It was a day of golfing glory for James Wheeler when he sank a hole in one on the third hole at the Goodwood Downs golf course during a charity golf event hosted by former Southampton FC goalkeeping star Paul Jones.
James walked away with a brand-new Volkswagen up! courtesy of sponsors Peter Cooper Motor Group.
The charity golf event, which was held in support of Chestnut Tree House, raised an impressive £20,000 for the charity that provides essential care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions in Sussex and South East Hampshire.
Over 120 golfers from across the region had gathered to support the charity and raise valuable funds.
James said: “It was an amazing feeling to get a hole in one especially at a prestigious event. I did what any dad would do in the circumstances and decided to handover the car to my daughters to drive!”
Paul Jones said: “A big thank you for all the golfers and everyone who supported the event to make it such a success. All the money raised will go to the Chestnut Tree House charity who do some amazing work for children and young people with life limiting conditions in the Sussex and South East Hampshire regions.”
The charity, which was the focal point of this inspiring event, extends its heartfelt thanks to James Wheeler, Paul Jones, all the participants, sponsors, and volunteers for their unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those in need.
Darren Cooper, Managing Director of The Peter Cooper Motor Group, added: “It always adds to the occasion if someone makes a hole in one and we are delighted to handover the brand-new Volkswagen up! to James’ daughters. I’m sure they will have a lot of fun driving it.”
Pic James Wheeler is joined by his daughters and ex Saints goalkeeper Paul Jones as he picks up his Volkswagen Up! From Peter Cooper Volkswagen in Chichester