Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Back to Back Hole in Ones? Cool, Yes, But Not As Cool As Writing About It
I have been keeping up with the evolution of Deadspin post-Leitch era, and have become fond of Clay Travis, especially after he dropped the apostrophe from his name.
His article on the Jacksonville boys that made back-to-back hole in ones is pretty much as dead-on as it gets.
The story is simple. Two brothers, aged 9 and 11, made consecutive hole in ones at TPC Sawgrass, and not on the 17th hole.
Hanks and Davis Massey made the first aces of their young golf careers with Callaway balls stamped with the number "3" and ending in the cup, cut in the back left. Hanks used a 9-iron and Davis an 8-iron, with the estimated distance to the hole placed at 103 yards.
Oddly enough, their father has only one hole-in-one in his life - nearly 30 years ago to the day, when he was 13.
Wow, kids that make aces. I love these stories. Blind people, armless golfers, people that swing like an imaginary eagle is haunting them -- everyone get in the mix. I'll just be a normal golfer without one.
It's fun on this side of the line. Come on over, the drinks are free!