Ken Anderson didn't waste the first hole-in-one of his golf career on a commemorative plaque and a round of drinks in the clubhouse. No, Anderson's shot of a lifetime produced a lot more than a clubhouse tale.
When the Jaguars' new quarterbacks coach dropped a four-iron shot into the hole at The Plantation's par-three 12th hole Monday afternoon, he won the sporty, royal-blue Nissan 350Z that was parked next to the tee.
The car was provided by Coggin Nissan at the Avenues for the Jaguars' annual sponsors golf tournament at the Ponte Vedra Beach golf club. Anderson watched his shot clear the water, hop twice and then roll a little to the left and into the hole.
"You knew it was going to be close. The guy who was monitoring the hole confirmed it was in the hole," Anderson said.
The 12th hole at The Plantation is a semi-island green design. The tee is a small plot of land that juts out into the water and the hole played directly into a strong wind on Monday when Anderson and 107 other golfers took aim.
"I have a wife and three kids who all want it," Anderson said. "I will probably never sit behind the steering wheel."
The car is valued at $35,000. It marked the first hole-in-one prize claimed in the nine-year history of the event.
Anderson was playing in a foursome with Jaguars partners Ron Weaver and Sandy McArthur, and Don Davis of Gate Petroleum.