Hole-in-one: Ypsilanti's Bill Anhut, 82, gets first after 50 years on the course
The downhill slope of the second hole at Rustic Glen Golf Club in Saline gave Bill Anhut a perfect view of his first hole-in-one of a half century of playing golf.
“I saw it go in all the way,” said the 82-year-old Ypsilanti resident.
Anhut and his friends, Dan Maloney and Phil Barnes, have been playing a once-a-week round of golf together for more than 20 years. That routine settled into a regular Tuesday outing at Rustic Glen.
Anhut figured if he’d ever get a hole-in-one, it would come on the 145-yard par 3. On Tuesday, it came.
“I got a kick out of it,” Anhut said. “I’ve had a couple that ended up six or seven inches away, but not a hole-in-one.”
Anhut, the father of nine children, has gotten the typical congratulations, but also took some light-hearted ribbing for his club choice. He used a 5-wood to reach the green.
“That goes with the territory of having sons,” Anhut said.
It was the first hole in one of the season at Rustic Glen.
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