Carson and I met in 1993 in Atlanta on a golf course.
We had many great moments over the years playing the
game we both loved but this is without a doubt my
The day was November 27, 2003, Thanksgiving day. We
were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas and it was our
last day to play golf before we had to head home.
For our last round we picked The Ocean Course at Cabo
The Ocean Course (as described perfectly on the their
website) A Jack Nicklaus Signature design ranked among
the "Top 100 Courses in the World" by Golf Magazine.
With seven holes on the coastline, this masterpiece
is commonly called "the Pebble Beach of Baja." www.cabodelsol.com
I started the day off on fire and by the sixth hole
I had Carson down three or four holes on our main
bet and up on a couple other side bets. Carson loved
to come up with different ways to bet on the golf
course; 3 hole tournaments, Longest Drive. etc. So
when we pulled up to the 7th Tee he of course decided
it was time to press the bet. I feeling really good
at this point welcomed the press since I was up. How
could you not want to up the bet on this hole?
Par 3 - 137 yards
I was the first to tee off and I hit a perfect shot
right at the flag. I couldn't see how close I was
because the hole sat behind a slight ridge in the
middle of the green. Of course it was time to celebrate
and Carson got the picture.
Carson walked up to the tee and took his practice
He proceeded to hit the exact same shot I just hit,
right at the pin and the distance looked great. We
quickly got in our cart to drive up to the green to
see how close we were to the pin. When we arrived
at the green we only saw one ball, about a foot behind
the hole. We quickly looked at each other with that
"could it actually be in the hole look" and a split
second later Carson was running to hole. I got out
of the cart and slowly walked over because I knew
that his ball actually looked closer off of the tee.
Ah who am I kidding, I wanted to him to find my ball
It was of course his and we began to run on the green
to celebrate his first hole-in-one on the perfect
hole to do it. He was so excited, he kept yelling
hole-in-one and screaming as loud as he could. It
was an incredible moment and I was so happy I was
there to experience it. Use the link below to view
the video of Carson pulling his ball out of the hole
and celebrating like only Carson could do.
view video clip
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