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Friday, March 26, 2010

Start the Season With A Hole In One

As the snow is starting to melt and the rain clouds are clearings, more and more golfers are hitting the links. Starting the season in March is risky for some golfers because the course conditions are not at their finest and the cold and windy weather definitely takes a toll on the game. This was not the case however at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Wisconsin. Gary Heintz of La Cross, WI headed out on Cedar Creek last Tuesday for his first round of the year where he hit is second hole in one of his lifetime. Heintz must have made quite a few trips to the driving range over the winter months because the hole in one came on only the third hole of the round. Gary hit a 4-iron to reach the 165 yard green on the par 3 hole, he quoted “we saw the ball hit and it trickled right toward the hole and went in.”

This was the first hole in one recorded for the course this season, with the course opening at 10am and Gary acing the third hole shortly before noon. This wasn’t Heintz’s only hole in one. His first came quite a while back. Gary first hit a hole in one at the young age of 12. Now 56 Heintz still hasn’t lost his swing! Group member Tony Roberts reported that Heintz was at the top of his game last Tuesday as he almost hit another hole in one on the 7th hole. Congrats to Gary and good luck with the rest of the season!

Friday, March 19, 2010

With Tiger Out, Villegas Is The Player To Watch

With Tiger Woods still out of the golf world, the new player making a strong name for himself is Camilo Villegas. Villegas, a Colombia native came to the US to play golf for the Florida State Gators. In the pro sports arena he is known for his long blonde hair and stylish outfit choices on the golf course. He also goes by the nickname “Spider-Man,” which came about based on his flexible low to the ground stance when reading his putts. In the last couple weeks Villegas has been at the top of this game.First he made a strong play for third place in the Phoenix Open after missing a short putt that kept him out of the winning group. Even more recently he improved his putting skills and was able to take the Honda Classic, his first PGA tour win since September 2008.

Camilo set himself up to take The Honda Classic going into the final round with a 3-shot lead over his competitors and started the final round strong, birding four out of the first ten holes. The back nine however was a different story; Villegas lost some of his focus and bogeyed three holes. The American Andrew Kim was on his heels on most of the back nine however with a couple of slip ups and bogey’s on the back nine, Villegas was able to keep his cool and secure his win by sinking a 19 foot birdie putt on the 18th. Overall he finished 2 under for the day and 13 under par overall with Kim finishing in second. No hole in one for Camilo in this event but we at Foresite Sports like his style!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Second Hole In One For Blind Golfer

John Morrison, a 66 year old golfer has had is ups and downs on the golf course. A golfer all his life, Morrison, originally from Ireland, lost his left eye in a golfing accident at Jacks Point Golf Course in New Zealand where Morrison resides in the summer. Although the injury was unfortunate and no doubt horrifying, it hasn’t stopped this avid player from hitting the links. Morrison enjoys playing in competitions and in his last tournament he achieved a golfer’s biggest goal, for the second time! Morrison scored a hole in one on hole number 14, a 172 yard par 3 at Arrowtown Golf Course in New Zealand. Being blind in one eye makes it difficult for Morrison to see all of his shots; however this shot was blind to the whole group. The hole doglegs making the green impossible to see from the tee box, it wasn’t until one of the group members went up to the green to find Morrison’s ball sitting in the cup.

John will continue to play golf and hopes to hit a couple for aces before his career is over. He was once a three handicap, before the accident, and now at a seven or eight he still manages to par’s the course at Arrowtown. Morrison received a $100 gift card for getting his hole in one that was mostly spent at the bar celebrating with this fellow golfers after the round! US Hole In One congratulates John Morrison on his amazing accomplishment!