Golfer Elliot Saltman wins own weight in ham with hole-in-one

Elliot Saltman
Saltman was banned from golf for three months in January

Scottish golfer Elliot Saltman has won his own weight in ham after chalking up his third hole-in-one of the season at the Madrid Masters.

The 29-year-old hit his ace in the second round at El Encin's 204-yard third hole - but still missed the cut.

"This is going to last me until next Christmas, never mind this one," said Saltman, who weighs in at 240 pounds.

"I've been trying to lose some weight but I'm glad now I've not lost that much," he added.

Saltman has experienced a season of mixed emotions.

He was banned for three months earlier this year after being found guilty of a "serious breach" of regulations at a Challenge Tour event.

But he became the first player in 20 years on the European Tour to achieve two holes-in-one in the same tournament when he managed the feat at the Wales Open in June.

In May, he came close to another hole-in-one, which would have won him a car, at the Majorca Open.