It was the ace that no one saw.
While battling in the Payson Women's Golf Association President's Cup tournament Aug. 8 and 9, Glenda Cook swatted a lengthy tee shot on No. 14 that initially looked like it would make it to the green.
Because No. 14 has a down hill slant to it, none of the foursome Cook was playing with could see where the ball landed.
"When you hit it there, you just hope it goes straight, " Cook's playing partner, Alesha Calderwood, said. "When we got to the green, all we saw were three balls, so we starting looking for the fourth".
Cook was the first to find the phantom ball.
"Glenda looked in the hole and there it was. It was very exciting," Calderwood said.
The ace was Cook's first of her career and cost her a hefty refreshment tab at the traditional 19th hole party.
"She treated all of us to drinks," Calderwood said.
In other closest-to-the-pin competition, Sharon Vaplon came within 1-foot, 7 1/2-inches of a hole-in-one on No. 5.
Laura Meyocks pocketed prize money on No. 8 where her tee shot landed 30-feet, 7-inches shy of the flag. Calderwood was closest on No. 17 hitting to within 9-feet, 11-inches of the hole.
None of the closest-to-the pin winners were able to finish among the tournament's top-four.
Jan Burns staked claim to the President's Cup posting a winning tally of 134. With a 142, Blanche Nyberg was second. Gerry Quisenberry carded a 144 to take third place and Kay Davis claimed fourth with a 149.