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Tuesday
Jan212014

Senior Records Two Aces, Double Eagle In Five-Day Span

Tim Price reports on the incredible feat of 76-year-old Bob Hullender, a four-time Texas state senior amateur champ, medalist in the U.S. Senior Amateur and runner-up at the 1994 U.S. Senior Amateur.

Price writes:

Here are the steps toward Hullender winning golf's big-shot lottery, just in case anyone might like to follow in those footsteps and see if Hell freezes over for them as well: On Friday, Jan. 3, he aced No. 16 at the La Loma Course at Fort

Sam Houston with a 7-iron from 158 yards; Monday, Jan. 6, he put down the second ace at Brackenridge Park on the 138-yard 10th with a 9-iron.

The day after the second ace, Tuesday, Jan. 7, he was playing in a group in front of Hullender at OlmosBasin Golf Course and had just finished his round on the par-5 18th that was playing close to 500 yards. Soon, word made it to the clubhouse that Hullender produced another remarkable shot. He'd double-eagled from 215 yards using a 3-iron loft hydrid.

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Best game on the planet!!
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRblades
They say aces and hole-outs come in bunches...wow. In a 5day span he got more than halfway to my 28yr career total. Whatta Game eh?

Good shootin Bob! The game will "open the door WIDE OPEN" to all of us from time to time. Keep on swinging!
01.22.2014 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
That's golfin your ball!
01.22.2014 | Unregistered Commentermeefer
My takeaway, the guy's 78 and a full club longer than me. I suck.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterPat
Double Eagle. Ugh.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterUnderTheChin
Amazing run in a short span as 3-n's notes. But the Golf Gods are known for their sense of irony as well. How else to explain being visited by the albatross on three occasions and never having what I'd call a legit sniff at a hole-in-one? I suppose a self-imposed 20-year hiatus from the game didn't help the odds, but that would be nothing more than wishful thinking at best.

So great work, Bob! It's encouraging to know that at 70 and counting, I still have time to work on that first ace. Assuming the Golf Gods aren't regulars at this site, in which case I may have just screwed the pooch.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Pat picked up on it, the dude is long for 78.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterNo Longer
Albatross, please?
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBillV
Ditto the length.

Have a close friend whose Dad just had his 9th ace, he's 83. Just checked his handicap and in his last 20 rounds his high score is 82, fourteen rounds were in the 70's....and back in September he threw in a 69 for good measure! He plays it forward but what the heck!!
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Double eagle. But thanks just the same.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor
hopefully i don't have to wait until i'm 78 for my first ace or double eagle
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharles
Does this location have moon-like atmosphere that the ball goes a far way, or old man can crush it.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterStreaky Putter
I smell a rat.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy
Tuco has an albatross and ace in back to back rounds over back to back days and in 2 continents. But who cares?
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterTuco
One of the older members at my club back home about 10 years ago aced the par 3 16th and then albatrossed the par 5 17th.

It was talked about over and over for years.

Crazy things do happen.
01.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer

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