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Pat O’Neil shoots a Hole-in-One!

Pat O'Neil hole-in-oneAn amateur golfer’s chance of an ace is 12,500 to 1. An ace is when a player hits the ball directly from the tee into the hole with one stroke. Also called a hole-in-one.

You can read more stats like that and be discouraged, or you can ask Pat O’Neil, our SAHP director of finance and administration, exactly how it feels to shoot a hole-in-one. She did it! With witnesses!

“It was VERY exciting!” she said.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, Pat was golfing with her husband (and not that well, by her account) at the LaVista Falls golf course, when she stepped to the fourth hole, a par three for 81 yards. She took a half swing with her eight iron. The ball soared 80 yards, landed on the green, rolled neatly to the hole, teetered, then fell in. She almost fell over.

Another gentleman who had played past them saw the (w)hole thing. He went straight to the clubhouse to fill out a witness report, so it’s on the books.

I asked her if she saved the ball as a trophy.

“Never occurred to me to save that ball – pretty sure I put it in the lake on the next hole! I did save the club, however!”

Congratulations, Pat!

Pat's Ace!

Pat’s Ace!


1 comment

  1. Tori says:

    Way to go Pat!!

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