If they come in threes, perhaps the next hole-in-one will be my first (official) one to be entered into the United States Golf Register.
Theresa Kruse and Brent Trueheart, on the other hand, can immediately take advantage of the Register, a free service established in 1998. In fact, Theresa already has.
The U.S. Golf Register is devoted to preserving history with each hole-in-one, and in recording the significance of the achievement as a historical record. That record now says that, on Oct. 6, 2016, Kruse aced the 137-yard 17th hole at the Galveston Country Club. The feat, accomplished with a splendid 5-wood, was witnessed by Sue Klingberg and Terrie Farmer.
Trueheart did not allow as to whether his “little brother” has registered his Sept. 17 hole-in-one, but he was excited to share the information with me so I can now share it with you.
Trueheart was at the Moody Gardens Golf Course on the par-3 fourth hole, enjoying yet another round with Patrick Schoenvogel, D.J. Termini and John Phillips. He smacked a 6-iron and joined his playing partners in celebration as the ball traveled 160 yards and settled to the bottom of the cup.
If you get that third one in the set before I do, please let me know.
Bayou and Moody
Wayne Henderson, Bill Marshall, badge bud Ricky Mitchell and Harry McCoy won a score card playoff over Ronnie Oliver, Loren Lance, John Duree and Doug Self to enjoy the winner’s share of the weekly senior scramble at Bayou Golf Course last Wednesday.
Chris Caldwell was out of the Moody Gardens pro shop again last Thursday at least long enough to sizzle a 69 for low gross in the cash game and to lead Larry Poe and Clint Landrum in sharing low team net cash.
Poe also cashed in for low net with a 64, beating David Groves by two strokes. Jimmy Jenkins quietly socked away the proximity prize.
The Golden Tornado varsity boys competed in the Brazoswood “Sausage Open” at Wilderness Golf Club, with Devon Profitt turning in the low Tors score to finish in the top half of the 120-player field.
The JV boys recently finished sixth in the Pearland JV Fall Classic at Country Place as Ian Arneson tied for eighth place individually in leading teammates Nico Sendejas, Jian Ju and Blake Bell.
For the Hall
The Texas Golf Hall of Fame (HOF) formally inducted its 2016 class on Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Country Club after a day of morning ceremonies and golf at the traditional “Old Brackenridge.”
Current U.S. Curtis Cup captain Robin Burke was inducted into the amateur category, joining husband Jack Burke, Jr. as the only husband and wife in the Texas golf shrine.
Blaine McCallister was named to the professional category and Lindy Miller to the professional/teacher category. Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston was added to the Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses.
Be safe, on and off the course.