Same hole, next day: Back-to-back holes in one for NCR member

Gary Sult recorded a hole in one on consecutive days on the same hole — South Course No. 2 — this week at NCR Country Club. Bucky Albers/CONTRIBUTED

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Gary Sult recorded a hole in one on consecutive days on the same hole — South Course No. 2 — this week at NCR Country Club. Bucky Albers/CONTRIBUTED

It was such a shocking circumstance that Gary Sult was still having difficulty processing it Friday morning.

On Wednesday, the 57-year-old investment advisor made a hole-in-one from 136 yards with a pitching wedge on the par-3 second hole of the South Course at NCR Country Club.

When he reached the same hole on Thursday morning, it was playing at 150 yards. This time he took out an 8-iron and watched his shot land a yard in front of the hole and roll into the cup again.

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“I was in complete disbelief,” Sult said. “The guys I was playing with said, ‘Oh, no. You didn’t ….”

Oh, yes he did.

Aces on the same hole two days in succession. Some of the men in the clubhouse Thursday calculated that the odds against it were 5.7 million to one.

“It’s beyond words,” Sult said Friday morning. “I was in shock. Quite frankly, I still am.”

This was after he had played No. 2 again with not such a spectacular result. “It was a low liner and I got up and down (for par),” Sult said. “It was not pretty.”

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Sult, who said he plays golf two or three times a week, is an 8-handicapper who belonged to Miami Valley Golf Club for several years and spent 16 years at Walnut Grove before joining NCR two years ago.

“This means a lot to me because my father retired from NCR,” Sult said. “He died in 2001. He wasn’t a golfer, but he’d just be thrilled.”

Sult said he has had three aces previously – at No. 8 at Miami Valley, at No. 8 at Larch Tree and No. 12 at Walnut Grove.

Sult’s playing partners in a Wednesday threesome were Mike Young and John Rosenbaum. On Thursday he was playing with Young, Rosenbaum and John Orum.

His Friday companions were: Young, Rosenbaum and Chris Cadwallader. Each of the four has had a hole-in-one while the others were watching within the past year.

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