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Recent play at Devil's Thumb Golf Club included the sun-bathed Devil's Thumb Open (June 17-18) and the June 24th Elks Tournament.

In what was once a huge tournament played on the now-abandoned Cottonwood Golf Course, this year's version of the Delta Open tournament featured 38 participants. There were 19 players in Championship Flight play, 12 in First Flight and seven played in the Second Flight.

As play at Devil's Thumb continues the chances for a hole-in-one opportunities grow. Four golfers recently earned distinction for using just one stroke off the tee.

Sue Tyler recorded her ace on May 4 at number four, Chris Laurie used a seven iron at the same hole to find the hole off the tee on June 23.

Kenny Heinze used an eight-iron on 17 last week and Blake Reiher used a pitching wedge for the rare feat last week as well.

Photos of the winning golfers in the Devil's Thumb Open and recent hole-in-one shooters are found on this page.

Photos courtesy Wilma Erven The Championship Flight gross winners for this year’s Devil’s Thumb Open (top photo) include, not in order, Glen-Michael Mahavetz (first) and a tie for second between Jordan Jennings and Zane Sauer.
Photo submitted Blake Reiher used a pitching wedge to record his ace on number 14 (141 from gold and blues; 126 from silver tees).
Net winners (bottom photo) were, left to right, Keigen Huffer (third), Josh Applegate (second) and KC Carlson (first). Devil’s Thumb golf pro Ken Brown is on the far right in each photo.
Photos courtesy Wilma Erven This year’s 2017 Devil’s Thumb Open First Flight gross winners (top photo) include, left to right, Tom Wattier (second) and Dennis Phillips (first).
First Flight net winners, bottom photo, included Mike Ludlow (first) and Erec Kelly (second). Devil’s Thumb golf pro Kenny Brown is on the far right in each of the two photos.
Photos courtesy Wilma Erven The 2017 Devil’s Thumb Open Second Flight gross winners (top photo) include George Bock (second from right-first place) and a second-place tie between Kent Henrie and Mike Holmes.
Net winners (bottom) for the flight included, from left, Tim Brower (second) and Kenny Heinze (first). Devil’s Thumb golf pro Kenny Brown (far right) poses with the winners.
Photo submitted Sue Tyler’s hole-in-one came on May 4 on hole number 4. The women’s tee is 134 yards away.
Photo submitted Chris Laurie used a seven iron to drive the 179 yards off the blue tees at number four on June 23.
Photo submitted Kenny Heinze played an eight iron on number 17 to hole his ace. It’s 192 yards from the gold and 173 from the blue tees.
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