Five months later, one golf resolution accomplished
On Jan. 2, 2013, I wrote a blog about golf resolutions, noting that my two annual resolutions were usually (1) Shoot consistently in the 70s, and (2) Card a hole-in-one.
Well, exactly five months later, on May 2, I actually accomplished the second resolution and recorded my first-ever ace.
I was at King’s Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and on the 10th hole of an otherwise average round for me – i.e., a few good holes, a few bad holes, a few mediocre holes – I hit a 7-iron dead-straight and just a hair thin. The ball landed on the front of the 167-yard par-3’s green, rolled about 15 feet, nudged the flag stick, and dropped.
Happily, I got to share the moment with three friends. I was not only reviewing the course for an upcoming feature story, but also on a golf trip that is organized each year by David Butts from Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the 25th year that David has been shepherding a group of 30 far-flung friends and family around Tennessee and/or Kentucky, and my ace is the first to have been carded by anyone in the group.
Every golfer should be so lucky to be part of such a great collection of friends, and to be led by such a dedicated golfer and caretaker as David. Every golfer should also be so lucky as to experience the shock of watching the ball disappear into the hole while still standing on the tee box.
Now to work on that other resolution…
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