On Thursday August 17th Roger Scott, a local resident of Ridgefield Connecticut, teed-off with a drive on hole number five with a seven iron and Calloway ball that resulted in a hole-n-one at The Ridgefield Golf Course on Ridgebury Road.
In keeping with golf tradition, the person who scores a hole-n-one is supposed to buy drinks for everybody playing on the course that day and indeed, Roger Scott’s hole-n-one secured celebratory beverages for all. As added luck would have it, Mr. Scott also had hole-n-one insurance coverage as part of his Men’s League dues, thus was able to celebrate in good cheer with fellow golfers knowing his lucky drive wasn’t going to break his recreation budget.
When asked about his good fortune Roger replied, “Well at $4/bottle for Corona Beer and lots of golfers that day, the Hole-n-One Insurance was a stroke of good luck and like an extra mulligan.” Mr. Scott went on to elaborate on his tee-ing off, “It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest drive I’ve hit. Kind of low trajectory but was front and center, and I saw it hit the front of the green and roll but did not see it drop in. When I walked up to the green, I was bummed that I did not see my ball on the green at all and thought perhaps it rolled off the back fringe and would have to chip and scramble to save par. But another golfer said he saw it go in, so I walked up to the pin and low-n-behold, there was my ball sitting at the bottom of the cup – it was kind of surreal, and yes, I won that hole.”
Roger has Irish DNA and comes from a long line of golfers who have taken to enjoying the links around the world. In fact, Mr. Scott is the third Scott in the family to have scored a hole-n-one. First, his father scored one in the 1950s and then Roger’s son, Chuck, scored one playing for the Ridgefield High School varsity golf team during the FCIAC playoffs in 1981. Chuck did not have hole-n-one insurance back then but got lucky in that it was on a Monday and the club house was closed. Makes one wonder about the Luck of the Irish.