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Volume 14, Number 184
Tuesday, August 1 9 , 2 0 0 8
Squires fires another hole-in-one!
The coveted hole-in-one. It's one of those rare moments in golf that many players will never accomplish in a lifetime. Leon Squires has now done it twice.
The scene was Sunnyside Country Club, mid-morning Monday. Leon was paired with his wife Helen and some North Dakotan "snowbirds" who the Squires's have become good friends with (they all spend winter down in Yuma, Arizona, and hit the links together on a daily basis).
On hole #6, Leon pulled out his five iron and nailed a beauty, straight at the flag and about 12 feet short but smoothly rolling forward. Watching patiently, they couldn't tell if the ball had gone in, or went past the cup and was hidden from view by the flag stick.
"FRANK, GO CHECK THE
CUP!" Helen yelled to the party of golfers ahead who had just finished on Six and were preparing to tee off on #7. So Frank Underhill, one of the dozen snowbirds who were here yesterday, sauntered over to the
hole for a look-see.
Sure 'nuff, Frank pulled the ball up and out of the hole for everyone to witness. "Thanks for the honor!" Frank would later tell Leon of pulling the golf ball out of the cup.
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three weeks ago, Leon Squires follows it up
one. It will be 10 years in September when he recorded his first ace.
in a member-guest tournament in Billings when it occurred.
Back in the clubhouse, it proved to be one expensive stroke as Leon didn't have hole-in-one insurance. So it was cocktails around the house shortly before lunch... but worth every
penny in memories.
happens to be Leon's second hole-in-
Holes-in-one seem to run in the family. Both of their sons, Gary and Dale, were standout golfers for the Scotties. Gary (GHS 1980) has two aces to his credit and it was about three weeks ago when Dale (GHS 1981) recorded his first-ever ace. He was golfing with classmate Carl Hansen
"And mother's not had any,"
Helen pouted jokingly. So if anybody is due, for her to and catch up with her family. That really would be something else. How many families in the world are there that could boast
a feat such as that?
We're pulling for you, Helen!