Maui Golfer is Mercedes’ Hole-in-one Winner at Hale Makua Golf Tournament
Posted July 25, 2022
On Saturday, July 23, 2022, Hale Makua held its second annual golf tournament to raise funds for its elderly and disabled residents. The sold out event included players from all over the islands who came together to support the cause as well as have some fun on the course.
The biggest surprise of the day happened when Maui golfer, Peter Escobar (wearing a lei in the photo), sank a hole-in-one on the Mercedes’ sponsored hole. This shot earned him $45,000 to any car of his choice.
Using his seven iron on the 13th hole, a par three, Peter’s ball landed left of the pin, hit the green and rolled in. Although he didn’t actually see the ball go in, the volunteers on the hole and the rest of Peter’s group watched it sink and immediately began to celebrate!
Peter explains his perspective, “I hit the seven a good cut into it and I saw it was going just left of the pin and hit the green. The people on the green saw the ball but I wasn’t focusing on watching it go in. When they said hole in one, I didn’t see it for myself!”
Wailea Blue Golf Course confirmed that a hole-in-one has not occurred on the 13th hole in roughly two decades. At 158 yards, the hole placement was difficult, toward the right edge of the green. With the challenging position, Peter’s experience, and a little luck, he conquered the hole.
General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Maui, a Fletcher Jones Company, presented the award to Peter, “I’m honored to be a part of this today. And more importantly, award the hole in one to you. I can’t tell you how many of these I’ve been a part of and nobody has ever hit it. And today, hearing that you won it brought tears to my eyes. I cannot wait to have you in the dealership to choose your car and take pictures so you can drive away.”
Additional prizes to the sold out tournament included two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines, Yeti cooler and cups and many other gift cards and fun prizes for the best teams and best dressed. Fun games, food and beverages were scattered throughout the golf course.
The tournament benefits Hale Makua by Ohana Pacific Health and enables the organization to continue providing care and a home for individuals who can no longer care for themselves. Funds generated from the event will help provide assistance to those who are unable to afford the cost of services. Thanks to the support from our players, sponsors, teams, donors, as well as proceeds from a virtual silent auction tied to the event, the golf tournament brings in significant financial support for the organization.
Mahalo to our sponsors and donors: