August 7, 2012 – Hole In One!
“Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants? Just in case he got a hole in one” is one of Kelly’s favorite jokes when playing with me. Every golfer dreams of having a hole in one and some spend all their lives never making one. Hole in one is not skill, it is more like a happy accident. Yes, the golfer still needs to the get ball to the right general direction – after that, it’s mostly luck.
I made my first ever hole in one – on a very unique hole – hole 19. Forrest Dunes Golf Club, Roscommon, MI is one of the few golf course that has a hole 19 – called a “Bye Hole” a designated hole to settle all bets. The green is unique with a bunker in the middle of the green. My buddies and I are working on a golf course review at the Forrest Dunes Golf Club – in 2011 it was #4 best golf course in Michigan and ranked #20 Golf Digest 2011/12 America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses.
I have always wondered how I would react (I have witnessed one other hole in one – and I was more excited by it than the person who made it – he was quite nonchalant about it) – today I have the answers. My buddies and I were (all four of us) were really laughing our ass off. I couldn’t stop laughing for a good five minutes – really really loud laugh – probably enough to wake up the dead.)
This is probably one of the lamest photo I have shot so far – I was so giddy about the hole in one I just made, I have totally forgotten how to take a picture. Luckily before I made that hole in one, I was still in a decent frame on one to shoot the photo below. 🙂