Armstrong celebrates hole-in-one

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— Golfer Tom Armstrong was thrilled when he scored his first hole-in-one June 29 at the Steamboat Golf Club on the 125-yard No. 3 hole, but that doesn't mean he's in any hurry to do it again.

"That was a $130 hole for me," Armstrong joked. "I can't afford to do it again and if I do, I'll be a lot quieter."

Armstrong used a pitching wedge on the 125-yard hole. He said the ball landed just past the hole, backed up and fell into the cup.

Armstrong celebrated his accomplishment with his playing partners Chuck Baker, Mike Lehmann and Charlie Seidenberg who witnessed the shot.

He also bought a round of drinks for the other players on the course that day.

"I've been playing for about 35 years and this was my first hole-in-one," Armstrong said. "It was beautiful."

Unfortunately, Armstrong said his outing turned out pretty mediocre.

After getting the ace, he went on to bogey the remaining holes.

"I couldn't get anything to fall the rest of the day," he said.

Armstrong said he plays golf at the Steamboat Golf Course about once a week. He would like to get out more but hasn't been able to this summer.

It was the second hole-in-one at the course this month. Two weeks ago, John Canto also scored a hole in one at the club's No. 8 hole The par-3 measures 157 yards from tee to green.

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