Friday, 9 July 2010

A hole in one and a new Volkswagen car

It’s not often you see a hole in one achieved on a golf course, but on Thursday 24th of June that’s exactly what happened. It was a gorgeous sunny morning at Ramside hall, Jeff Tabb walked up to the tee on hole 15, placed his ball, aimed his shot and after a few moments hit a hole in one.

Not only did Jeff Tabb achieve an amazing hole in one, he also won a brand new Volkswagen Polo, kindly donated by Pulman Volkswagen. Jeff Tabb commented: “Having played the 15th Hole at Ramside Hall on a number of occasions I knew the hole was a good test, after selecting the 5 iron in my bag I just thought to myself make sure you take a slow swing and hope for reaching the centre of the green!


After taking my shot one of playing partners Iain Prescott shouted out “that’s got to be close, in fact Jeff that’s really close!” it was only when we approached the green and saw the large pitch mark in front middle of the green that I realised that the ball could well be in the hole because there was no sign of my ball. Sure enough when I eventually reached the pin there it was the ball in the hole! It was a tremendous feeling to achieve the feat of a hole in one and to win this great car makes it even better”.














The golf day was in aid of Niemann-Pick Disease Group charity (NPDG), Craig Mathieson organised the golf day at Ramside Hall for the past 5 years in the name of his niece Lucy who was affected by the rare, neurological condition Niemann-Pick Type C disease, which currently has no definitive treatment or cure. The NPDG provide expert care, advice and support to families affected as well as research in hope that one day there will be a cure.

Craig Mathieson comments, “NPDG charity is very personal to me and is something I hold close to my heat as my niece Lucy suffered from the Niemann-Pick disease. The Ramside golf day was created in Lucy’s name 5 years ago. It is absolutely fantastic that Jeff won the hole in one and I would also like to thank Mike Pulman for supporting us over the last 5 years.”

Toni Mathieson, Craig’s sister-in-law and Lucy’s mother is delighted with the outcome of the day, “the golf day was fantastic raising over £5000 for the NPDG charity. The funds will be used to provide a continuation of much needed support service for children affected by Niemann-Pick diseases and their families."















Mike Pulman, Manager Director of Pulman Volkswagen commented, “it was a privilege to be asked to be involved in the Niemann-Pick charity golf day, and we are so pleased that the hole in one was won. Niemann-Pick Group are an amazing charity, providing support for families affected by this terminal neurological disease. It was one fantastic shot by Jeff who deservedly wins the new Volkswagen Polo.”

1 comment: