Golfer starts off new year with hole-in-one


Canyon Lake resident Phil Coughlin stands next to hole 15 where he made a hole-in-one on Jan. 5. Photo provided by Nancy Rick

The odds of an average amateur golfer making a hole-in-one are roughly 12,000 to one, according to the National Hole-in-One Registry. Golfing a hole-in-one is never an easy feat for any golfer.

Canyon Laker Phil Coughlin started off the new year by achieving this feat on Jan. 5 while golfing with friends Bob Jacobson, Don Raworth and Ted Smykla. Using his 5 utility, Phil made the shot on hole 15 from 125 yards. This is Phil’s second hole-in-one but his first one on the Canyon Lake golf course.

Phil is a member of the Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club and plays golf two to three times a week.