Evart man records first career ace

EVART — Greg Sherman spends his Tuesday nights during the summer in a league at Birch Valley Golf Course, east of Evart.

But the Evart resident won’t soon forget a special moment earlier this season during Tuesday Night Evart Moose League play.

Sherman bagged his first career hole-in-one at the course during play. He got it at the No. 7 hole, a 173-yard shot, using a No. 5 fairway wood. It was also the first ace for the Tuesday night league.

“I knew that I hit a good shot,” Sherman said. “You couldn’t see it because it’s a raised green. We couldn’t see it go in. We knew it was a good shot and I thought it’d be on the green. Other guys hit the ball to the right.”

When he got to the green, Sherman couldn’t see his ball.

“I was thinking there was no way it could be in the pin and maybe I was behind the green,” he said. “I walked up there and there it was. I think everyone on the golf course heard me holler. It was pretty exciting. It was a little shock, a little excitement, a once in a lifetime thing.”

Sherman admitted he couldn’t concentrate after he bagged the ace and didn’t like his overall score.

Sherman has played golf seriously for the last 10 years.

“Before then, it was hit-and-miss for golf,” he said.

The ace would be the top thrill so far for Sherman as a golfer. It’s the only league he plays in this summer.

“It’s the one moment in time you reach perfection and reality hits when you try to hit the ball again and it’s back to normal,” Sherman said. “It’s a nice place to golf.”

Sherman lives in town and is on the village council.