News

June 13, 2018

(Already) Making History at the Royal Golf Club

We’ve only been open since May 19 and already golfers at the Royal Golf Club are making history with three holes-in-one and a new course record.

You know, we’ve only been open since May 19 and already golfers at the Royal Golf Club are making history.

Since opening our 18-hole championship course designed by legendary golfers in history, Arnold Palmer and Annika Sörenstam, the Royal Golf Club has already seen three holes in one and a high school student has set a course record to beat.

So, while some say our course, with its up and down hills can be quite challenging, there are others who are proving that our course is not only accessible, but a heck of a lot of fun to play.

The very first hole in one on our course took place on May 23 by Tim Cole on the 12th hole of the King’s Nine. Tim used a 9 iron to make this historic shot, driving 122 yards. This hole is not as easy as it looks because, based on our pro staff’s experience, it requires precision putting skills just to meet a par of three.

Patty Bartholomew became our first female golfer to earn a hole in one. Patty used a 5 iron on the 4th hole of the Queen’s Nine, a par three, which slopes slightly uphill and features a steep slope just to the left of the green. Patty is one of our newest members of the Royal Golf Club, and she earned her hole-in-one while playing in our women’s league.

Dave Lambach also recorded a hole in one on the 4th hole. He used a 5 wood to make the shot.

In other news, Muzzy Donohue, a junior at Saint Thomas Academy, has set the overall course record for the Royal Golf Club. He shot a 67 from the white tees at the 2018 Tartan High School Boys Invitational.

By the way, how should you celebrate a hole-in-one? Custom says that if you score a hole-in-one you should buy everyone a beverage with whom you played.

Congratulations to Tim, Patty, Dave and Muzzy!