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- Apr 10, 2012
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- Sioux Falls
This is pretty crazy! This friend of mine aced a hole in one during a charity event and won a car and a set of irons. He can hit his 3i 260ish, hence why on the par-3 176 ys hole, he was debating between a 8i or 9i. Check it out.
Adam Templeton chose an ideal time to record his first hole-in-one.The 25 year-old Rapid City native holed out from 176 yards Friday at an 18-hole scramble sponsored by Sioux Falls Cares at Willow Run Golf Course, winning a new Buick Regal for his rare shot. He also has the option of set of new Callaway irons or a new Taylor Made driver.
Templeton, who used an 8-iron on the par-3 No. 4, nearly clubbed down on the tee shot before deferring to teammate Travis Humpal, who guided him away from the 9-iron.
More impressive, Templeton’s shot didn’t even touch the green as it went from the face of his club straight into the cup.
“Lot of luck involved,” said Templeton, who doesn’t know when he will receive the car. “We heard it hit the pin, but we didn’t know if it went in. There was a guy raking the bunker watching the shot, and he walked up, looked in the hole and gave us two thumbs up from 176 yards away.”
A former starter for the University of Drake basketball team, Templeton was playing alongside scramble teammates John Sivesind, who sponsored the team, and University of Sioux Falls offensive line coach Casey Meile.
Although Templeton still had 14 holes left to play in the round, he said it didn’t change his approach on the remaining holes. However, his wife did supply a reality check when he texted a picture of him and the hole on which he hit his miraculous shot.
“It’s kind of funny,” he said, “because she was like, ‘I don’t want to see a picture of you. I want to see the car.’”