John A. Solheim, Chairman & CEO of Karsten Manufacturing had a very unusual encounter during the third round of The Rolex Trophy at Golf Club de Genève on Friday.
Solheim hit a 58 degree PING Anser Wedge from 70 yards out on the par 5 8th hole. The shot sailed over the green where the ball appeared to hit the bag of the mother of European Challenge Tour Professional Jorge Campillio. Initially the ball a Titleist Pro V1 could not be identified however on closer inspection it was found located inside an almost empty bottle of Evian mineral water. The bottle was in an open pocket of Campillios’ mothers bag. The force of the impact created a 60mm fracture in the top of the bottle. On impact the ball penetrated the Evian bottle. Not fully knowing what to do from a rules of golf perspective Solheim dropped another ball and completed the hole, keeping the bottle and ball together as a memento.
John Solheim’s group included professional Jorge Campillo, John Clarke, CEO of PING EMEA and Mark Casey, European Solheim Cup Director.
We look forward to welcoming John and the Solheim Family to Ireland in September for The 2011 Solheim Cup.
Turfgrass Consultancy are the Official Supplier of Agronomy to The 2011 Solheim Cup and Agronomist’s to Golf Club de Genève.