Thai golf pro Panuphol Pittayarat aced a HIO on the 14th and won a house.
Despite making the early exit after rounds of 75 and 71, Panuphol’s consolation is winning the four-story, three bedroom townhouse at the Black Mountain Golf Club.
Panuphol, nicknamed ‘Coconut’ become the proud new owner of a luxury townhouse worth 12 million Thai baht at Black Mountain after he became the first player to ace the par-three 14th.
We caught up with the jubilant Thai, who was still ‘shaking’ after his round.
“I hit the ball to the right and it was a good shot. I saw the ball just gone and I wasn’t sure if it had gone in. But one of the guys ran up and he said there’s no golf ball on the greens.
So I started yelling. It was out of my mind. Six-iron is now my friend.
I’m still shaking after finishing 18 holes. I didn’t really think I would ace that hole. It’s the second time I got a hole-in-one in my career.
All I got the first time was two shots but this time I really got something! I’ve seen the pictures of the house every day since I arrived here.
And now it’s mine!
I tried to come back to the present. I birdied 16 but it was tough out there. My hands were shaking and I grinded it out the whole day.
I tried my best but the result wasn’t that good in the end. But I’m still happy with the hole-in-one.”