BOB WEST ON GOLF — Zaharias albatross outbreak followed by hole-in-one spree

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Unusual results are still transpiring at Babe Zaharias Memorial Golf Course.

A week after a pair of 6-million-to-1 albatrosses were recorded, not one, not two, but three holes-in-one were authored. Adding to the quirkiness of such a rash of aces, all three came on the second hole and two of them transpired on the same day less than an hour apart.

The most impressive of the aces, because of distance, came from Chad Adaway of Groves on Sunday. Adaway sank what was his first ever hole-in-one from 160-yards with an 8-iron. Witnesses were Toby Moss, Gary Geoffroy and Jake Davis.

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Geoffroy, by the way, was slighted in this space last week when credit for his albatross on the ninth hole was given to brother Craig. Sorry about that, Gary. Congratulations on sinking a 6-iron from 180-yards for a 2 on the par-5 ninth.

Now back to the aces.

Bob West started the run on Thursday by sinking a 9-iron from 114-yards. Witnesses were Don MacNeil, Earl Richard and Rick Pritchett. It was West’s fifth ace.

Mike Rodgers of Nederland followed up within the hour by scoring his ace from the same tee box as West. He used an 8-iron for what was his first ace. Witnesses were Robert Bonin, Gerald Huebel, Mark Roccaforte and Bert Miller.

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