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    Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    LEHIGHTON, Pa. - Sheila Drummond didn't need to see her hole-in-one. She heard it. Drummond, blinded by diabetes 26 years ago, experienced the highlight of her golfing career Sunday, recording an ace on the 144-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

    Playing with her husband and coach, Keith, and two friends in a steady rain, the 53-year-old Drummond hit a driver on the hole. The shot cleared a water hazard, flew between traps and landed on the green, where it hit the flagstick before dropping into the hole.

    "They were saying, 'It's a great shot,' and then I heard it hit the pin," Drummond said.

    "For a hole-in-one, you have to hit it onto the green, so it's a little bit of skill and a lot of luck."

    In 1999, Golf Digest said the odds of an amateur getting a hole-in-one are 1 in 12,750. That number, no doubt rises, for a blind golfer.

    Drummond is a member of the board of directors of the United States Blind Golfers Association, and the organization believes she is the first totally blind female to record a hole-in-one.

    "We've looked everywhere, and haven't been able to find anyone else," she said.

    Drummond took up golf about 15 years ago, and three years later qualified as the first female member of the USGBA.

    "I just try to do the best I can," said Drummond, who carries a 48 handicap with the USGBA. "I get nervous.

    "But I wasn't nervous (Sunday), I just don't like playing in the rain."

    Drummond's hole-in-one was first reported on the Web site of The Morning Call of Allentown.

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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    that is nuts

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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    I got one hole-in-one in about 50 years of golfing and never saw it go in the hole. It was actually a slightly errant shot which hit a berm on the side of the green, kicked sideways and rolled into the hole. I looked all over for that ball until my partner suggested I play another ball which I did. When I putted the ball into the hole, there was my original ball.
    I still proudly have the hole-in-one tag I got from the golf club on my golf bag.
    But blind, well, that's something special.
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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    i dont have a hole in one.
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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    for god's sake....I can see the pin...holes...and greens...and still cant manage to put my ball on the damn golfcourse

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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    It sucks enough to be consistently beaten in golf by young punks.....now I need to add getting owned by a blind person in a round of golf.
    Good confidence builder.
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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career

    it's amazing how some poeple don't let things get in their way. blind.. playing golf.. truely
    a challange that would take courage and patients to win!! but to slam a hole in one!! with a wood.. amazing!!!

    i once had a tee shot make it 2" from the hole..

    a short par 4 hole that dog legged to the right. perfect for my shanking drives!!

    i was walking the tree line on the right side when someone yelled. "yer on the green" walked over to it and was amazed.

    otherwise personal best was an albatros with a 4 iron on a par 5.

    i'm gonna start closing my eyes before hitting.. maybe she's got something there with the natural no looker.

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    "Prophet" wrote:
    It sucks enough to be consistently beaten in golf by young punks.....now I need to add getting owned by a blind person in a round of golf.
    Good confidence builder.
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    "LuckyVike" wrote:

    I would dominate you!



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    Re: Blind golfer hears shot of her career


    Blind Luck. Good for her.

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