INSOLVENCY and business rescue specialist Alan Price booked his trip to Spain for the 2010 Gold Club golf national finals with a narrow win in the well-attended Leicester, Northants and Rutland golf day.
The 52-year-old from Wellingborough edged last year's winner, John Hardwick, by one point to take the top prize on the testing, wind-swept Lutterworth course.
And Ian Postils, the Regional Area Manager for the West Central area of the FSB, recorded his first hole-in-one at the 188-yard, par three, 15th hole.
The par-69, 5,878-yard parkland course proved a tough test for the 28 starters.
But Price, who won the FSB's Northants Golf Day three years ago, kept his nerve to pip Hardwick.
The Gold Club prize trip is to the Spanish PGA HQ in Roda, Murcia from Wednesday April 21 to Sunday, April 25.
Mr Price from Wellingborough receives four nights bed and breakast accomodation at the plush Roda Golf apartments.
Three rounds of golf at Roda designed by Welshman Dave Thomas and La Peraleja, created by legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros.
Airport transfers are included in the package along with a welcome drinks meeting and a gala presentation dinner.
Sponsoring the event are Towergate, Visa Commercial and Dragon Golf, who organise the event.
Winners also receive £100 towards the cost of flights to Murcia and Mr Price, a 14-handicap player, said: "I've been on golf trips abroad before – but I've never won one.
"This is a tremendous trip and the highlight of my round at Lutterworth was the 19th hole when I was presented with the prize.
"I have never played Lutterworth before but had several good holes, including the third and 12th, but the course was hard because of the swirling wind."
He added: "I left a few shots out there but I'm really looking forward to going to Spain."
Hardwick, 50, who was runner-up in the 2009 Gold Club finals in Portugal, said: "I'm stunned."
The five handicap player from Rothley Park, who is East Midlands Policy Chair, had six, three puts in his round.
The Loughborough-based disc jockey said: "I've played Lutterworth many times, but not from the yellow tees.
"It was a real test and this was a big tournament for me in what has been a disappointing season."
Postils' hole-in-one was a total surprise to the 63-year-old who only took up golf a few years ago.
The Oswestry-based player hit his No 3 rescue club from the tee and was relieved to see it winging its way towards the green.
He said: "I've never played Lutterworth before and I knew the 15th would be a tough par three as it was into the wind.
"I took out the No 3 rescue and I was confident it had hit the green.
"I actually turned away and my playing partners said they thought it was close.
"The four ahead of us were about to tee off at the 16th and they started to wave their arms about.
"And it was one of my playing partners who went to the hole to see if the ball was there."