Golfers who have not enjoyed the euphoria of a hole-in-one, stop reading now.
An 89-year-old Ohio man accomplished one of the rarest feats in golf not once, but twice in a three-day span earlier this month.
Howard Freeman found the bottom of the cup first on May 16th, knocking a 5-wood on the 8th hole at Wooster Country Club in Wooster, Ohio from 132 yards out. Two days later, Freeman teed up a driver from 150 yards on the par-3 3rd hole and made that as well.
While Freeman was on the hook for a nice bar tab after his aces, his wallet wasn’t eased by any side action. Speaking to the Akron Beacon-Journal, Freeman told the paper the skin he won for the ace couldn’t even buy one drink.
“We had a lot of skins that day so my hole-in-one was only worth one dollar,” he said. “A hole-in-one. Worth a dollar.”
The pair of aces take Freeman’s ace total to four, all of which have come at Wooster C.C. His latest accomplishment has gained him some notoriety as well after the Facebook post shared by head pro Kelly Kranstuber went semi-viral.
“I haven’t been this famous since I got out of jail and I’ve never been in jail,” he said. “Before we teed off, one of my playing partners said that it would be a good day to get a hole-in-one because we only had six players in our playing group that day. So the drink bill was only $65 and that’s all right. I could handle that.”