I celebrated my 46th birthday on Friday January 10 and my friend Josh asked me if I want to play golf on Sunday morning. Since it was already late to reserve a tee time, we walked in Los Lagos Golf Course, San Jose, California early Sunday 1/12/2014 morning and planned play the back 9. When Josh and I checked in at the golf shop, we asked if we can play all 18 holes. Luckily, there was an available slot so they put us on the second group. Another the single, his name is Mark, joined me and Josh. Our tee time was 7:15am on a warm winter day in Northern California.
It was the 7th hole, 87 yards par 3 middle pin. At first I chose the pitching wedge but changed my mind and switched to the 52 degree wedge. I hit it high and straight to the flag. I saw the ball landed close to the flag but never thought it was going to drop in, so I looked down to pick up my tee. That when I heard my friend Josh and Mark shouted out loud “it went in, it went in. Hole-in-one !”. We were so happy, jumping up and down, high-fiving each other. I walked up to the green and saw my ball’s mark about 3fts from the pin and the ball was in the cup. It was the best moment of my six years playing golf, a special gift for my birthday, and…. I will never forget that.

Lan Ho