Student hits hole in one

By Megan Dierling — It is going, going, going, gone. A success that will never be forgotten and will always have the best feeling.

Junior Bethany Miller stepped onto the grass of the golf course that day not knowing what she was about to achieve. Sticking the tee into the ground and setting her golf ball on top was the easy part. Getting the golf ball closest to the hole was going to take some focus. Standing in her ready position and having a firm grip on her club, Bethany knew she was ready to swing. So she swung, and as everyone’s eyes followed the ball, nobody expected to see what they saw. She had achieved a hole in one.

“I couldn’t believe it went in, but I was ecstatic,” Bethany said.

In this game, the girl’s golf team played Tallmadge who put up a good fight, which ended the game with a tie.

Bethany has not been playing golf for very long but has easily learned that it is a game that she has quickly fallen in love with. She says that one of her family members, which includes her 95 year-old Grandfather, loves to golf as well.

“I went out a played a couple times in the summer and decided to try out for the team because I thought it would be fun which turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life,” Miller said.

Bethany’s successful hole in one was sunk from 130 yards away. In 1999, Golf Digest reported, “One insurance company puts a PGA Tour pro’s chances at 1 in 3,756 and an amateur’s at 1 in 12,750.”

A hole in one is a golfer’s dream that is not reality as often as they would like it to be, but when it happens, it is the sweetest dream. There is no better moment than this.

In golf history, the longest straight shot hole in one in golf history was hit by Robert Mitera on October 7, 1965 at 444 yard away. Just to think that Bethany was only about a fourth away from that huge victory.

Making such an impressive shot is hard to find, but Bethany has found it. She wants to continue improving her game in hopes to become a better player and that maybe one day she can find it again.

[Updated Aug. 6, 2017: This article has been reformatted for consistency.]