Golfers share hole-in-one experiences
A few weeks ago a story about holes-in-one here in the Roaring Fork Valley appeared in the Post Independent. For those who have had a hole-in-one before, we asked that your send in your story. Here are a few that weve received:Ill bet you get a lot of stories, but this is a good one. On Oct. 30, 2004, my husband and I were playing Lakota with a visitor from Denver. Randy Pickering of Denver got the first hole-in-one on the No. 3, 125-yard par-3, with a 9-iron. They had a deal all the golf you could play for so much money. So, on the second 18-hole round, Terry Galbreath got his hole-in-one on the (same hole).One threesome, two holes-in-one on the same hole same day I had to go into the witness protection program after that! ErIn Galbreath, Glenwood SpringsThis e-mail is from my friend, John Gatzeras, who is 85 years old:My first hole-in-one was years ago in Bristol, Conn., at the Pequabuck Golf Course. My witness was the pro, Sebby Meluso.The most interesting hole-in-one was the sixth hole at Pequabuck on a bright Sunday morning. My playing partner was Jeff Cooper. We were playing against Al Monaco and Ernie Losey. Because the green was busy, we had to wait to hit and the conversation subject came up holes-in-one. Al Monaco stated he had one and I had three holes-in-one at that time. Ernie Losey said he had none and that he had not seen one, much less had one. As I teed the ball, I said, Ernie, Im going to put this ball in the hole just for you. And I did. Eugene Blyther was also standing off the green, away from us, and jumped up and down saying It went in the hole, it went in the hole. So, I gave the ball to Ernie saying, Ernie, you saw it, you can have it. The ball is yours.To make a long story short, my eighth hole-in-one was on the twelfth hole at the Glenwood Springs Golf Course seven or eight years ago. It was at the Old Timers Tournament, which I won. But, I havent played a round of golf since. I still have my golf clubs, though, just in case anyone would like to play for money. John GatzerasToo bad Lakota isnt tracking their holes-in-one. But then we dont have to buy the clubhouse drinks!On Sunday, June 29, I shot a hole-in-one on No. 9 at Lakota. Witnessed by Bruce Klein two others missed it! Shannon Kyle
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