Liz Bickerton is 74 years old and has never made a hole-in-one. It was on his bucket list, however.
“I never thought I would get it,” she said.
On November 17, Bickerton put two in this bucket.
The Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club member was playing at Cedar Hammock and made two aces in the same round, something Golf Digest determined is 67 million to 1.
“I always nod my head,” Bickerton said on Monday. “I’m getting all these messages, and I’m like ‘Did this really happen?'”
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Bickerton is from Canada, just outside of Toronto, but has been in Eagle Creek for 18 years. She and her husband, Brian, started coming to Southwest Florida to visit Bickerton’s parents, and then ended up having their own accommodation.
Bickerton and her group of Sue Anthony, Adele Reynolds and Cynthia Torokvei, all friends, started in the last nine. They had been playing Cedar Hammock on a reciprocal basis since Eagle Creek was undergoing renovations, but is slated to reopen soon.
Bickerton may have played Cedar Hammock another time, but not recently. When the group got to No.14, an 80-yard par 3 and his fifth hole of the day, Bickerton pulled out a 7 iron and looked out onto the green.
“I don’t hit a long ball, but I’m still straight,” she said. “It’s kind of in my wheelhouse.”
Bickerton hit the ball and went to the green and started to roll.
” Wait a minute. Look at the ! »Said his playing partners.
And it rolled into the cup.
“We all jumped everywhere,” she said, adding that people in nearby townhouses who were watching started to clap.
Bickerton called her husband, who was playing a game at the Royal Palm, to let him know. At first he didn’t believe her.
“You didn’t,” he said.
“I did that too,” she said.
The group continued their course and came to another par-3, the No. 4 by 88 yards. This one was above the water. Bickerton had already taken the ball she used to make her first ace out of play, and was not optimistic about what would happen on that hole.
“I kind of said goodbye to the balloon because I thought it would go in the water,” she said.
Bickerton did pull out his trusty wood 11, however, and hit the spot. The ball went over the water and began to roll onto the green.
“It can’t be, it can’t be,” said his playing partners.
Then he fell into the hole.
She called her husband back to tell him that she had made another one.
“I know, you told me that before,” he said.
“No, I had another one, ”she said.
Her husband had two.
“He’s angry because I grabbed him,” she said with a chuckle.
Bickerton said days later that one of his playing partners was on a flight and was sitting next to a man at the airport who mentioned his group were playing behind this woman who had punched two holes in one.
“He’s one of my best friends,” she told him.
Senior Challenge Cup matches: Gene Fieger of Club Pelican Bay, John Lee of Imperial and Stan Geer of Bentley Village represented the region on the South Florida team on November 8-9 at Pelican Bay.
The South beat the North, 24-6, winning four balls and scrambling the two by scores of 6-0, foursome 5-1 and singles, 7-5.
Fieger finished 4-0, Geer 3-0-1 and Lee 3-1.
Take part in the DLC tournament: Over 140 golfers took part in a round of golf to support the mental health and addiction treatment services of the David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health, which raised over $ 63,000.
The event was held at the Quail Creek Country Club and co-chaired by Young Executives DLC board members Peter Michaels and Joseph Stusek.
All profits benefit the mission, operations and expansion of DLC’s innovative and comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community prevention, education and treatment services.
The winning teams were: 1st place, Andy Beights, Allison Christensen, Kyle Mordew and Phoebe Wise; 2nd place, David Gomez, Austin Howell, Jude Hubbard and Matt Baker; 3rd place, Joe Stusek, Nick Purdue, WT Pearson and Matt Robertson.
World Golf Demonstration Days: The Fort Myers facility has published its schedule of demo days, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. Program – Thursday December 2, Cobra; Thursday December 9, TaylorMade; Tuesday December 13, Tour Edge; Thursday December 16, Callaway.
True Spec Golf: The bespoke club layout and construction company is offering 50% off all facilities until the end of the year at its two locations in Naples.
True Spec Naples: 24850 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 – True Spec Naples features two spacious indoor mounting bays, a world-class putting studio, and uses the industry’s first quadriscopic launch monitor, Foresight GCQuad.
True Spec Naples Grande: 7335 Premier Dr., Naples, FL 34105 – Located at the Naples Grande Golf Club, True Spec Naples Grande is home to one of our state-of-the-art containers and uses Trackman launch monitor technology.
Book a fitting on truespecgolf.com using the promo code NAPLES50
Club Champion: The club assembly company began offering a 50% discount on fittings with an equipment purchase of $ 500 or more, from November 1 to January 31 of next year.
The new Naples store is also open at 13555 Tamiami Trail N Unit 3.
The promotion includes all club adjustments, but a putter adjustment only requires the purchase of a new putter for the discount to apply.
Promotional Fitting Fee: Full Bag Fit – $ 200; Long set editing – $ 125; Pilot assembly – $ 87.50; Iron fitting – $ 87.50; Fairway / Hybrid Fit – $ 62.50; Putter fitting – $ 62.50; Bilge fitting – $ 50
For more information or to make an appointment, visit clubchampiongolf.com.
First Naples tee / Necklace: The chapter has released its fall program schedule. The remaining programs are:
Session A: Birdie – The Quarry, Tuesdays from October 5 to November 5. 30
Session B: PLAYER / Par / Teens – Cypress Woods, Mondays from November 1st to 29th; Royal Palm, Mondays from November 1 to 29; The Rookery at Marco, Tuesdays from November 2 to 30; Valence, Wednesdays Nov. 3-Dec. 1; The Moorings, Nov 4-Dec 2; Coral Isle Golf Center, Thursdays from November 4 to December 4 2
To register, go to https://firstteenaplescollier.org/register/
Golf of the impact zone: Bobby Clampett and his teaching team are available for private, group and corporate lessons, as well as new student assessments at the two IZG academies, which are located in Naples at the Indoor Performance Center at 1040 Collier Center Way and Fort Myers, at the new Academy at the Club at Renaissance at the intersection of Daniels Parkway and Interstate 75.
The junior extracurricular program for 7-18 year olds started on September 1 on Wednesday and / or Friday afternoon from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. year. Both programs at the Club at Renaissance in Fort Myers. Private or semi-private education is provided at the academies of Naples and Fort Myers.
Impact Zone Golf is the first in Southwest Florida to use America’s new national player development model for junior golf, through a partnership with US Kids Player Pathways. This model is used in all Impact Zone Golf junior programs.
To register or for more information on a program, contact Olivia at omesner @ impactzonegolf. com or call / text 239-236-5536.
Durland Golf School: Mark Durland, who is located in Naples Grande, is available for classes Monday through Saturday.
Golf schools are based on a 3: 1 student-teacher ratio with all lessons delivered by Durland. It is also available for lessons via Zoom.
The Ladies Learning Club kicked off Nov. 10 with Samantha Morrell, with sessions at 9:15 am and 10:30 am Tuition is $ 50 per student per session. Contact Morrell at [email protected]
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