July 25, 2002
Roger Grant Records His Second Hole In One In Just Three Weeks
It's the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack. For most golfers it's just a dream. For the very few it is a once in a lifetime accomplishment. But for Roger Grant it's just another night of league play at Timber Ridge Golf Course.
On June 27 Grant was participating in men's league night when he stepped up on the tee box on the par three, 130-yard hole number three. He hit what he said felt like a good shot and calmly watched as the ball struck the green near the pin and proceed to roll in for a hole in one. His two partners sent up a cheer and the rest of the men on the course that night soon learned of the accomplishment.
"Can you believe it, Grant got another one," was the talk that quickly spread from hole to hole.
That's right, another one. Just three weeks earlier Grant had recorded his first ever hole in one while playing in league night. That in itself was quite an accomplishment as he became only the second player in course history to score a hole in one on the much longer (approximately 180 yards) hole number eight.
He topped that off by becoming the first golfer in course history to record two hole in ones, in their career, let alone within a month of each other.
"Both times I hit what I felt were good shots as they left the club," Grant said. " Then it was just a matter of watching them hit the greens and roll into the hole, unlike so many times when a person hits similar shots and sees them roll past the flag or end up just right or left of the cup."
What's the secret? Grant says he couldn't tell you. As a matter of fact he only reluctantly allowed his photo to be taken and one has to pry a little to get the story out of him as he doesn't want to appear as if he's bragging.
But bragging rights are the least of what you "gain" by scoring a hole in one. Tradition has it that the golfer must celebrate the accomplishment by buying a round of drinks at the clubhouse. Roger will be the first to tell you that buying a round on men's league night can get pretty expensive. Maybe he'll save his next ace for a less busy evening at the course.