Was golfing with my friend, Ann Hlynsky, at Glen Lea Golf Course in Brandon, Manitoba on July 03, 2022. I had a terrible first hole (scored a 7)! When I got to the second hole, the course Marshall (Brent Mills) was there filling the box up with score cards. We talked a bit, then he stayed and watched us tee off. Ann went first, hit a nice ball which landed in the green. My turn now. Swing and finish felt perfect, and we watched it land near the hole, and roll right into the cup! At first, I was a little stunned, then realized what happened! Threw my club up in the air, hugged Ann and then the Marshall (whom I’d just met!)
When we finished the front nine, the staff was waiting for me, and presented me with a ‘hole in one’ congratulations banner, and took a photo of me holding it, as well as my pitching wedge and Titleist golf ball, that I had used.
As I found out later, I had two witnesses, but the whole golf course heard me. 😂
To have witnessed a hole-in-one on TV, or have a friend tell you they had one is one thing, but when you get your own first one, there’s no feeling like it! Plus, I had just turned 75, five weeks earlier! 👏