March 24, 2023

Golf buddies nailed a hole-in-one at the Camp John Hay Golf Club in a span of a month, and are part of the elite list of golfers with aces.

After a seven-year hiatus from recreational golf, civic leader Timmy Mondiguing aced hole three at 178 yards with his Ping G25 five-wood and a Volvik 1 ball.

His first ever hole-in-one was witnessed by Ike Eslao, Robin Tan, and Khenrick Tan, along with their caddies on June 25.

“Better to be lucky than good,” said Mondiguing, who is the convenor of “El Sabado” golfers, as he claimed that in order to be lucky, one must create his own luck.

On July 23, former Philippine Long Distance Telephone officer Fernando  “Kabagis” Marzan also aced hole 13 using a pitching wedge and a Bridgestone ball while he was in the company of Marlo Quadra, Noel Orbita, and Danny Co.

Quadra said it was his first time to witness a hole-in-one drop since he started to play golf few years ago. According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of the average golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,500 to one while the odds for professional golfers are 2,500 to one. – Harley F. Palangchao