Spectacular shots. Spectacular cars.

The BMW Hole-in-One Cars.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES. 2017 was not yet two weeks old when another pro hit the perfect shot, earning himself a place in the history books and, above all, a breath-taking reward: the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. The artist responsible for this stroke of genius was Jaco van Zyl, whose ace at the BMW SA Open in Johannesburg continued the tradition of the BMW Hole-in-One Award in spectacular fashion. BMW has been involved in professional golf for almost three decades, since when it has maintained the tradition of the BMW Hole-in-One Car. Over the years, many fantastic golf shots have yielded equally impressive cars. Take a stroll through the history of the BMW Hole-in-One Car – a journey guaranteed to delight both car fans and golf fans alike.
Take a journey through the history of the BMW Hole-in-One cars.
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2017 Jaco van Zyl What could be better than carding a round of 65? To hit a hole-in-one on the way to posting this fine score. And what is better than a hole-in-one? To be rewarded for the perfect shot with a BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. That is precisely what Jaco van Zyl achieved in the second round of the 2017 BMW South African Open – and on Friday the 13th. If the South African was ever superstitious beforehand, that’s one superstition unlikely to bother him in the future. TAKEN IN 2017 BMW i8. Protonic Red Edition. The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition – an unparalleled design icon. The expressive exterior paintwork and the sporty interior atmosphere emphasise the unmistakable sports-car genes of the BMW i8 – and awaken a yearning for racy journeys full of tight bends. Like the exclusive special-edition models set to follow in its tyre tracks, it is only available for a limited period. 2016 RICHIE RAMSAY The run continues: whenever the BMW International Open has been held in Cologne, the spectators have witnessed at least one hole-in-one, and one player has celebrated receiving the keys to a dream car. In 2016 it was Scotland’s Richie Ramsay who added the next chapter to the hole-in-one story on his opening round: Ramsay needed just one shot on the 16th hole and was rewarded with the prestigious top model in the BMW 7 Series range, the BMW M760Li xDrive. TAKEN IN 2016 BMW M760Li xDrive POWERFUL AND AUTHORATIVE. With the new BMW M760Li xDrive, the BMW 7 Series is gaining a prestigious flagship model in 2016. The 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology combines exceptional refinement and supreme power delivery at all times. The boldly dynamic driving characteristics of the BMW M760Li xDrive combine with superior ride comfort to set a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. >Discover the BMW M760Li xDrive 2016 JAMES MORRISON James Morrison is a specialist: the Englishman has hit only two aces over the course of his career so far – including practice rounds: at the 2012 Irish Open and the BMW PGA Championship in 2016. Both shots earned him a BMW Hole-in-One Award. As such, Morrison’s garage now houses a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé and a BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. TAKEN IN 2016 BMW i8. Protonic Red Edition. The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition – an unparalleled design icon. The expressive exterior paintwork and the sporty interior atmosphere emphasise the unmistakable sports-car genes of the BMW i8 – and awaken a yearning for racy journeys full of tight bends. Like the exclusive special-edition models set to follow in its tyre tracks, it is only available for a limited period. >Discover the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition 2016 SCOTT JAMIESON 2016 BMW PGA Championship: Like last year, golf fans at the Wentworth Club were treated to two spectacular hole-in-ones. The first of these came courtesy of Scott Jamieson, who proved particularly accurate on the 10th hole of round two of “The Players’ Flagship”. His valuable ace earned the Scot a BMW M2 Coupé. TAKEN IN 2016 BMW M2 Coupé. ORIGIN M. The design and idea behind the first-ever BMW M2 Coupé stem from the historical roots of BMW M GmbH. The vehicle combines top sporting prowess and classic rear-wheel drive with the precision and agility of a modern M automobile. The sportily attuned suspension and a powerful M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine ensure breathtaking performance. >Discover the BMW M2 Coupé 2015 CHRIS WOOD 2015 BMW PGA Championship: BMW is the title partner of “The Player's Flagship” for the eleventh time – but a Hole-in-One award had never been presented in all that time. There was a radical change: Andrew Johnston won a BMW M4 Coupé right in the first round; Chris Wood followed up in the final round: With an incredible shot at the 14th hole, he won the spectacular BMW i8. TAKEN IN 2015 BMW i8 FIRST OF A NEW ERA. The BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise its vehicle class. As the first sports car with the consumption and emission levels of a compact car. One of the strengths of the plug-in hybrid lies in the perfect synchronisation of electric motor and combustion engine, which is evident in maximum efficiency and dynamics on the road. The first sports car that even accelerates the zeitgeist. > Discover the BMW i8 2014 JAMES HEATH If ever anyone hit a truly electrifying shot, then it was James Heath at the 2014 BMW International Open. The Englishman aced the 16th hole with a 7 iron in the final round – and was rewarded with one of the most exciting Hole-in-One cars in the history of the tournament: