Playing in our senior league at Pecan Hollow Golf Course in Plano. TX, I hit an 8 iron on hole #2 for my first hole in one. I was able to share it with four of my best friends. great day for my me and my Velocity golf ball!!!
Hole number six on the Canyon Course at the Phoenician, playing 303 to the green and the pin was set back about 20 yards from that. I teed up my driver and decided to go for it. The hole plays a slight dogleg right and I got all of it off the tee. After my buddy Matt teed off we took off down the fairway for his ball, he then took a nice approach shot in the green. When we got up to the green which is elevated a little bit above the tee box, I did not see my ball. The last thing in my mind was to actually check the hole. I assumed I drove over the green and as I'm running around the edges looking for my ball my buddy Matt goes to tend the pin. That's when he looks down and sees my ball. When he hollered for me to come over I thought it was bullshit but sure enough there lied my ball. Hole-in-one, albatross baby!!
It was at Orchard Hills County Course in Paramus, NJ. Hole #8, 133 yards. You must carry all the yardage because of a steep front. It has sand traps all around. I hate this hole!! I have reached it maybe once. I took out my driver because it was the first time golfing after having pneumonia and I was wiped out. I hit it perfectly, bounced up onto the green and rolled in. My husband, Dave and 2 other friends, Bob and Barbara were with us. Very exciting as anyone who has gotten one knows. It was also a very difficult health year for us. I was in treatment for leukemia and spent the month of February in the hospital undergoing an experiment treatment. It worked and I hit the 6 month make of being cancer free. This Hole in One is extra special.
I have played golf for 32 plus years and have been close on many occasions. We got to the tee box, my Dad and friend Gil, got out to measure the distance to the hole. Funny thing is you have to hit it above the hole to let it come down so you are actually hitting it 10-15yards farther. They measure 136 to pin and Dad says all you have to do is hit it up to the left and let it fall in, I said "that easy huh. Well you call it I'll do it." That is exactly what I did, to have my Dad with me made it extra special since we just lost his father last year, and he was with Dad when he got his first.