Matt Ramsay, a casual golfer from Vancouver, made a 67 foot putt at a charity event, thereby winning the $10,000 prize. But a half-year later, he’s still waiting for the check, which he planned to use for day care for his child.
It seems that the insurance company that provided the underwriting for the prize is not licensed to sell insurance in Oregon. In fact, the company, Hole-In-Won Inc. is not licensed to sell insurance in a lot of states and that’s attracted the attention of a number of Attorneys General. Here in Oregon officials report that Hole-In-Won has tried to sell such insurance to customers who are unaware that the transaction is illegal. Those who have been approached by Hole-In-Won, especially on line, are urged to contact the Oregon Attorney General’s office at 503-947-7233.
Meanwhile, Hole-In-One, Inc. President Kevin Kolenda of Rye, NY has not paid on a number of similar claims for prize money, according to the Oregon AG’s office.