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172 Holes-In-One Recorded by CGA Members in '17

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (January 15, 2018) -- One hundred and seventy-two (172) applications were submitted to the CGAcers club for holes-in-one in 2017. The longest ace recorded was 191-yards by Robert Heckman from Raleigh, NC on September 4 at the Country Club at Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores, NC.  Robert used a 4 Hybrid on Hole #8.  The shortest ace was 70-yards made by Ellen Vincent from Charlotte, NC on August 2  at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC on the 8th hole. 

Related: CGAcers Club | Report a Hole-in-One

Again this year, Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, SC reported the most holes-in-one with 16.  Wildwood Green Golf Club in Raleigh, NC, came in second, reporting 11 holes-in-one, and Ocean Ridge Golf Plantation in Sunset Beach, NC, came in third, reporting 9 holes-in-one.

A significant accomplishment of two holes-in-one in a calendar year was reported by Peter Blick of Pinehurst, NC, and Rica Comstock of Hilton Head Island, SC. Mr. Blick’s holes-in-one were both made at Pinehurst Country Club: one was at Course #3 on August 3 (Hole 10 – 110 Yards – Wedge); the other was made at Course #1 on October 11 (Hole 7 – 151 Yards – 6 Hybrid).  Ms.  Comstock’s holes-in-one were both made at Moss Creek Golf Club:  one was at the North Course on July 29 (Hole 17 – 128 Yards – 6 Iron); the other was made at the South Course on November 14 (Hole 5 – 96 yards – Pitching Wedge).

Veronica Pheatt of Waynesville, NC, reported a hole-in-one and a double eagle during one round of golf on July 12, 2017, at Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC.  The hole-in-one was made on the 100-yard Par 3, Hole 8, using a 9 Iron, and the double eagle was made on the Par 5 400-yard Hole 15, using a 4 Metal.

Carroll Heavner of Lincolnton, NC, at the age of 87, made a hole-in-one at Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton, NC, on Hole 14, 125 yards, using a 9 Wood.


The Carolinas Golf Association announced the winners of the 2017 CGAcer Hole-in-One Club Contest.  CGA members who made a hole-in-one in 2017 and submitted an application were eligible.  Prizes for the annual drawing for hole-in-one winners:

  • 1st Place – CGA Golf Belt, CGA Tervis Thermo Tumbler, CGA Towel, CGA Hat, and “Golf in the Carolinas” Centennial Book
  • 2nd Place –CGA Tervis Thermo Tumbler, CGA Towel, and CGA Hat
  • 3rd Place – CGA Tervis Thermo Tumbler, CGA Hat

The three winners were:

  • Kevin Buran of Raleigh, NC (Member of Wildwood Green Golf Club)
  • Leila Jones of Charlotte, NC (Member of Carmel Country Club)
  • Ron Randolph of Sanford, NC ( Member of Sanford Golf Club)



Join the fun!  If you are a CGA member who makes a hole-in-one in 2018, let us know.

The CGA will be awarding prizes again for 2018. The random drawing will take place before January 30, 2019, and all holes-in-one must be received at the CGA office no later than January 15, 2019.  The CGAcer hole-in-one form is available on our website and must be completed and submitted for eligibility.  The hole-in-one must be scored from January 1 through December 31, 2018. Your name will be entered for EACH hole-in-one made in 2018.  You must be a current CGA member and carry a USGA/CGA handicap to be eligible. CGA Staff, executive committee members, and their families are ineligible. Prizes will change annually.

The CGAcers Hole-in-One program is one of many services offered by the Carolinas Golf Association.  





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