Pro tip: when you make a hole-in-one to win a car, just take the keys, instead of, say, running over and putting your ass through its windshield.
Brewster, N.Y. resident Mike Miller, 21, recorded an ace on the 16th hole at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, N.Y. during a Lincoln Pro Am Series event last week. Miller’s 9-iron from 165 yards earned him a two-year lease on a nice, new Lincoln MKZ, which was parked nearby. In his euphoric state, Miller wanted to ‘hug’ the car like Rich Beem did after winning an Altima at the Nissan Open at Riviera in 2007. It didn’t work out that way; Miller jumped ass-first, doing a back bump on the windshield. Miller’s dad, Bob, gives us the play-by-play:
“I’m saying to myself, ‘What’s he jumping on?’ The next thing I know, he’s on the windshield. Thank God he turned his body around. Thank God he went backwards. If he would’ve landed on his face, who knows what might’ve happened to the kid?”
The car was sent for repair, though it was not clear who will bear the cost. The younger Miller said he was rolling in a Pacifica with 205,000 miles, so he needed the upgrade. He also won’t lose his amateur status as a result of the lease he won, though, it was a pretty amateur move.