A $1 Million Hole-in-One for Els for Autism!
You’ll have to see it to believe it – and fortunately there is video of what Golf Digest is calling “the shot of the year.”
It happened on Monday this week at Old Palm Club in Florida. After a pro-am for the Els for Autism Foundation, players were given the opportunity to try to hit a hole-in-one. If they did it, an extra $1 million would go to the foundation.
Rickie Fowler had already changed out of his golf shoes and according to Shanken Daily News, was wearing a pair of sneakers as he stepped to the tee. Then this happened:
Monday’s event was sponsored by Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado and hosted by M. Shanken Communications chairman Marvin R. Shanken. According to Shanken Daily News, the $1 million donation for the hole-in-one was co-sponsored by Diageo’s Ketel One and software company SAP.
The Els for Autism Foundation was founded by Ernie and his wife, Liezl, after their own son Ben was diagnosed and they saw the challenges that children with autism and their families face. Last year, the Els’ opened the Ernie Els Center of Excellence, a 26-acre campus in Jupiter, Florida.