Gloucester man makes 12,500 to 1 shot to win a BMW at charity golf day

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2019 Nelson Trust Golf Day

Photo: Andrew Hulcoop, managing director of Cheltenham Cotswold BMW (left) congratulates Chris Brown on his winning shot at The Nelson Trust Golf Day.

Chris Brown attended The Nelson Trust fundraising Golf Day on Friday 6 September where he won a brand new BMW with his first ever hole in one.

The technical director for Gloucester-based software and business intelligence experts River Agency, Mr Brown couldn’t quite believe what had happened.

“It’s my first ever hole in one,” the 34-year-old said. “It felt like a bit of a dream, even when I was standing by the car, I couldn’t quite believe what was happening.

The prize for playing a hole in one at the 10th hole was a BMW 116d Sport car worth £25,000, courtesy of Cotswold Cheltenham BMW.

“My family all thought it was a bit of a joke when I told them. I have only been playing golf for three years and to get a hole in one and win a car is amazing,” Chris said.

Andrew Hulcoop, managing director of Cheltenham Cotswold BMW said: “We’re delighted that Chris registered a hole in one and that he won the car. It’s fabulous too that it was won on The Nelson Trust golf day, an event we have been proud to support since its inception.”

The Richard Lister Memorial Cup was also won by Chris’ team. Mr Lister was chairman of the Nelson Trust for 11 years and his son Rob Lister and his company, Stonehouse-based Lister Unified Communications, continue to support the important work of the charity.

The annual Golf Day raised over £10,000 for the charity, which will be used to provide support for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction at the abstinence-based treatment centre.

John Trolan, CEO of The Nelson Trust, said: “It was such a great moment when Chris aced the 10th. This is the first time anyone has ever won the car at our Golf Day.”

“We must extend our thanks to the team at Minchinhampton Golf Club who looked after us on the day and our sponsors Cotswold BMW and Ardent,” John said.

2019 Nelson Trust Golf Day

L-R: Andrew Hulcoop, managing director of Cheltenham Cotswold BMW; John Trolan, CEO of The Nelson Trust; Chris Brown, winner of the BMW; Simon Pope, general manager of Minchinhampton Golf Club.

2019 Nelson Trust Golf Day

Chris Brown sits in the prize BMW after his winning hole in one shot on the 10th at The Nelson Trust Golf Day.

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