When Keith Horne stood on the 12th tee box and reached for the eight-iron he used to make a hole-in-one at that par three the day before, he couldnÂt have hoped to repeat the achievement, but moments later he celebrated the unthinkable.
ÂUnbelievable. It was the same club, but the wind was different, so I had to hit a full eight-iron this time. It was in all the way Â never looked like missing. Went in a bit faster this time, so I didnÂt get to admire it as much as yesterday, but it really got the adrenaline going much more,Â he said.
Alongside the green at the 12th, which plays 176 metres from the tips, is a BMW display showcasing the prize for a hole-in-one on Sunday Â a BMW 6-series Gran Coupe. Not long after HorneÂs second hole in one Johann Rupert, Chairman of Richemont, the holding company for Alfred Dunhill, decided that the unique achievement merited a unique reward. He teamed up with BMW and at 15h45 on Saturday, Horne received the keys to his sparkling new BMW 5-series active hybrid.
ÂIÂm really chuffed! It was very kind of them to recognize that two hole in ones were worthy of giving me the car. I wasnÂt expecting it, so IÂm over the moon. This was an unbelievable Christmas present and I couldnÂt have asked for a more beautiful car,Â said Horne.