Justice on the hook for two holes-in-one jackpot at Greenbrier Classic

GREENBRIER CO., WV (WOAY) – Two holes-in-one during the 2015 Greenbrier Classic golf tournament are going to cost Governor Justice a big chunk of change.  A federal court judge handed down that ruling this week.

During the tournament, Justice told spectators that if a golfer made a hole-in-one on the 18th green, and if they were sitting in the grandstands, he would give them $100 per person.  For another, he’d dole out $500.  If there were a third, guests would get $1,000 each, according to a Charleston newspaper.

Old White Charities, a nonprofit associated with the tournament which Justice helps manage, bought insurance in case players made those holes-in-one. But, the policy said the tee box had to be a minimum of 170 yards from the green for it to cover the jackpot. Problem is, the tee boxes that day were only 137 yards from the hole.



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