Most golfers play a lifetime without sinking the most coveted shot in the sport — a hole-in-one.
However, Meme Villegas isn’t one of those golfers. Recently, at the age of 82, the Alice man used a 9 iron to find the bottom of the cup on hole No. 7 at the Alice Municipal Golf Course. Villegas was golfing with buddies Robert Gonzalez, Preston Huey and Woody Hernandez. The group and other golf at the Alice golf course every Tuesday.
The No. 7 hole measures 110 yards from tee to pin.
The remarkable part of it all is that it was Villegas’ 10th verified hole-in-one in his golfing career. Since he took up the sport, he’s had three hole-in-one shots on No. 2, three on No. 7, three on No. 7, three on 13 and one on No. 18.
“I’m just lucky,” he said. “With this last one, I think I was lucky, especially at my age.”
Villegas, a longtime fixture at the Alice golf course and course marshal, said he originally took up the sport because he said he relied on practice and accuracy rather than brute strength.