Representatives from 17 top-tier dealers that make up the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group) arrived at one of Scottsdale, Arizona’s most beautiful golf courses at a significant moment in golfing history: just days before a 12-handicapper named Ted Kemp had sunk not one but two holes-in-one during a single round.
The odds of that singular achievement are about 62-million-to-one, but Murray Huppin, president of Huppin’s/OneCall, woke early one morning during the the PRO Group’s Spring Meeting to take a shot at the record. He was joined on the course by executives from Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Yamaha. Maybe it was the gorgeous Arizona spring weather or the prestigious company, but the retailer’s performance that morning was practically inspired.
“I played great until about the 14th hole when I realized I was playing great. Then I fell apart,” laughed Huppin, who walked away without a coveted hole in one.