The 9th Annual Luck of the Irish Golf Tournament, March 14 at the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course at Hokuliâ€™a Hawaii Island to benefit the United Way, turned out to be a good day for one of its contestants, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Ken Schork, president of El Monte RV, hit a hole in one on No. 13 and won a Chevrolet, courtesy of Deluze Chevrolet.
â€œI guess the luck of the Irish really was with me,â€ said Schork, â€œMy mother is originally from Ireland.â€
Schork made the hole in one with a driver on a 205 yard par 3 hole. It was the first time in tournament history and his second hole played of the day.
According to Carlos Concha of Hole In One International, the average golf tournament has between 72 and 80 golfers. Hole in One international insures about 15,000 holes per year and sees less than 50 hole in ones with a prize greater than $25,000.
The tournament benefits the United Way and is sponsored by several local business in Hawaii including: Title Sponsor Hokuliâ€™a Development, Corporate Sponsor Oceanic Time Warner Cable and other local business partners.