Valley City native Tom Kellogg sunk a hole-in-one at Bjornson Public Golf Courseâ€™s second hole on Wednesday. Kellogg is the 29th golfer to achieve such a feat since the course opened in 1994.
A Valley City native sunk the 29th hole-in-one at Bjornson Public Golf Course on Wednesday.
Tom Kellogg said the experience was â€śQuite a trip.
â€śI was golfing with a co-worker out here, when we got to Hole 2 he had a 5-iron and he hit it too far and I had a 7, so I figured I might club up to a 6. When I hit it, it looked kind of short but the way it bounced we both new it was on the green.â€ť
When the two drove up to the green in their golf cart, they had trouble finding Kelloggâ€™s shot. His fellow golfer suggested it might have gone in the hole, and Kellogg thought he was joking.
â€śSure as Hell I walk up and there it is sitting there. It was crazy; it must have bounced just perfect.â€ť
Kellogg said he wasnâ€™t using any special clubs, and the success of the shot hinged on luck.
â€śThey were just out enjoying the afternoon. They hit it out of No. 2 and when they got up to the green they couldnâ€™t find their golfballs,â€ť said Will Jantzen of the Bjornson Golf Course.
Kelloggâ€™s name, date and hole number will soon be put on a plaque at the courseâ€™s clubhouse commemorating golfers whoâ€™ve achieved similar feats.
Since the club opened in 1994, 15 golfers have hit a hole-in-one on Hole 2 and 12 have sunk Hole 4 in a single swing. Both are three-par holes.