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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Local records ace

  • Al Schoen recorded the first ace of his golfing career Tuesday on #8 at Park Hills.
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  • Al Schoen recorded the first ace of his golfing career Tuesday on #8 at Park Hills. The feat was witnessed by Frank Hopkins, Marion Fiegel and John Henderson.
    Schoen, the legendary former boys basketball and softball coach at Pratt High, is the first to record a hole-in-one at #8, which is one of the new holes on Park Hills’ revamped layout that just opened for play this spring.
    The approximately 150-yard hole (depending on tee placements) was brought to its knees by Schoen. “He’ll try to tell you he used a 9-iron,” witness Marion Fiegel intimated, “but he really punched a 5-iron up there.”
    Schoen did not actually get the pleasure of viewing the conclusion of his magnificent shot. Schoen explained, “When Frank (Hopkins) said “Hey, I think that rolled in!’, I just said, ‘Oh, it probably just went long.”
    According to the witnesses, Schoen honored the tradition of purchasing beverages for all following the round. Congratulations to Al Schoen on his stellar shot.
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