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The Lookout | May 13, 2021

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LCC league golfer notches hole-in-one

LCC league golfer notches hole-in-one Hole-in-one

By Larry Hook
The Lookout Adviser

Nolan Hook, a student in the nursing program at LCC, recorded a hole-in-one while golfing in the LCC Golf League Wednesday, June 3, at the Groesbeck Golf Course in Lansing.

Hook, 26, used a seven-iron to ace the 144-yard 17th hole at Groesbeck. It was his first-ever hole-in-one.

“From the tee, it looked like it wasn’t in the hole, because there is foam in the cup (a COVID-19 precaution) and we could still see it from the tee,” Hook said. “So everyone thought it was short.

“As we walked up closer, I just got more excited and everyone was like, ‘holy crap, that’s got to be in.’ When we got up to the green everyone was super excited for me. I was really excited and I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it.”

Hook’s feat was witnessed by his golfing partner, Don Oesterle, as well as opponents Brenda and Tim Young.

The LCC league uses a two-person, scramble format. For the day, Hook and Oesterle finished with a nine-hole round of 32, four strokes under par. It was the low score in the league so far this season.

“We were all very happy for Nolan and gave our high fives,” Brenda Young said. “It was exciting and so much fun to witness. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.”

Brenda Young serves as president of the LCC Golf League. She said Hook’s ace was only the second hole-in-one in the league’s 30-year history. The other was accomplished by Carrie Farrier in 2017, on the 14th hole at Groesbeck.

This is Hook’s first year as a regular in the LCC Golf League, although he has subbed in the past.

Hook worked for two years as a student-employee in the Information Technology Services department at LCC. He is currently focusing on completing his degree in the nursing program.