One shot

This story sounds almost too good to be true.

Unni Haskell, a 62-year-old native of Norway who moved to St. Petersburg last year from Stamford, Conn., took two months of golf lessons and decided she was ready to hit the course.

She stuck her tee in the ground, teed up a Top Flite range ball and took aim on the 100-yard first hole at Cypress Links, a nine-hole, par-3 course in St. Petersburg. Haskell swung as hard as she could with her purple Wilson ProStaff 12 degree driver. The shot went about 75 yards, avoided the bunker on the left, bounced onto the green and rolled in the hole.

First hole of her life. First swing on a course. Hole-in-one.

I played many rounds of golf mostly between 1973 and 1989(or before I got married). The closest I came to an ace was about 18 inches from the hole on a cow pasture of a par 3 course in Ohio.

Watch out. If there was a female equivalent of the Champions Tour, Ms. Haskell could be on the way to making a fortune.

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