Alpharetta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 28, 2015
"No…No way! Can we have a champagne toast?” asked tournament volunteers and the fellow golfers of David Rozier, when he made a 176-yard, $25,000 hole-in-one shot at the annual golf tournament benefiting HomeStretch, a local nonprofit helping homeless working families achieve financial stability.
"When I hit it, the three of us looked at each other and I said ‘I think that it went in,’” recalls Mr. Rozier, “but until we got close to the pin, I did not know for sure. We were hot and tired until that happened, then I was ready to play more!”
In addition to providing Georgia residents, business owners and nonprofit organizations with superior insurance solutions, Gillman Insurance Problem Solvers, an independent insurance agency, sponsors a $25,000 Hole-In-One Prize for all of their nonprofit customers’ golf tournaments. As a long-time and valued customer of the local agency, HomeStretch is the first to redeem the long-awaited prize.
"We were absolutely thrilled when we got the call!" says Ed Gillman, President of Gillman Insurance Problem Solvers. "We've been sponsoring dozens of hole-in-one contests for our nonprofit customers' tournaments over the last three years and we've had very notable close calls. When I learned that it actually happened at such a deserving event, my first thought was ‘this is the call we’ve been waiting for!’”
To put it into perspective, the odds of an amateur golfer achieving a hole-in-one on a par three are roughly 12,500 to one, according to Golf Digest. Rozier is a first-time hole-in-one winner and shares, “I have spent 50 years working on that short [putt], and I am happy! I think the timing was good.”
Aside from the $25,000 Hole In One Prize check to Mr. Rozier, $5,000 is additionally awarded to Homestretch. “[The funds] will be used for general operations and enable us to expand HomeStretch services in our community” says Joan O’Connell, HomeStretch Development Director. “[By the end of the tournament, we] were ecstatic! We toasted Mr. Rozier with champagne and ended a perfect day on the golf course.”
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