29 Jan '16, 12am

Commemorative plaque confirms just how amazing U.S. Mid-Am champ's winning ace on a par 4 really was

Commemorative plaque confirms just how amazing U.S. Mid-Am champ's winning ace on a par 4 really was

Sammy Schmitz was never going to forget the hole-in-one he made on the par-4 15th hole at John’s Island Club’s West Course in Vero Beach, Fla., last October, a shot that all but clinched the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur title and its accompanying spot in this year’s Masters. And now neither will anyone else who plays the hole. Last weekend, the club invited the 35-year-old from River Falls, Wis., back to the course to celebrate the victory, at which time a plaque that commemorates the historic shot was unveiled on the tee. Facebook Pinterest Schmitz appreciated the significance of the club honoring his shot with such a permanent reminder. In golf, guys who have plaques commemorating shots more often than not have Hall of Fame pedigrees. Or have to wait a lot longer than 107 days to be immortalized in bronze type. To thank John’s Island members for their generosity, Schmitz donate...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/story/commemorative-plaque-conf...

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