Friday, May 22, 2009

Lancaster Golf Club comes up aces

Aces were wild Thursday at Lancaster Golf Club.

It started in the morning when Richard Harris, a club employee, made a hole-in-one with a pitching wedge on the 100-yard fourth hole.

About the same time, Joe Swift of Charlotte aced the 155-yard, par-3 13th hole with a 4-iron.

Clyde Adams, the club’s general manager, was in the pro shop congratulating Harris on his ace when Swift walked in and broke the news he’d made one, too.

It wasn’t long afterward that Carl Bradford from Santee, playing in a seniors’ golf match, made the second ace of the day at the 13th hole, using a 5-iron.

“All of it happened by about 2:30 in the afternoon,” Adams said. “I kept saying wouldn’t it be nice if someone made another one.”

Three turned out to be the magic number Thursday at Lancaster Golf Club.

“If you come to Lancaster and play golf, the hole will just get in your way,” Adams said.