Hole-in-one report: Run of aces on fourth hole at ATB Financial Classic host course - Calgary Sun
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The rising stars on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada return to Calgary this week for the 2021 ATB Financial Classic, and fans hoping to see some fireworks might want to hang around the fourth hole on the tournament host Talons Course at Country Hills. There has been a hat-trick of aces drained recently on that downhill dandy — Jim Chyzyk with a nifty nine-iron from 143 yards out, Joel Sullivan with a sweet six-iron from 195 and Mike Docherty with a super seven-iron from an unspecified distance.
Kyle Hoeght carded an albatross on No. 16 at Mickelson National, finding the flag-stick with his three-hybrid for the rare ace on a Par-4.
Smooth-swinging Kali Gordon completed the fifth hole at Turner Valley with one crack of an eight-iron from 135 yards away.
Cory Mossing was buying for the boys after this one-hopper on No. 8 at Links of GlenEagles. Nine-iron was the right call for a 135-yard shot into a stiff breeze.
Lucy Lora was the toast of the clubhouse after a hole-in-one on Ladies Night at Lakeside. Lora wasn’t intimidated by the water on No. 5, making a splash of another sort with a pin-seeking seven-iron that travelled 116 yards.
Also at Lakeside, Parker Riou was one-and-done on No. 11, nailing a nine-iron from 123 yards out, while Dan Bourgault smoked a seven-iron on No. 13 and his aim was impressive from 160.
Calvin Hector capped a spin of Shaganappi’s Valley Nine in supreme style, acing the closer with a wicked wedge from 131 yards back.
Greg Hitchner had reason to hoot and holler after draining his tee-ball — an awesome eight-iron — on the 168-yard third hole on Highwood’s Heritage loop.
Hank Bassarab skipped the putting portion on the third at Valley Ridge, instead finishing his business with an expert eight-iron from 143 yards away.
Peter Park was flawless with his five-iron on the 190-yard fifth challenge on the Springs Nine at Elbow Springs, while Kelly Pfeifer made short work of No. 7 on the Elbow Nine with a superb seven-iron from 131 yards.
Hole 13 at Maple Ridge proved lucky for Ron Handziuk, who hammered an eight-iron from the elevated launch pad and was right on target from 201 yards away.
Doug McKeown will be saying only good things about his eight-iron, his weapon of choice for a 166-yard memory-maker on No. 17 at Silver Springs.
Dave Smith and Stan Price can swap stories after both aced the fourth on the scorecard on the Lakes layout at Glencoe. Smith was spot-on with an eight-iron from the 136-yard blocks, while Price watched from 160 yards back as his ball disappeared to the bottom of the cup.
Also at Glencoe, Orest Dizep cruised through the fifth hole on the Slopes setup thanks to a stellar six-iron that covered 138 yards.
Davin Monagle smashed a six-iron on the sixth hole on D’Arcy Ranch and was right on the money from 189 yards out.
Adam Siray’s special shot was a gorgeous gap wedge on No. 12 at Shaganappi Point, which measures 98 yards.
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