July 02, 2009

Now that’s just RIDICULOUS!!!

We at US Hole In One stumbled over a very interesting article that was posted by the Associated Press on July 1, 2009. Ricky Langston of Greenville, Alabama might have had the best 18 hole stretch of his life. According to the Associated Press Ricky got “three holes-in-one in the month of June at Greenville Country Club.”The good thing about the holes in one is that they were not obscure. Courtesy of the report we learned that Ricky “plays regularly with a large group of golfers. At least nine people witnessed each shot and three people witnessed all three.”

The magic began on June 3 when Langston holed out the 142-yard No. 8 using an 8-iron. Then just when he didn’t think it was possible for him to do it again, he aced the 165-yard No. 4. All it took was 8 days and a well struck 6 iron to get his next hole in one. I wonder what was going through his mind at that time.

Shortly after that euphoric moment, he did it again. Yes he completed a hat trick of holes in one. Not one, two, but three holes in one in the space of 18 days. On June 20, Langston holed the 155-yard No. 6. using an 8-iron. The Associated press sums this all up when they say “three weeks, three aces, three different holes.” The final hole in one on June 20 had a special bonus though. The Associated press reports that, “Langston's wife, Angie, was riding in the cart with him.”

Ricky Langston has to be one of the luckiest people around. Millions of avid golfers have played golf for several years and never got a hole in one. Ricky Langston got three holes in one in 18 days. Now that’s just remarkable. I’ll bet he wishes there was a prize on at least one of those holes!