Rochelle H. Davies
What could possibly be better than a summer morning spent with friends on one of SaddleBrooke’s golf courses? Seeing the radiant smile light up your friend’s face when she realizes her first hole-in-one = priceless.
On the morning of Aug. 18 on the par 3, 100-yard (blue flag) hole number 6 at neighboring SaddleBrooke One’s Catalina Course, Anne used her Ping 9 wood at the tee. When we arrived at the green, Anne went in search of her ball, assuming it had rolled off, since it was nowhere in sight.
Imagine her surprise (and glee) when she found her ball in the cup! Witnesses for this “47-years-in-the-making achievement” were Sandi Cooper, Madelaine Salas, and Rochelle Davies. Congratulations, Anne!
Our community signature golf course hole is SaddleBrooke number 2. We all know that hole. It is the one with the beautiful lake with a fountain right on SaddleBrooke Boulevard. We drive by it often.
Many of us approach that par-3 hole with trepidation, as we have to hit over the water to get onto or near the green. On Thursday, Aug. 3, Debbie Thompson got a hole-in-one on that hole. She hit the ball from the tee into the hole using only one shot.
This is Debbie’s first hole-in-one. It was witnessed by Char Crossman and Judy Schilling. When asked how she did it, Debbie humbly replied, “It was fun and pretty amazing. I was just excited to clear the water, and then it went into the hole!”
Congratulations to Debbie. You really aced it.