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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kindergarten Golfer Has Hole In One

There were reports out of Illinois this week of a 5 year old boy named Drew Gray who hit a hole in one at a Yorktown Golf Club in Belleville, IL. We always like to hear stories like this because because it just goes to show how truly lucky you have to be to get a hole in one.

Apparently, Drew was playing with his family and stepped up to the 75 yard, fifth hole and asked his Uncle, Jon Hanft Uncle what club he should hit. Hanft's only advice was to try a driver for the shot. That's all it took for little Drew who hit his driver perfectly to score his first hole in one. Hanft said that he had a hole in one last year but it took him a lot longer to score his first ace than it did for his nephew. The shot was witnessed by several family members and verified by the course owner John Bethard.

Drew is the youngest player to record an ace at the course, says Bethard. Drew has been paying golf with his family and friends for the past two years and even participated in the club's golf camp for 4 to 8 year olds this past summer. Despite the fact that Drew is not the youngest golfer to ever hit a hole in one (that record is held by Jake Paine of Lake Forest, CA who hit a hole in one from 66 yards out) we at US Hole In One are certainly impressed.