Here and there, we've been telling you about the Volvik DS-77 Hole-in-One Challenge, where you can win $500 if you make a verified ace using Volvik's DS-77 golf ball after pre-registering at their website. We've also told you that a couple of players at Sun 'N Lake Golf Club cashed in on the $500 prize with a pair of aces, including the first in the promotion. But, to this point, we haven't heard from the players themselves about their aces.
Our friends at Highlands Today did speak with Sun N’ Lake regulars Joe Bowditch and Pat Dell to get their ace accounts. Here's Bowditch, who did it first.
“On the morning of Nov. 11, the Tanglewood Golf Association (TGA) group was playing at Sun N’ Lake, Deer Run course. I hit 5-iron into the wind and the ball landed on the green about 15 feet short of the hole and we watched as it rolled into the cup. I love the feel on my iron shots and I think I get more distance from the DS-77. I normally hit 5 iron on this hole, but I was wondering if it would be enough club into the wind that was blowing. It’s my 3rd hole-in-one and first with the Volvik ball.”
And this from Pat Dell.
“It was 169 yards on hole No. 2 of the Turtle Run course at Sun N’ Lake, 150 yards carry just to get over the water. There was a 20 mph wind so I grabbed my 3-iron. My Yellow DS-77 bounced and went directly for the pin. It is my second hole-in-one with a Yellow Volvik golf ball, the first being with a Yellow Crystal golf ball.”