No wasted shots

Cliff Romme, a 77-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona resident is a regular gofer with his 40-man gang called the “Bogey Boys.” The retirees play various courses around the Scottsdale area regularly. Cliff is a regular golfer, but has never qualified for any of the PGA tournaments or even tried to qualify. This week, Romme’s magical round began on the 123-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Orange Tree Golf Resort. “It started off as probably my worst round in several weeks,” Romme told Phoenix TV station Fox 10 linked below. “I just could not keep the ball in the right spots.” In fact, Romme brought a wedge to the green thinking his tee shot was long, but was pleasantly surprised when his ball was found in the cup. That was a thrill for him and put a big smile on his face. Three tee offs later on the number 7 the unthinkable happened again on the 148-yard hole. “I was a little numb,” said Romme, “I couldn’t believe it.” You know he and the rest of the Bogey Boys must have had a pretty darn good celebration after that.

But wait! there is more

Ben Tetzlaff, a high school golfer from Allentown, PA was out with his team and the coaches at Iron Lakes Country Club. Ben, a 17-year-old senior, accomplished a rare feat Monday, making two holes in one the same round of golf. In fact, he did so playing just nine holes in a practice round with his Parkland High golf team, acing the second and sixth holes. When his second hole in one fell Monday afternoon, Ben Tetzlaff fell to the ground, saying, “What the heck just happened?” A day later, the Parkland High golfer remained stunned. “I still can’t believe it, and I was the one who did it,” Ben said. “So I can’t imagine being someone who didn’t see it trying to believe it.” Ben, who has been playing golf for five years, had never made a hole-in-one before Monday. First, he hit a gap wedge to Iron Lakes’ 104-yard second hole, watching the ball spin close without seeing it fall. After pocketing that golf ball for safekeeping, Tetzlaff then hit a 9-iron to the 140-yard sixth hole. That shot took a “perfect line,” he said, bounced once and disappeared. “My friend [and witness John Angelella] sprinted around the water, he saw the ball in the hole,” Ben said. “It was like, What the heck just happened? How do you do that? It’s not a natural thing.” Parkland golf coach Scott Levan witnessed the second hole-in-one and on the first one he did hear Ben shout, “Oh my gosh, did it go in?” Levan said, “I know a couple guys who waited 60 years between holes-in-one, but I’ve never seen someone wait just 40 minutes. I’ve never had one, so I still have a shot to beat his record.”

The PGA Hole-in-one registry estimates that a regular golfer getting two holes-in-one during one 18 hole round is about 67 million to one. About 10 times rarer than winning the Powerball jackpot. Ben did it in 9 holes so does that make his chances 134 million to one or 67 million times 67 million? Ben had another good day Tuesday at Iron Lakes. He shot a round of 78 to help Parkland edge formerly unbeaten Emmaus, District 11’s top-ranked Class 3A team, by one stroke in their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match.

Easy Holes in one

An old man goes golfing every weekend. His wife always complains about his going and leaving her alone. So one weekend he says, “Why don’t you come with me and I’ll teach you how to play.” She agrees and on the first hole, a par 4 with a dog leg, she asks “ok, what do I do?” He says “you see that flag way down there with that patch of green around it? You have to hit the ball on to that patch of grass close to that flag.” So she swings and hits an amazing drive. The ball lands 3 feet from the hole. The man says “That was incredible! Great shot!” His wife asks “So what do I do now?” So he says, “Well now you have to hit it into that hole.”
The wife says, “Well why didn’t you tell me that to begin with?”

Four guys from work were out golfing together. One of the guys had just bought a new club and complained it was not living up to its billing. He offered to sell the club to my Dad for $150. Dad said, “Well, let me try it out first.”  So he used the club on the next hole and got a hole in one. “Are you positive you want to sell this club?” my father asked his buddy. “Sure,” the man replied, “Only now the price is $300.” 

This priest decided to skip church one Sunday morning and go play golf. He told his assistant that he wasn’t feeling well. He drove to a golf course in another city, so nobody would know him. He teed off on the first hole. A huge gust of wind caught his ball, carried is an extra hundred yards and dropped it right in the hole, for a 450 yard hole in one. An angel looked at God and said, “What’d you do that for?” God smiled and said, “Who’s he going to tell?”

I invented a new cyber golf ball that’ll automatically find and go in the hole if it gets within four inches.
Do NOT carry them in your back pocket.

March 20th Birthdays

1977 – Emma Willis, 1980 – Bianca Lawson, 1958 – Holly Hunter, 1963 – Kathy Ireland

1928 – Mr. Rogers (Fred), 1947 – Bobby Orr,  1957 – Spike Lee, 1931 – Hal Linden

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