AVON — A hole-in-one is one of the rarest feats in sports. So how do you explain three holes-in-one on the same day at the same golf course?
Three golfers playing in three different outings came up with aces at Bob-O-Link Golf Course on Sept. 22.
“The weather was really nice that day,” Bob-O-Link owner Bill Fitch said. “I’d never heard of more than one hole-in-one on the same day. I’ve owned this course for 30 years.
“The first two aces came right after each other. I really thought that someone was pulling my leg. When the third ace came later, I was really overwhelmed and couldn’t imagine what happened.”
John Lisuch of Sagamore Hills used a 9-iron to ace the 140-yard second hole on the Red Course. Ron Willard and George Seidel witnessed Lisuch’s first career ace that came during the Telephone Pioneers annual end-of-the-year outing.
“This is pretty exciting,” said Lisuch, a retired outside cable repairman for Ameritech. “All of a sudden there were three of us with aces. I really couldn’t believe it.”
Avon resident Marty Walsh also got his hole-in-one on the second hole, using a 7-wood. He was playing in the North Ridgeville First Congregational United Church of Christ’s outing. James Marsey, Nate Peterson, Terry Miller, Greg Winger, Doug Weitzel and Frank Soltis witnessed Walsh’s first career ace.
“This really is wild and hard to believe,” said Walsh, a business and information technology professor at Tri-C Metro. “We were turning for our second nine holes. One of us used his cell phone to call up to the course’s office about my ace and all of a sudden was told about the second one. I didn’t get to bask in my glory for very long. This was only the third time that I’ve been able to play this year.”
Tom McFadden of Avon recorded the day’s third ace when his 8-iron on the Blue Course’s 142-yard sixth hole found the hole during the St. Raphael League’s end-of-the-year outing.