Golf

A hole-in-one – and a new car!

Jamie Carson (second from left) notched a hole-in-one at Bluewater Health Foundation’s annual ‘Golf Fore Health’ tournament in June, earning him a $50,000 prize to be put towards the purchase of a vehicle at Lexus of London.

For the first time in the event’s 24-year history, a participant won a car with a hole-in-one at the Bluewater Health Foundation’s ‘Golf Fore Health’ charity tournament in June, as Sarnia native Jamie Carson did the honours on the 165-yard seventh hole at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. In doing so, he won the big prize – $50,000 to be put towards a vehicle from Lexus of London, a tournament sponsor.

“It was a good shot, but I never thought it would go in,” said Carson, of Libro Credit Union, who has been participating in the event for many years. “Even when the spotters jumped, I didn’t know what to expect. As we walked up and saw that there wasn’t a ball on the green, I was in total shock.”

In addition to winning a Lexus, Carson also took home a golf package – a four-day, three-night golf vacation at French Lick Resort in Indiana. Though understandably excited about his own fortunes, Carson was quick to praise the event, which raised more than $25,000 for new equipment at Bluewater Health.

“Overall, it was a great day for a great organization. I can’t thank Bluewater Health enough with all they do for our community, and also a thank you to Lexus of London for supporting such a worthy organization.”

Allan Calvert of Lexus of London, a proud sponsor of the event, got word of the ace over the phone as he was participating in the tournament.

“I was so thrilled to hear the news of the hole-in-one and I couldn’t be happier for Jamie,” said Calvert, Sales Manager at Lexus of London. “It’s not every day that we get to give away a car, and Lexus of London is proud to be able to do so, especially as we support Bluewater Health.”

Contributions by Lexus of London