Five aces were recorded on the fifth hole, a par-3 measuring 118 yards, with the other on the 148-yard 16th hole of the club’s Cassique Course. The holes-in-one came during the annual Men’s Closing Day golf outing on November 6, which pairs three members of the club with one staff member.
Six holes-in-one were recorded on the same day at Kiawah Island (S.C.) Club’s Cassique Course, according to Mike Touhill, Director of Public Relations for Kiawah Partners, PGA.com reported.
The record occurred on the Tom Watson-designed links course on November 6, during the annual Men’s Closing Day golf outing. A total of 71 golfers participated in the event, which pairs three members of the private club with one staff member to mark the end of the fall tournament season, PGA.com reported.
Five aces were recorded on the fifth hole, a par 3 measuring 118 yards, with the other hole-in-one coming on the 148-yard par 3, 16th hole. The shots were made by a combination of members and staff with Garrett Hill, Alan Gillespie, Matt Cleveland, Ken Knecktel and Dale Mercer making an ace on hole No. 5 and Larry Patrick on hole No. 16, PGA.com reported.
C&RB reported yesterday that the odds of the average amateur getting a hole-in-one are 12,500-to-1.
The remarkable feat came just hours after longtime Cassique golf shop employee, Tom Churchill, passed away following his 12-year battle with cancer, leaving many of his friends and colleagues to suggest the omnipresent “Golf Gods” were at work that day. Churchill worked as a member of the golf shop staff where the event took place, and likely would have participated in the outing as he had for the previous 14 years, PGA.com reported.
“Churchie was definitely kicking them in for the guys that day,” said Kiawah Island Club Director of Golf, Steve Kelleher. “Tom was a member of the Kiawah family for more than 20 years, beloved by our membership as well as a mentor and colleague to our younger staff. This is always a special event but having dedicated the day to Tom and then recording six holes-in-one, I’m not sure you can really explain it.”
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