On a roll: Golfer records 5 holes-in-one in a week
KAPPA, Ill. (AP) — Central Illinois amateur golfer Curt Hocker is on a roll. Five rolls, to be exact. Just ask anyone at the El Paso Golf Club, where the 22-year-old has recorded five holes-in-one in the last week, including two on Saturday. In this year alone, Hocker has seven aces, five on par-4s, and two other double eagles.
"I don't know what to think," said Hocker, who works in the club's pro shop. "After each one I say it's over, and it keeps happening."
Friends and family, 15 of whom have witnessed Hocker's strokes of luck while playing with him, are equally mystified.
"It's incomprehensible this kind of luck could happen, but it does happen," said El Paso pro Steve Fulton. "There are other things in life that have been just as weird and eerie that have happened. What are the odds?"
Hocker said he's just glad that his club membership comes with "hole-in-one insurance."
That "insurance" means the club — and not Hocker — has to honor the golf tradition of buying everyone in the clubhouse a drink after an ace is made.
"I think the golf course is getting mad at me for all the drinks," Hocker said. "It's hard to talk about, but it's awesome to have it happen."
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It made me think of the time that I hit a ball, it sailed through the air and landed on the green and started rolling right toward the hole. I was ecstatic, my husband was in awe and our instructor was in complete and utter shock, probably hoping inside with all that he had that it wouldn't go in the hole (since he hadn't yet ever had a hole-in-one). It rolled closer and closer until coming to a gentle little stop just inches away from the hole.
What a golf lesson!
You can bet that every single person I talked to for the next few days found out about it, okay, maybe not the cashier at the grocery store, but whatever friends and family I ran into certainly heard all about it.
Pretty humble, eh?
So, as you can see, I have a long ways to go in trying to bring the characteristic of humility into my life. But, I believe it would be good for me to be more humble, so I am not giving up and will continue to work on it. I would definately prefer to make that change through working at it and praying for help than having it thrust upon me through other (usually more catastrophic) means.
Now, I am not saying that I want to sit around and not participate in and create fantastic things in my life. No, no, not at all. I want to be fabulous and beautiful inside and out. I want to do great things. I want to make things to the absolute best of my abilities.
And then, I want to react just like that golfer.
"It's hard to talk about, but it's awesome to have it happen."