GLENN Soutter’s life has been changed forever after the Yarrawonga golfer sunk a hole-in-one worth $140,000 at Silverwoods’ Black Bull golf course yesterday.
Soutter, who works at the course as a greenkeeper, achieved the incredible feat in howling winds as hundreds tried their hand at claiming the juicy prize.
A block of land worth $140,000 at Silverwoods Estate, on the foreshore of Lake Mulwala, was up for grabs as part of Silverwoods’ Summer Fun and Lifestyle expo.
Soutter, 41, was almost lost for words in the moments after sinking the 140-metre shot on what will soon be the course’s 18th hole.
The ball bounced twice after landing on the green before dropping in the hole.
“I’m in a state of shock right now,” Soutter said.
“I knew it was a fair hit when it came off the stick but you don’t think it’s going to go in.
“I had to put (club professional) James McCully on the phone when I told my wife just so she’d believe me.
“It’s just unbelievable.
“This is absolutely life-changing.”
It was an even bigger bonus, considering the father-of-three and his family had already made plans to move house in the near future.
“I guess those plans will change a little bit now,” Soutter said.
Peter Bozzo, the managing director for developer Lotus Living, was thrilled to hand over the prize.
“It’s great to see the prize go to a local,” he said.
“I am so thrilled to hand over this fantastic major prize.”
McCully, the course professional, said it was almost unbelievable to watch unfold.
“It was as close to the perfect shot as you could see,” he said.