London, Apr.19 (ANI): At five, Eleanor Gamble is thought to be the youngest golfer in the world to achieve the feat of driving the ball 86 yards over a lake on a par three hole in a juniors contest.
Eleanor, of West Wratting, Cambridgeshire, who was playing at the nine-hole Cambridge Lakes Golf Course, said: "I was very excited."
Last year, restaurant manager Jason Hargett was attending a charity golf event when he made a last minute decision to participate and discovered they were holding a contest: Get a hole-in-one, win a million dollars.
Hargett and five other players at the Mark Eaton Classic charity golf event in Utah who hit the ball closest to the hole on a par 3 were allowed to participate in a one-in 45,000 chance to win the hole-in-one contest.
When it was Hargett's turn, he made the 150 yard shot with a 9-iron and promptly sent a text message to his wife, Amyee, declaring that their lives had just changed.
She knew prior to the text that he was one of six contestants, but she didn't know if his follow-up message was legitimate until she called his cell phone for confirmation.
When he answered the phone she heard the crowd going wild and knew he had won the money.
It will take the couple 40 years to reap the entire fortune, which will be paid at a rate of 25,000 dollars a year.
The father of four children claims the extra money each year will come in handy with expenses. (ANI)