On April 23 Richard Hicks found what he had been searching for over the last 50 years, his first hole-in-one. Playing at MountainView with his buddies, Rich arrived at the 155 yard fourth hole with 7 iron in hand. Finally it happened; Rich got the elusive first hole-in-one after trying for 50 years. All of his playing partners immediately placed their drink orders and then decided congratulations were in order. It’s good to know the guys Rich plays with have their priorities in order.
Gail Overstreet scored her first ever hole-in-one on April 15 during the MPWGA Tuesday play day. She made it on hole No. 17 of MountainView in spite of (or maybe because of) a set of spectators on one of the nearby patios.
Witnesses were Kate Elfstrom, Atissa Campbell and Marsha Thompson.
Karen Erickson scored an ace on No. 4 at MountainView on April 27. It was playing 115 yards and she used a 7 hybrid. Her witnesses were Don Erickson, Rick Parent and Althea Parent who were in town from Denton, Texas, to join her in the MPWGA Member Guest Tournament.
got his fourth lifetime hole-in-one on April 22 at the 13th hole on the MountainView Course. The previous aces were spread around the country. His first was in Spokane, Washington, in 1989, second one was Billings, Montana, in 1991 and the third in Lewiston, Idaho, happened in 2006.
Being experienced at getting holes-in-one Dennis tried to tell his playing partners, Brian Gallup, Mark Kunnen and Bob Murphy that the ball was unplayable. Not being easily fooled his partners rejected that desperate ploy and placed their drink orders. Nice try, Dennis.