Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, sponsored a ‘Hole in One’ competition at the recent Farmfoods British Par 3 Golf Championships where some of Britain’s best golfers showed they were more than up to the challenge by managing a record-breaking seven across just two days!
Players and crowds were left stunned by the record-breaking achievement which saw two holes in one on the event’s second day, and an amazing five on the third! Amongst those displaying their outstanding skills and managing a hole in one were the legendary Tommy Horton MBE, and Gary Wolstenholme MBE, all winning return European flights with Flybe for two from Birmingham Airport as their prize.
The event drew a record crowd in excess of 10,000 avid golfing fans and was held at Nailcote Gall, just ten minutes from Birmingham Airport where Flybe is the largest scheduled airline* and from where its schedule this year features 13 new routes including those to Reyjkavik, Florence, Oslo, Hamburg, Cologne, Toulouse and Lyon.
Hosted by Major Champion, Tony Jacklln MBE, the British Par 3 Golf Championship event is the leading Par 3 tournament of its kind in the UK and attracts some of the highest profile golf professionals in the business from across the European Tour and European Senior Tour.
The professional competition was sandwiched between two Celeb-Am competitions which featured well-known names in sport and entertainment including the likes of Len Goodman, Ian Woosnam MBE, Paul Lawrie, Peter Schmeichel MBE and Corrie’ actor, William Roache, a regular at the competition.
Flybe Regional Sales Manager, Paul Willoughby, said: “It was great to be part of the event and to congratulate the hole-in-one winners personally. Flybe’s journey to becoming Europe’s Best Local Airline means that we will continue to play a key role in supporting the communities in which we operate and to supporting their regional economies of which major sporting events such as this play a key role in attracting lots of visitors to the area.”
The owner of Nailcote Hall, Rick Cressman added: “This year’s tournament has been the most amazing yet, with course records, the best field of players ever - and a record number of holes-in-one. And now the seven winners will be able to make their next trips on the European tour, courtesy of Flybe1”
This summer, Flybe is operating a total of 34 routes to and from Birmingham with a choice of up to 380 return flights a week. One way fares are from £23.99 including taxes and charges.