Jason Sweet joked with his Industrial League teammates on the Putt Pirates that he didn’t like the par three Hole 17 because he was always between clubs for the 113 yard tee shot.
The solution? Just hit the 56 degree wedge thin – that’s how Sweet scored his first-ever hole in one during league play on Aug. 18.
“I definitely hit it thin and it flew low,” said Sweet afterward.
The hole was a blue pin and the team didn’t see the ball roll in after it rolled over a ridge toward the back of the green.
“We lost sight of the ball. I was surprised it didn’t roll all the way off the back,” Sweet said.
The group didn’t realize the ball was in the hole until they got up to the green. They found a ball mark they think was Sweet’s about 12 feet from the pin.
The hole in one was witnessed by teammates Colton Boutin, Tyler Hore, Brett Cieslikowski, Ray Brazeau and Dan Wambolt. The crew went for beer and wings after to mark the occasion – the drinks were on Sweet as is tradition.