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Spokane Valley man wins $10k with hole-in-one on Coeur d’Alene’s floating green

UPDATED: Wed., June 22, 2022

Brandon Bolt hit a hole-in-one Friday on the floating green at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.  (Photo courtesy of Brandon Bolt)
Brandon Bolt hit a hole-in-one Friday on the floating green at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Bolt)

Brandon Bolt of Spokane Valley scored a rare hole-in-one – and $10,000 – at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course’s famous 14th hole, “The Floating Green” on Friday.

Bolt, 51, made the shot with an 8-iron during a tournament with the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors at the moveable, manmade island floating in the lake.

This was his fourth hole-in-one, he said. “It’s never something you expect, that’s for sure.” Bolt played golf for Eastern Washington University from 1992-1994.

Andy Mackimmie, the resort’s director of golf, said there were 128 players in the association’s tournament. The group paid for an insurance policy that would pay out the $10,000 in the case of a hole-in-one on the floating green.

He said there are usually two or three holes-in-one made each year on the 152-yard hole, but this is only the second time Mackimmie is aware of a hole-in-one being made after an insurance policy was bought to allow a big prize for making the shot. The last time that happened, a player won a car, he said.

Jonathan Brunt contributed to this report.

James Hanlon's reporting for The Spokesman-Review is funded in part by Report for America and by members of the Spokane community. This story can be republished by other organizations for free under a Creative Commons license. For more information on this, please contact our newspaper’s managing editor.

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