Last Thursday, Wallace, a Dover resident and co-owner of First Trax Sports Shop, went out for a round with his father in-law, taking advantage of a rare day of nice weather. In the midst of what he described as an average day of golf, Wallace approached hole six, one of three par-3 holes on the front nine of the Mount Snow Golf Club course, and selected his 6-iron.
One hundred and fifty yards uphill, hole six is one of Mount Snow’s many blind greens, meaning golfers cannot see the green from where they tee off. In his own words, Wallace got all of it.
“I could tell right away it was a good shot,” said Wallace. “When I got up to the green there was no ball up there where I thought it landed. It had to be on the green.”
When Wallace was sure he had searched enough, he knew that there was only one place left to look. He did not see it go in, but sure enough, Wallace had knocked in his first-ever hole-in-one.
There may be no better feeling in the world to a golfer than that of getting a hole-in-one, but for Wallace, his achievement was even more sentimental. Wallace can now put his name next to his grandmother’s in family golf-lore. Wallace’s name can now join hers on a trophy she won in 1927, for a hole-in-one she achieved in St. Louis, MO. “Ever since I was a kid, I always aspired to put my name next to hers on that trophy,” said Wallace. “Now I can.”
According to Wallace, it may take you all your life, but every par 3 is a chance for a hole-in-one.