Pratt makes double eagle at Llano course
December 21, 2012, 9:00 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Wallace Pratt always marks his golf ball. The 78-year-old who lives near Buchanan Dam was playing golf with his buddies at the Llano River Golf Course when he teed up his titlist with a green mark on it.
"Normally, you just hit it down there and then have a short chip to the green,’’ said Pratt, a regular at the Llano River Golf Course. "I hit it past the tree and had a little left curve to it, it bounced right and disappeared.’’
Pratt double eagled the par-4, 292-yard No. 8 hole at the Llano River Golf Course on Dec. 7. The ace was the third for the golfer who took up the game 25 years ago.
"You can’t see the flag on the hole,’’ said Pratt, who used Ping driver that he bought from his golfing partner John McInturff. "We got up there and got to looking around for it and it was in the hole.’’
McInturff said "no doubt it was his ball, nobody marks them up like he does.’’
Pratt said he "got all of his shot’’ and also credited the bounce for his fortune.
"I really like that club,’’ said Pratt. "”I got it off of John, but he didn’t sell me the sweet spot. He’s holding out for more money, I think.’’
Pratt’s double eagle is a rarity, even more so than a hole in one on a par-3.
Pratt said he plays the Llano River Golf Course regularly, making the trip from his home near Lake Buchanan usually twice a week.
For the last six years, Pratt and McInturff have played together.
"We’re always playing scrambles so its different people in you group all the time,’’ Pratt said. "They let John and I team up a lot.’’Witnesses for the ace were McInturff, Larry Shannon and Ross Burns
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