THE JOURNEYCONTINUES.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.>Learn more about the BMW 7 series>Learn more about the BMW i8 Protonic Dark Silver Edition2017Jaco van ZylWhat 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.TAKENIN 2017BMW 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.2016RICHIE RAMSAYThe 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.TAKENIN 2016BMW M760Li xDrivePOWERFULAND 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 xDrive2016JAMES MORRISONJames 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. TAKENIN 2016BMW 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 Edition2016SCOTT JAMIESON2016 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.TAKENIN 2016BMW 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 Coupé2015CHRIS WOOD2015 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.TAKENIN 2015BMW i8FIRST OFA 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 i82014JAMES HEATHIf 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.TAKENIN 2014BMW i8THE MOST PROGRESSIVESPORTS 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 i82013HUNTER MAHANThis 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.TAKENIN 2013BMW i3READYWHEN 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 i32012ANDREW MARSHALLAndrew 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.TAKENIN 2012BMW 640i GranCoupéREFINED 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 GranCoupé2011So 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 CabrioHole-in-One Car 2011Not takenAlexander Knappe2010JEAN-F- LUCQUIN2010 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.TAKENIN 2010BMW 535iDRIVE LIKENEVER BEFORE.Expressive, dynamic and efficient – the BMW 5 Series Sedan impresses with its classy design und futuristic technology.> Discover the new BMW 5 Series Sedan2009BMW Z4 sDriveHole-in-One Car 2009Not takenColin MontgomerieJUST ......HIT AND...BMW 7erHole-in-One Car 2008Not takenMiguel Ángel JiménezBMW 335i CabrioHole-in-One Car 2007Not takenLuke DonaldBMW Z4 M CoupéHole-in-One Car 2006Not takenBMW M6Hole-in-One Car 2006Not taken... HOPE.Steven WebsterBMW 645 CiHole-in-One Car 2004Not takenBMW 545iHole-in-One Car 2003Not takenBMW 746liHole-in-One Car 2002Not taken2001RAPHAËL JACQUELINThe 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.TAKENIN 2001BMW Z8007's CHOSEN FORMOF 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 – 1992BMW Z8Hole-in-One Car 2000Not takenBMW 328i CHole-in-One Car 1999Not takenBMW 328i TouringHole-in-One Car 1998Not takenBMW 540i TouringHole-in-One Car 1997Not takenBMW Z3 RoadsterHole-in-One Car 1996Not takenBMW 328i TouringHole-in-One Car 1995Not takenBMW 325i CabrioHole-in-One Car 1994Not takenBMW 325i CabrioHole-in-One Car 1993Not takenBMW 525i TouringHole-in-One Car 1992Not taken1991JAY 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.TAKENIN 1991BMW 325iTHE FIRSTBMW 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 – 1989WHEN 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 Z1Hole-in-One Car 1990Not takenBMW 325ix TouringHole-in-One Car 1989Not taken