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GOLF: Ace nets CMP employee electric car

Mike DuBois never saw the ball go in the hole, but he could tell from the commotion on the 17th green at the Augusta Country Club last week that something good had happened.

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HERE’S YOUR KEYS: Mike DuBois of Benton, left, poses with Steve Shuman of Charlie’s Motor Mall after DuBois won an electric car in a tournament last week at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester.
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DuBois, who lives in Benton, was playing in the 42nd annual United Way of Kennebec Valley Golf Tournament with three of his fellow Central Maine Power Company employees. His first-ever hole in one will be tough to duplicate since this one netted him a new car.

So what type of vehicle does a CMP employee win? Why an all-electric one of course. DuBois has yet to drive the 2012 Mitsubishi I-Miev he won. Verifying the particulars through the insurance company that underwrites the vehicles could take another month according to Steve Shuman of Charlie’s Motor Mall, the company that sponsored the hole in one contest.

DuBois, who was playing with Sue Clary, Dan Littlefield and Peggy Cummings, knew he hit a good shot from the elevated tee box 150 yards from the hole.

“I had a draw with a pitching wedge right off the pin,” he said. “It landed 18 inches short and followed the slope. No one could really see it.”

The hole in one was verified by volunteer witnesses near the green. There was also a witness on the tee box, but DuBois said she was reading a book and not watching the shots.

“What if I just tell you I got one?” DuBois joked to her before his shot. “She said ‘I’ll know,’ she came out of that chair like lightning.”


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