Posts Tagged ‘Rick Sopka

12
Mar
09

It’ll Never Get Better Than This

SP_302981_FOUN_GOLF_2 Unni Haskell, 62, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to enjoy retirement, while there she decided to take up playing golf. After two months of lessons, Haskell felt ready to take on the course itself.

At the 100-yard first hole, she teed up her ball, swung her purple driver as hard as she could and watched as the ball went about 75 yards, then bounced to avoid the bunker, landed on the green and rolled into the hole. Her first swing in golf resulting in an astounding hole-in-one. “I didn’t know it was that big of a deal,” she said. “I thought all golfers do this.”

While not completely unprecedented, this is still pretty remarkable, the odds of an amateur hitting a hole-in-one on any par-3 hole are roughly 12,500 to one.

“We were going to do a putting lesson that day,” her instructor Rick Sopka said. “She said, ‘no,’ she wanted to play. She didn’t even hit a range ball. No warmup at all.”

“I haven’t played since, but I want to,” Haskell said.

Unni, learn a lesson from George Costanza, go out on a high-note. Take up Jai Alai or something instead.

[Tampa Bay.com]




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