Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Local News

August 15, 2012

A $10,000 shot

Azle golfer picks right time to sink hole-in-one

By CHRIS AGEE | cagee@mineralwellsindex.com

A rare 199-yard hole-in-one shot resulted in a Parker County man earning a $10,000 payday Saturday during a four-man scramble tournament at Holiday Hills Country Club.

Golf pro Bill McGaha said area businesses often sponsor specific holes during tournaments, noting Saturday’s prize-winning shot was sponsored by Holiday Inn Express.

“It is very common that a local business would sponsor the hole-in-one package,” McGaha said, though he explained a golfer winning such a prize is very rare.

David Rodawalt, of Azle, who knocked in the fateful shot on the course’s 10th hole, said he hasn’t hit a hole-in-one since 1975, explaining he has played golf for 44 years.

Though such an achievement is uncommon, he said he waited for the best possible opportunity to accomplish the task.

Rodawalt said he had a good feeling about the shot as soon as he struck the ball with a 3-iron club.

“It was a good, well-struck shot, right down the center of the green,” he recalled. “The ball hit probably 20 or 30 feet short of the hole and rolled right in.”

He said he doesn’t play the game as much as he used to, explaining he was invited to the tournament by some friends and decided to take part in it.

McGaha said he has not seen a golfer win a larger prize in his 18 years at Holiday Hills.

“I’ve seen a couple of people before win a golf cart or a vacation,” he said, “but not $10,000.”

1
Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index


Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read