Scottsdale Open Player Wins Infiniti G37 – Holes an 8-Iron at Grayhawk Raptor’s 16th
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Aaron Read, an avid 5.9 handicap amateur player, teamed-up with his San Francisco-based father, Larry, in the 2012 Scottsdale Open, presented by Waste Management, with the intention of enjoying Scottsdale’s warm winter sunshine while spending some quality time together, playing Scottsdale’s finest golf courses in competitive amateur tournament conditions.
Winning a $50-thousand dollar Infiniti convertible at the tournament was a complete surprise.
During the second tournament round, Aaron aced the par-3 16th hole at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor course, which just happened to be the Infiniti of Scottsdale Hole-In-One Challenge hole. For that perfect 186-yard 8-iron effort, Aaron became the proud owner of a brand new 2012 Infiniti G37 convertible.
“It was a pure shot” said Aaron, “it was tracking all the way, took one hop and crawled in the cup.”
Aaron shared he’s carded two career aces, and that he was a “wee bit worried” about how much it would cost him when he arrived at Grayhawk’s famous Phil’s Grill clubhouse bar after the round. He ended up well ahead of the game when the professional staff members at both Grayhawk and the Waste Management Scottsdale Open graciously covered the tab.
We’re scoring that as roughly 50-thousand under-par.
On Tuesday, March 13th, Aaron, along with Tournament Promotions of Arizona owner, Rich Heller, arrived at Infiniti of Scottsdale to pick up his keys from General Manager Ken Schatzberg.
“We thought the Scottsdale Open would be a lot of fun, especially playing the TPC Scottsdale Stadium in Phoenix Open tournament conditions with all the grandstands in place,” said Read. “But the experience of winning a new car was unreal.”
Tournament Promotions of Arizona provides Hole in One Coverage and has been based right here in the Valley since 1995. They provide not only event coordinators, but many dealerships across the state with affordable Hole In One coverage for events they run or sponsor.
“I am always happy, especially when one of our participating dealerships, like Infiniti of Scottsdale, is able to give away a car,” said Rich Heller, Owner of Tournament Promotions. “Ken Schatzberg has been a customer of ours for years and I believe this was his first. It was fantastic to hand over a check to him.”
This is the second hole in one in less than three months for Tournament Promotions as they awarded a 2012 Cadillac at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Golf Event last November.
“It’s been a crazy three months, no doubt,” said Heller, “and we hope the string of good luck continues for our customers.”
Well, Aaron hasn’t admitted to any luck as of yet, but has assured us he’s enjoying his new ride and savoring the three days spent with his Dad playing the 2012 Waste Management Scottsdale Open every time he gets behind the wheel of his new ride.
Visit the Scottsdale Open website for all the details at www.scottsdaleopengolf.com.
Then visit the Arizona Golf Authority, it’s “All Things Arizona Golf” for the avid player.
Their all Arizona Golf Course Guide List Directory features an AZGA Player’s Arizona Golf Course review for every golf course in the State of Arizona, click on www.arizonagolfauthority.com/coursedirectory.