Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Two of my Gospels students, Max and Michael, missed class yesterday as they represented WCS in a golf tournament. Here is one of my favorite golf stories, from November 25, 2011.
It was a big week for my nephew, Ben. The youngest child of my brother, Dave, and gorgeous sister-in law, Sally, Ben is married to the wonderful Courtney and is in his fourth year of med school at the University of Oklahoma. On Wednesday of this week, Ben did something few athletes accomplish in their lifetime: he hit a hole-in-one Wednesday on the par three 17th hole at Tallgrass in Wichita. Ben was a very good high school multi-sport athlete who picked up golf quickly in his teens. We talked about it yesterday before dinner. Ben told us at first, he assumed he would ace a hole sometime in his life but the longer he played, the more he saw players who had golfed for decades without a hole-in-one to their credit. I think a sliver of doubt began to creep in. We discussed whether it was more difficult to hit a hole-in-one or bowl a perfect 300 game. (I think it's harder to bowl 300 because you have to be perfect on fifteen consecutive rolls of the ball.) Regardless, I think Ben is the only family member to do either so his young life is off to a pretty good start!
Posted by Steve Hawley at 8:14 PM