Michael Christensen, a regional sales manager for Tillamook, won $10,000 for making a hole-in-one at Legacy Golf Course at Lake Lanier during the Gourmet Foods International Golf Tournament.
Christensen aced the 10th hole from 182 yards with his 5 iron. He used a Bridgestone e6 golf ball for his first career hole-in-one. It was the fifth year he’s played in the tournament.
“Having never made a hole-in-one, I wasn’t sure how I would react or if the moment would ever happen,” said Christensen, a resident of Minnesota. “I definitely let out 35 years of pent up golf enthusiasm after we watched the ball drop into the hole. It’s a feeling I wish upon every golfer who has the pleasure to play the game.”
Legacy is closing in on its 100th hole-in-one since the course was renovated by Billy Fuller almost six years ago. No. 10, which plays over a small ravine, has given up more aces than any other hole.
“People come here to play the course because it’s as challenging as it is beautiful, lots of rolling hills and gorgeous views of the water,” PGA professional Brian Conley said. “But the fact that it’s entirely plausible that you could hit a hole-in-one simply serves to add to its appeal.”