3 golfers make holes-in-one

Published 7:21 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Three golfers, Sam Cefalu, Stanley Mizell and Stan Strahan, each made a hole-in-one on the second hole at the Bogalusa Country in the last two weeks.

The hole is a par three, 118-yard hole.

For Cefalu, a Bogalusa resident, it was his second ace on this hole. His first one was about six years ago.

Cefalu, who used an 8-iron, said he saw it hit on the green but thought it had rolled past the pin.

“It must’ve hit the pin, but I couldn’t see it,” Cefalu said.

“It’s something you don’t think about a lot of times,” Cefalu added. “If you think about it, you’re never going to hit one. You’ve got to forget about it, hit and swing and occasionally, one’s going to go in.”

Cefalu said he thought it was a good shot.

“Someone else told me it went in. It was close to the pin, but I didn’t think it went in, but when I got up here (on the green), it was in the hole,” Cefalu said.

Cefalu said he’s had two holes-in-one and has been really excited about both.

Mizell said he used a 7-iron for his ace.

“I hit it pretty good,” Mizell said. “It hit the green and rolled. It disappeared. It surprised me to death.”

Mizell, a Bogalusa resident, didn’t feel like it was a good shot.

“It was one of those strokes of luck. That’s all it was,” Mizell said.

Mizell said it was his first hole in one in 68 years.

“I didn’t believe it at first,” Mizell said. “It disappeared and I said, ‘Well, maybe it rolled off the back of the green.’ Then everybody that was playing with me kept hollering, ‘No, it went in, it went in.’ We got up here and sure enough, it was in the hole,” Mizell said.

Strahan, a Mississippi resident, said his was also his first hole in one.

“I didn’t actually see it go in,” Strahan said. “One of the guys I was playing with saw it. He said, ‘Oh man, it disappeared, it’s gone.’ I was quite excited about it.”

Strahan, who used a 9-iron, said it was a good shot. He said the ace was rewarding.

“I joined an elite group, the Hole-in-One Club basically. It’s something that not everybody has the opportunity to do. It was nice,” Strahan said.