GREENVILLE — An unusually warm sunny fall day at White Springs Golf Club, Chip Fox from Piqua, a member at White Springs, had a “hole in one” Wednesday afternoon on Nov. 9. Chip played with Rick Jenkinson, Jeff Jenkinson and Steve Puterbaugh in a friendly but competitive golf match. The first 18 holes they played individual ball and the last 9 holes a 2 man scramble. Approaching hole 17, Chip had honors at the tee.
Playing a 9 iron, an approximate 134-yard shot but the cup sat conveniently in front of the green. Although a sand trap towards the front makes it a difficult shot. As soon as he hit the ball, feeling good, he said, “We will see about this.” The ball hit slightly before the cup, rolling pass but with the backspin, Chip so masterfully put on the ball, rolled back towards cup and dropped in for a true hole in one, ( Jim Kelly, was fortunate to witness). Chip has been fortunate to have 5 “hole in ones “ in his life, the last being in 1994 with his brothers at the Troy Country Club but this is his first in Darke County. Chip has worked in the golf industry as a golf professional, manager/owner of Echo Hills Golf Course and played in many competitive PGA golf matches, a true gentleman!