Sir John Key has made a hole-in-one in the course of the Chasing the Fox Tremendous Six golf day at Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Membership. Video / Mitch Powell
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Sir John Key has been caught on digicam sinking a surprising hole-in-one throughout a charity golf match in Auckland right now.
Key was mobbed with hugs, high-fives and handshakes moments after pulling off the uncommon feat, earlier than strolling by way of a guard of honour arrange by fellow gamers on the inexperienced, main in direction of the opening.
He shared a handshake and hug with All Black Will Jordan earlier than choosing up his ball from the opening and throwing it within the air whereas extra celebratory cheers erupted.
Golfers have been heard chanting “Three extra years!” in the course of the celebrations.
Key had been participating in a staff occasion on the Chasing the Fox Tremendous Six golf day at Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Membership. He was taking part in with world No. 29 Ryan Fox on the time, who was headlining the occasion.
Additionally within the group was his son Max, Act Occasion chief David Seymour and All Blacks Jordan, Anton Lienert-Brown and Damien McKenzie.
Key made the ace utilizing a fairway wooden and hitting a fade into the par three which was the group’s fifth of six holes for the day.
It’s understood that is the previous politician’s first hole-in-one.
Key has a historical past of superb golf moments, together with taking part in alongside former US President Barack Obama in Northland and Hawaii.
He’s a member of Royal Auckland and the Grange, Wairakei Worldwide, Omaha Seaside Golf Membership and Wainui Golf Membership.
The six groups have been made up of a few of New Zealand’s finest sporting expertise throughout quite a few codes.
All Blacks Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett and McKenzie shaped the rugby staff, with Black Caps Lockie Ferguson, Ross Taylor and Mitch Santner representing cricket.
The Olympics staff featured Eric Murray, Simon Baby and Tom Abercrombie, whereas the Warriors staff included Shaun Johnson, Freddy Lusick and Wayde Egan.
Key, his son Max and Seymour made up the politics staff, whereas Justin Marshall, Mark Richardson and Leon MacDonald shaped the legends staff.
The golf day was elevating cash for the Make-A-Want Basis.