Closest To the Hole - Exxon Club

July 26, 1986, I was playing in an Exxon Club tournament with three of my best golfing buddies, Dennis Brantly, Harry Turner, and Joe Stephenson. We were on the Par 3 148 yard number 2 hole. It happened to be the hole designated for the closest to the hole prize. Dennis had already hit his ball to the right side of the green and was looking for his ball when I hit my Titleist 9 iron. We saw the ball land on the front of the green and thought it might be close. All of the sudden Dennis started shouting "It's in the hole". I couldn't believe it, but it was. A Hole-In-One winner of the prize. I purchased a pitching wedge from the pro shop with my winnings. It was a really fun day. My other golfing buddy, Joe McCrory raced back from the 3rd hole to find out what all the shouting was about, He couldn't believe it.

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