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Nine-year-old gets ace at Oakbrook

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on July 28, 2008 at 12:56 pm with No Comments »
July 28, 2008 12:56 pm

Jacob Meyer reacted like any shocked golfer would. He jogged up to
the hole, peeked in and raised his hands, celebrating the rare feat of
a hole-in-one.

Did we mention Meyer is just 9 years old?

Meyer, who enters the fourth grade at Crescent Heights Elementary
School in Tacoma, sent his hybrid iron on the par-3 sixth hole at
Oakbrook Golf and Country Club right on the green July 17 as he played
nine holes with his grandparents and sister, Taylor, who is 6.

The hole was playing 125 yards that day. Nobody knew how good the
shot was until the group reached the green. Meyer hurried to the sand
trap to see if his ball went too long. He didn’t find it there. So he
immediately went to the hole.

“I jumped up and down, and screamed,” he said.

Meyer became the youngest member at Oakbrook to record an ace,
eclipsing the previous mark. Amy Clancy (presently an anchor at KIRO-7)
was 11 when she made hers in the early 1980s.

“Right away, Jacob called his dad and said, ‘I got a hole-in-one,’” said Dennis Meyer, the child’s grandfather.

Meyer is trying to keep his golf goals modest: “I want three or four of them,” he said of more holes-in-one.

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