Every year, Oakland Hills Country Club puts on two Member-Member Golf Tournaments for the Spring and Fall seasons. This year for the Spring event, North Brothers Ford elected to sponsor a Hole in One Prize for a Ford F-150 for participating members. On June 18th, 2018, all interested parties came together at their country club at Oakland Hills. For some, it was just another day hitting the links, all except for Larry Denton. In fifty-four years of golfing, this may be his favorite round yet!
Being a member at Oakland Hills Country Club, Larry has played the course more times than he can count and knew the other member of his foursome personally. One member, Stephen Davis, has been his friend and coworker at Ford Motor Company for over 24 years.
Due to the shotgun start format of the event, not everyone started on the first hole. Larry’s foursome started on the 13th hole with the car prize. Neither Larry nor Stephen wanted to shoot first, so they flipped the tee for it, and it pointed at Larry to tee off first. Little did he know, him “losing” the tee flip was the best thing that could have happened.
Remembering the first shot of the day, Larry said, “Thirteen is not an easy hole. It’s surrounded by bunkers, and the green elevates and changes at least six feet. It was a typical Michigan day in that it stopped raining maybe fifteen minutes after my first tee shot.” Despite the odds, none of that swayed his perfect shot. Larry’s tee shot took a bounce or two right into the pin and dropped into the cup to win a brand-new Ford F-150 from North Brothers Ford. “I worked for Ford for twenty-four years, but I’ve always driven a Jeep. I absolutely love this truck!” Larry exclaimed. “Everyone at the dealership was so great to me and could not have been nicer.”
Larry continues driving his truck around and loves every minute of it. In addition to Larry’s luck shot, this is not North Brothers Ford first Hole in One winner over the many years they have been sponsoring golf tournaments! They will continue to be our proud partners at the Hole in One Program for years to come.