King aces 11th hole at Metropolis Country Club
by Galen Shelton
Jun 18, 2014 | 1454 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The eleventh hole at Metropolis Country Club is normally a 130 to 140 yard shot from an elevated tee box to a tilted, sloping green and can be a devilish hole to negotiate.

The little pond guarding the front of the green is a testament to that fact.

Just walk the pond bank and when the water is clear, the silt bottom is littered with errant shots.

After the brutal winter we just survived, board members and late course superintendent Bill Johnston made the decision to move some of the tee boxes around letting the grass recover.

Mike King is one of the regulars to find the now 80 yard shot a lot to his liking.

King recorded his second, career hole-in-one on June 7.

Playing with J.B. Buchanan, Chuck Girtman and Ron Martin, King lofted a 56 degree wedge into the air, onto the green and into the hole.

King said it hit close, spun sideways a little and rolled into the cup.

Didn’t “jar” it, didn’t hit the pin and didn’t roll all the way across the green, just another nice shot from King that happened to go in the hole.
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