Porsche European Open 2017 golf tournament turned out to be a great publicity event for the German car maker, but nobody there went home happier than German golf pro Marcel Siem. The man swung a beauty with his 7 iron and nailed a hole in one from 170 yards to win a brand-new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, the top-end Turbo model.
For those of you who are into golf, the 37-year-old pro, on his 400th European tour, aced par 3 hole on Hamburg’s Green Eagle golf course, so if you want to replicate the feat that’s where you need to be. Mind you, there probably won’t be a Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo waiting for you if you make the hole, not even a symbolic outsized Porsche key to take a picture with!
“Today’s hole in one was my third on the European Tour,” said Siem. “So far, I’d had a handshake and a bottle of champagne – and now, finally, something useful.”
In another one of their spectacular publicity efforts at the European Open 2017 tour, Porsche tapped golf pro Peter Hanson for a fun little activity in which he would try to learn competitive driving from Porsche works driver Patrick Piletin a new 911 GT3, and in turn he would try to make a pro golfer out of the racing driver later on.
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“Patrick and I had so much fun over these two days,” said Hanson. “Even if he is undoubtedly much better at his hobby of golf than I am as far as my passion for racing cars is concerned.” Patrick Pilet was only too happy to repay the compliment: “You can tell instantly that Peter has experience of being at the wheel of fast cars,” he said. “I gave him tips on visualisation and synchronising his hands. He was very good at putting it into practice.”