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A Wisch come true

By G. Sean Kelly

GSPI Sports Editor



If Jeff Wisch strolls up to your poker table, it may be a good idea to cash in those chips and step away. He’s definitely got luck on his side.

Not that skill isn’t necessary to shoot a hole in one, but Wisch has been on quite a roll for the past week.



After carding his second lifetime ace May 18 on the 160-yard No. 3 hole at the Glenwood Spring Golf Club, the 60-year-old longtime Glenwood Springs resident drove an 8-iron tee shot into the cup on the 137-yard No. 14 at Aspen Glen Golf Course.

“There’s hope for everybody,” joked Wisch, who made sure to point out he’s no scratch golfer (closer to a 16 or 17 handicap).

The ace at Glenwood Springs Golf Course come on an elevated green, so he didn’t know it was in until he found it snuggled up next to the pin in the hole.

At Aspen Glen, Wisch had the luxury of seeing the dimpled orb drop in the cup. According to playing buddy Jim Griffin, who witnessed both aces, Wisch wasn’t very confident after striking the ball, though.

“Jeff said, ‘Oh, I think it’s going to go in the trap,'” Griffin said. “I thought he hit it great.”

And Wisch did hit it great, earning him the new nickname of “Ace.”

Realizing he’s on a bit of a hot streak right now, Wisch is now trying to cash in on his luck. Rather than take a trip to Las Vegas, he plunked down a few bucks on the lottery.

“I bought three quick picks for the local and the Powerball,” he said. “Maybe it comes in threes.”

While he will have to wait to see if he hit the jackpot in the lottery, Wisch can relish the fact that he accomplished twice in less than a week – three rounds of golf – a feat many golfers don’t accomplish in a lifetime on the course.

“I have very little to look forward to,” he said with a laugh.


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