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Couple Sink Back-to-Back Aces on Glenwild’s 11th Hole
by Joe Watts
Mike and Kim Coleman did something that has probably never been done in Utah when they became the first couple to sink back-to-back holes-in-one. They did it Sunday at their home course at Glenwild Golf Club on the par three 11th hole.
Since there is not an official repository of such events there is a remote possibility that it has happened in Utah at some previous time, but that possibility is about as remote as the possibility that it will happen again anytime soon. The Utah Golf Association has no reported record and no institutional memory of such an event.
The couple started the day playing in a fivesome, but at the turn they were joined by a sixth player and so they divided into two threesomes with the men leading the way.
On the 11th hole, a 217 yard par three over water from the tees they were playing, Mike made a hole-in-one using a four hybrid. It was Mike’s first hole-in-one and naturally the group engaged in some high fives and noisy jubilation. The women were putting out on the tenth hole and didn’t see the shot, but they came running over to join in the celebration. The men finished the hole (with fewer putts than normal) and went to the 12th tee.
Moments later they heard the women jumping, and shouting, and celebrating, and high-fiving, and sure enough, one of the ladies in the group had just aced the same hole—and you guessed it, it was Kim Coleman. She used a nine iron from the red tees set at 105 yards. Of course, the men came back to join in what this time was not just another hole-in-one celebration, but a historic one. It was Kim’s fourth hole-in-one, but this one was one for the international record books. It has most likely never happened in Utah or Idaho or most states.
The aces were not in successive order because Mike was not the last to hit in his group, but they were back-to-back for husband and wife, Mike and Kim. Mike is a seven handicapper and Kim carries an 11 handicap. Playing with them were Glenwild members Steve MacMillan and Dan, Samantha, and Diane Siegel.
Mike and Kim have been members of Glenwild for three years. They live in Salt Lake City in the winter and Park City in the summer. Mike is a computer software engineer with a degree from University of Minnesota.
A search of the internet indicates that a Japanese couple living in Sao Paulo, Brazil once made back-to-back aces, but it is a rarity and certainly worthy of high-fives all around.