It’s not every day you can go home and say you shot a hole in one in golf.
But that’s exactly what Sleepy Eye resident Adam Fischer did on July 10 with a 15 wedge club on the fourth hole of the Sleepy Eye Golf Course.
“Right when I hit it I knew it had a chance of hitting the green,” Fischer said. “I knew it would probably be within 10 to 15 feet of the pin, but it managed to go in.”
At only about 135 to 145 yards long, the fourth hole is the shortest hole on the course and is known for its opportunities to lower scores.
Fischer said he was golfing with an eight person group, playing four person best ball.
“We had a large group on the tee box,” said Fischer, who has been golfing for about three years. “Probably the nicest thing about it is we had a few witnesses with it and we could all enjoy a beer in the clubhouse afterwards.”
So how well did Fischer’s team do in the round? Fischer said his team scored a 31, which is pretty respectable being that the course par is 36. But even though Fischer got the hole in one and the team scored five under par, Fischer said his team still lost to their opponents by a single stroke.