Frank Pinto won't be driving anything close to resembling his last name soon.
Not to say that the retired 67-year-old was driving something similar to the economy car that was popular in the 1970s that matches his surname. But it's nothing like he won by making a hole-in-one Monday at Bay Colony Golf Club.
The Grey Oaks member aced the 165-yard 16th hole with a 7-iron to win his choice of a Jaguar or Porsche during the Immokalee Foundation Charity Classic that featured 26 tour or former tour pros.
"It also was the second one I didn't see go in," said Pinto, a native of New Rochelle, N.Y., who had made one on Grey Oaks' Estuary Course. "I knew that it was a good shot when it landed on the green. I knew it would run to the left and run down the hill. People behind the green jumped up, and then I knew it was in."
It was the first time in the charity tournament for Pinto, who has played the course a few times.
Nationwide Tour pro Erik Compton, who has gone through a pair of heart transplants, was the pro for Pinto's group when he made the hole-in-one; the four-person amateur groups switched between two different pros after nine holes.
"The only way to keep it on the green was to hole it," Compton said. " ... I've never witnessed that. That was really cool, a nice away to finish the day."
Otherwise, the Charity Classic featured what it always does — top-flight tour and former tour pros coming together to support young people in Immokalee.
Over $1 million was raised between a charity dinner Friday, and Monday's golf event, which was won by the team of Kevin Johnson, Greg Stupinski, Wayne Meland and John Wajda with a 16-under 56.
"This event just amazes me how much people look forward to playing in this event," said Naples resident Mark Lye, a former tour player and current Golf Channel analyst who helps secure the tour pros for the tournament. "It's a pretty awesome organization. The people in this town are just very giving people."
Andy Bean, a Champions Tour player who has been a regular in the event, was struck by talking to David Turrubiartez, who is from Immokalee and is on one of the scholarships through the foundation.
"That's the thing," Bean said. "He impressed me. He did know how fortunate he was to have the scholarship."
As for Pinto, he said he planned on sending his wife, Bonnie, a text message. She is helping their daughter pack to move down to the area.
"I'm going to send her a text saying I got an eagle on a par-3," Pinto said, chuckling.