Add a double-eagle to your golf portfolio and see some eyebrows raised. The rare feat occured at Devil's Thumb Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Pulling off the dramatic shot was Paonia's Bill Eyler. Eyler, principal at the Hotchkiss Montessori School, had to be talked into going for the shot from 218 yards out on hole number 18. A conservative golfer by nature, Eyler finally gave in to pressure from fellow golfers Wayne Crick and Roger Hutchison.
Eyler's hesitation was warranted as the lie he had was slightly downhill and in taller grass. His club selection was a 23 degree hybrid. His shot landed just off the green's left side above the closest bunker to the green. The ball rolled, with a left to right curve that ended in the cup.
One of the more fascinating parts of the event was the amount of time Eyler has been playing golf; just two years. He's learned the game well and credits his skill to Devil's Thumb golf pro Rob Sanders, with whom he has had lessons.blog comments powered by Disqus