the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. TAKEN IN 2014 BMW i8 THE MOST PROGRESSIVE SPORTS CAR. The BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise its vehicle class. As the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. The strength of the plug-in hybrid lies, among other factors, in the perfect synchronisation of electric motor and combustion engine, which makes itself apparent in maximum efficiency and dynamics on the road. The first sports car that even accelerates the zeitgeist. > Discover the BMW i8 2013 HUNTER MAHAN This Hole-in-One is something very special. At the 2013 BMW Championship in Chicago, Hunter Mahan is the first player in the history of the tournament to win a Hole-in-One car: the all-electric BMW i3. BMW also donated 100,000 dollars to the Evans Scholars Foundation for the first ace of the tournament. TAKEN IN 2013 BMW i3 READY WHEN YOU ARE. Produced with low-emissions using renewable energies such as wind and water power. Efficient thanks to its lightweight construction with rigid carbon. Manufactured to save resources using renewable and recycled materials. And almost completely recyclable. The thinking behind the BMW i3 is entirely sustainable and with its design oriented entirely towards electro-mobility, was the top-selling electric car in Germany in 2014 according to the official statistics of the German Federal Motor Vehicle Office. > Discover the BMW i3 2012 ANDREW MARSHALL Andrew Marshall took the shot of his career at the BMW International Open. Marshall only realised that the first ace on the 17th hole would be rewarded with the BMW Hole-in-One award – a BMW 640i Gran Coupé worth around 120,000 euros – when he heard the frenzied cheers of the spectators and received the first congratulations. TAKEN IN 2012 BMW 640i GranCoupé REFINED ELEGANCE. RAW POWER. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé opened a new chapter. It was BMW's first Coupé with four doors and combined uncompromising driving dynamics with exclusive elegance and breathtaking design. > Discover the new BMW 6 series GranCoupé 2011 So close. Although the young German Alexander Knappe shot an ace in the second round of the 2011 BMW International Open, he wasn't presented with a new BMW: He achieved the feat at the “wrong” hole. BMW 650i Cabrio Hole-in-One Car 2011 Not taken Alexander Knappe 2010 JEAN-F- LUCQUIN 2010 BMW International Open: It is almost ten years since a Hole-in-One car changed hands at the traditional German tournament. Jean-François Lucquin breaks the spell and hits an ace on the 17th hole. Lucquin lifts his arms up in celebration directly after his brilliant shot, before planting a kiss on the bonnet of his new BMW 5 Series. TAKEN IN 2010 BMW 535i DRIVE LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Expressive, dynamic and efficient – the BMW 5 Series Sedan impresses with its classy design und futuristic technology. > Discover the new BMW 5 Series Sedan 2009 BMW Z4 sDrive Hole-in-One Car 2009 Not taken Colin Montgomerie JUST ... ...HIT AND... BMW 7er Hole-in-One Car 2008 Not taken Miguel Ángel Jiménez BMW 335i Cabrio Hole-in-One Car 2007 Not taken Luke Donald BMW Z4 M Coupé Hole-in-One Car 2006 Not taken BMW M6 Hole-in-One Car 2006 Not taken ... HOPE. Steven Webster BMW 645 Ci Hole-in-One Car 2004 Not taken BMW 545i Hole-in-One Car 2003 Not taken BMW 746li Hole-in-One Car 2002 Not taken 2001 RAPHAËL JACQUELIN The second Hole-in-One car in the history of the BMW tournaments went to Raphaël Jacquelin. With his ace on the 17th hole at the 2001 BMW International Open, the Frenchman achieved what none of his colleagues had managed in exactly a decade. His reward was the breathtaking BMW Z8 Roadster. TAKEN IN 2001 BMW Z8 007's CHOSEN FORM OF TRANSPORT. The BMW Z8 was presented as a top model in 1999. The Roadster was an attempt to modernise the basic idea of the BMW 507. The car manufactured in its own factory in the Munich plant had an aluminum space frame and the V8 engine of the M5. For many it was the luxury version of the modern Roadster. A total of 5,703 of these cars were manufactured. 2000 – 1992 BMW Z8 Hole-in-One Car 2000 Not taken BMW 328i C Hole-in-One Car 1999 Not taken BMW 328i Touring Hole-in-One Car 1998 Not taken BMW 540i Touring Hole-in-One Car 1997 Not taken BMW Z3 Roadster Hole-in-One Car 1996 Not taken BMW 328i Touring Hole-in-One Car 1995 Not taken BMW 325i Cabrio Hole-in-One Car 1994 Not taken BMW 325i Cabrio Hole-in-One Car 1993 Not taken BMW 525i Touring Hole-in-One Car 1992 Not taken 1991 JAY TOWNSEND. 1991: It was only the third BMW International Open to be played when Jay Townsend made history: The American became the first ever pro to secure a BMW Hole-in-One award with an ace. His reward was a real classic: the BMW 325i cabriolet. TAKEN IN 1991 BMW 325i THE FIRST BMW HOLE-IN-ONE-CAR. The convertible derived from the second generation 3 Series with no roll bar ranked among the most successful models of its kind in the world between 1986 and 1993. BMW launched the Type 325i convertible as the first full convertible based on the 3 Series in 1986. It was the first factory-developed convertible since the legendary BMW 503 convertible was launched in 1956. Since then, convertibles have been firmly established in the BMW range and have played a key role in the success of the brand. 1990 – 1989 WHEN PASSION STARTED. BMW became involved with professional golf in 1989, when they held the first BMW International Open in Munich. Now, more than a quarter of a century later, it is impossible to imagine international golf without the global golf player BMW – or without the Hole-in-One cars presented as prizes in all BMW tournaments. BMW Z1 Hole-in-One Car 1990 Not taken BMW 325ix Touring Hole-in-One Car 1989 Not taken