Golfer Robin Lang, from Barnsley, won a £40,000 car as he carded a hole in one on the 8th hole at Rudding Park near Harrogate.
Lucky Lang delivered the golfing goods in a memorable Asda Corporate Golf Day at the North Yorkshire venue. Said Danny Millar, Greenkeeper at Rudding Park: “I have sat as a witness on the 8th Hole for the last five annual Asda golf days. We have had some near misses in the past but this year, we had it! It was unbelievable!
"However, the rules of golf state that the flag has to be pulled out of the hole and for the ball to be lying on the bottom. When I walked up to the hole at first I could see that the ball was wedged against the flag so it would have been one steady lift of the flag but almost as if it was written, as we came closer to the hole, the wind blew the flag slightly and it dropped in. Beautiful!"
A joyous Lang added. “We couldn't see the ball go in the hole, it was only when Barry Williams, Chief Purchasing CEO of Asda, and Phil Neville, former Manchester United player, screamed with delight as they witnessed the ball go in the hole. It’s not my first hole in one, but it is my first with such a fantastic prize. I would like to thank Asda and Rudding Park for such a fantastic day on and off the course, the only thing I have had to struggle with since is getting hold of Mrs Lang to tell her the news!”
Peter Banks, Managing Director at Rudding Park commented: “Congratulations to Roger, it is wonderful to see a winner to top off a successful corporate golf day. Now there has been a hole in one on the Hawtree Course it will be interesting to see if luck rubs off on our other players as we look for a winner of our Hole In One Challenge on our Repton Short Course.”