Woman Almost Misses Seeing Her Hole-In-One


Alesha Calderwood never saw her tee shot go in for the second hole-in-one of her golf career.

"It was a high shot going toward the pin. I saw it rolling, but no one in our group could see it go in," she said. "Jan Burns was playing behind us and she's the one who yelled ‘It's in the hole!'"


Payson Women's Golf Association Nine-Hole President Nancy Little (left) presents the President's Cup trophy to Delilah Filip.

Calderwood is thankful her fellow PWGA member was in position to witness the ace.

"If she hadn't, I'd probably still be looking for the ball in some ditch," Calderwood said.

The ace was chalked up in an Aug. 22 on the 106-yard 14th hole at Payson Golf Course.

"It wasn't a particularly good day for playing, but the golf goddesses were looking after me," Calderwood said.

For the ace, Calderwood pocketed tournament closes to the pin prize money.

"I took my husband out to lunch with it," she said.

Calderwood scored her first hole in one three years ago on PGC's No. 5 hole.

The Lady Niners

In PWGA nine-hole group action in August, Delilah Filip captured the President's Cup by shooting a career best net score of 70.

In the fray played Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 at PGC, Filip out-dueled Lady Niner co-president Nancy Little for the crown. Little finished second at 71. Isabella Sockrider's 73 was good enough for third place.

In a two-player team scramble contested Aug. 17, Sockrider and Ardie Poole teamed up for

first place honors. Claudia Bullard and Norma Fallers were second.

Shari Cody won the first flight battle in a low gross fray played Aug. 24 at PGC. Joanne Kirchgassner took the second flight title. In the third flight, Ann Adams emerged victorious.

Closest to the pin winners in August were Nancy O'Rourke, Little and Filip.

Birdie awards were garnered by Carol Omoto, Kelly O'Brian, Little and Sockrider.

Chip-in citations were doled out to Adams and Filip.

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