Ablrate £100k Shoot Out – Who won it? 28/06/2017
Sky Sports John Morgan saves the day
Sponsorship of the PGA EuroPro tour got off to a great start with the Ablrate.com shoot out at Cumberwell Park. 26 EuroPro Tour golfers took their one shot at £100,000. All came up short but closest to the pin was Darren Walkely who bagged the £1,000 prize for being the closest. The only person pleased to see no one get the prize was the insurance guy!
Then it got interesting……
The crowds had pretty much left and we were asked to make a few comments as sponsors for the video reel with John Morgan, PGA European Challenge Tour golfer. He then does a piece to camera with Imogen Barclay, a EuroPro presenter, explaining what the best shot would be…the cameras are rolling… and then John promptly makes an incredible shot… we could see the ball next to the flag, so was it in? Someone approach the flag and the ball was resting against it, a slight movement and it was in… an official hole in one!… incredible moment.
— PGA EuroPro Tour (@PGAEuroProTour) June 28, 2017
A slight confession to make, which never made it to camera (and I hope it won’t) was when we were being interviewed John asked how I would celebrate… he said he would jump in the lake… I said I would if he holed out the shot….. and errr… it cost us a well deserved £1,000 to back out of it!
Congrats to John Morgan, made our day and the publicity on social media has been well worth it! We hope you can make it to our next event… we might even put a prize up for someone else to get a hole in one!