford to give a car away even if they don't get the payout from the insurance company.
@falcon- Sweet "trophy".
I heard that the dealership paid $800 for the insurance. The insurance company was the one doing all the investigating before they paid up. The odds of an amateur getting a hole in one I hear is about 33,000 to one. At that rate the insurance company could rake in 26 million dollars before having to buy a $34,000 car.
The margins made by insurance companies make me want to vomit.
But that would be if only one person signed up for each tournament btw. Assume 100 people in each tourny then you are looking at the odds of one of them making a hole in one is 330 to one which is what the insurance company is betting against.
So $264,000 made by insurance company before they pay out for the car.
The real question is what the hell kind of tourney allows someone to play dressed up as a dog?!?!?!?
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