9 May, 2023
Joel drives away after hole in one
AN Atherton local who just wanted to have a bit of fun and play a few rounds in the Drummond Golf Survivor Golf Series has won a brand-new car after he hit the series’ first hole-in-one during the recent round in Atherton.
Joel Anderson was awarded a $40,000 Chery Omoda 5 after launching his ball 154 metres with his 9 iron on the 18th tee, the ball sailed over the course, landed on the green and rolled right into the hole.
The golfer has been playing in the series since the beginning just for a bit of fun and believes it is a great benefit to the region, especially to the smaller golf clubs.
“On the 18th green at Atherton you can’t actually see the green so I’ve hit a nice little drive and I thought it was actually going to be short of the green,” he said.
“It landed up there nicely and we saw it bounce once and then skip left towards the hole, we thought it was going to be nice and close.
“I stood up and I just couldn’t see anything, I had a few thoughts but then we got up on the green and it was in the hole.
“It was unbelievable.”