Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour

Hole-In-One Club


This is a collection of Hole-In-One moments reported by some our RVSGT members.  You may submit your Hole-in-One by clicking on the link below.  This will open your email program, already addressed. Enter "HIO" as the SUBJECT.  Enter your Hole-In-One specifics in the body of the letter and click SEND.


Players making a Hole-In-One during the past 12 months are shown in Yellow.

  • Doug Spencer: (1)
    Hole #18 at Ashley Plantation  -  135 yds 9 iron - 10/4/17

  • Crady Adams: (1)
    Hole #15 at Hanging Rock during RVSGT tournament  -  128 yds 8 iron - 6/29/16

  • Tom Lafser: (1)
    Hole #11 at Draper Valley during RVSGT tournament  -  145 yds 6 iron - 5/17/16
    (Special note - Tom also eagled two par 4s in the Ivy Hill tournament on 4/26/16)

  • Doug Leffel: (6)
    Hole #18 at Ashley Plantation - 128 yd 8 iorn - 9/2/14
    Hole #15 at Hidden Valley during a Valley Tour practice round - 7/12/13
    Hole #16 at Countryside (water hole) - 4/8/95
    Hole # 14 at Countryside - 4/26/95 (18 days later).
    Hole #4 at Blue Hills - 6/20/02.
    Hole #15 at Blue Hills - 8 Iron - 7/22/2010

  • Pete Akers: (6) 
    Arrowood Country Club - Hole #11 - 07/31/71 - received a small trophy
    Blue Hills Golf Club - Hole 17 - not sure of date
    Pipe Stem in West Virginia - not sure of date
    Countryside Golf Club - Hole 14 - not sure of date.
    Countryside Golf Club - Hole 11 - 08-13-08
    Countryside Golf Club - Hole 11 - 09-09-08

  • Cliff Moneymaker: (5)
    Countryside - Hole # 3 - 7 Wood - 10/26/09
    Brookside - Hole # 4 -  September, 1987
    Brookside - Hole #7 - August, 1987
    Two more on Myrtle Beach par 3 courses

  • Jim Kearney: (4)
    November 1995 - #17 - Blue Hills - 6 iron - 155 yards
    February - 1996 - #17 - Blue Hills - 5 iron - 160 yards
    May 22, 2002 - Mariners Landing - #16 - 175 yards - 9 iron
    May - 2008 - Countryside #16 - 145 yards - 8 iron
    November 15, 2008, Countryside #3. 6 iron

  • Bruce Lupton: (4)
    One with us at Auburn Hills last August, and one this May at Draper Valley
    (This is my note from May) I played in the New River Valley Shrine Club Tournament at Draper today. On Hole #7, 175 yds, par 3, Hole Prize was a 2008 Buick Lucerne, Value $28,000. Guess what. I hit the sweetest 6 iron you ever saw and won the darn thing. You would not believe how excited Dennis Ritter was first of all. Of course I was a mess, but Dennis said Mr. Harvey has been trying to give one away in this tournament for 15 years. Well, he did today. I pick it up on Monday. It'll cost me about 7Ks for the taxes at the end of the year, but what the heck. Where can you get a new car for 7 grand. Yippee.....Two Hole-In-Ones in the past 13 months. Who would believe it.....
    10/12/10 - Goose Creek Golf Club - Leesburg, VA - Hole #9
    10/09/11 - Cliftondale Country Club - Clifton Forge, VA - Hole #6

  • Tommy Firebaugh: (3)
    09/09/92 - While playing with my boss in a Norfolk Southern Customer tournament, and only playing for one year - Hole #17 at Blue Hills Golf Course - 6 iron - 145 Yards.
    10/01/08 - The Highlands Golf Club - Franklin, WV - Hole # 5 - 5 Hybrid Iron - 140 Yards.
    10/25/04 - Ole Monterey Golf Course - Hole 16 - 147 Yards with a 4 Iron.

  • Joe Bass: (3)
    Hole # 16 - Botetourt Golf & Swim - October 16, 2014
    Hole # 15 - Blackmoor at Myrtle Beach in November 1999 witnessed by Frank Lang and others.
    Brookside #4

  • J.R. "Butch" Blessard: (2 HIOs in the same round) 
    Ashley Plantation CC - Hole #2 118 Yds - SW - May 17, 2013
    Ashley Plantation CC - Hole #16 - 182 Yds - 6 Iron - May 17, 2013
    On Friday, May 17th we had a very rare occurence here at the course.
    J.R. "Butch" Blessard recorded TWO HOLE-IN-ONES in his round! The first one was on #2 from 118 yards with a Sand Wedge, then on #16, he jarred a 6-iron from 182 yards!
    Witnesses: Tom Adams, Richard Sink, Jimmy Thompson, Allen Robinette  

  • Bobby Trent: (2)
    #9 at Holifields (Bent Mountain, VA)
    #4 at Blue Hills 7-11-08

  • Hi Nicely: (2)
    I have had two hole-in-one shots. Both came in the year of 1990, Spring and Fall The first was at Pulaski CC with playing friends, Dr Rick Mansell, Harold Dill, John Spangler The second was at Pinehurst #8 with playing partners Dr Rick Mansell, John Spangler, Wayne Carpenter And as you can see two of the foursome saw both what are the odds?

  • Gary Howell: (2)
    Hole # 18 - Ashely Plantation - 124 Yd 9 Iron- October 6, 2014
    Hole # 15 - Blue Hills - 192 Yd.  3 Iron - Summer of  '85

  • Ken Gross: (1)
    Hanging Rock Golf Club - Hole #12, 148 Yds - 8 Iron during RVSGT Tournament - 6/10/14

  • David Kessler: (1)
    Mariner's Landing - Hole #2 - 8 Iron - 12/20/13

  • Buddy Shull: (1)
    Pete Dye River Course - Hole #14 - 10/28/13

  • Lee Hipp: (1)
    Hidden Valley Country Club - Hole #7 - 105 Yds - GW - 07/13/13

  • Loopy Price: (1)
    3/29/2013 - #14 Pete Dye River Course of VT, 155 yards, 5 Iron 

  • Rich Gezymalla: (1)
    3/18/2012 - #3 Meadows Golf & Swim Club, 151 yds, 6 Iron

  • Tim Smith: (1)
    5/7/2012 - #14 Meadows Golf & Swim Club, 98 yds, PW

  • Ken Kornegay: (1) 
    5/6/2012 - #14 Auburn Hills Golf Club, 140 yds, 4H
  • Jim Lyons: (1)
    4/24/2012, #3 Vista Links, Buena Vista, Va. 127 yards, U wedge, PV1x

  • Rick Crotts: (1)
    10/2/2009 at Tobacco Road, hole #3, 122 yards with a Gap Wedge

  • Cal Johnson: (1)
    9/2/1998 at Blue Hills GC, hole #2.

  • Bob Hamblen: (1) + Honorable Mention
    # 16 at Bald Head Island, SC on Sep 18, 1998 - 185 yards with 3 wood
    Honorable Mention - #2 Blue Hills GC, after 1st shot went OB, hit a 4 wood into the hole for a par.

  • Fred Duncan: (?)
    Hole # 6 - Hanging Rock GC - 153 yd 7 iron - December 14, 2014

  • Edward Arrington: (1)
    April 11, 2011 - Hole # 12, 145 Yds, 3 Hybrid - Ole Monterey Golf Club playing with  Jeryl Stinson, JE Collins & Jim Robinette.

  • Carl Rydell: (1)
    1997 - #14 Countryside GC - 144 yards. - 7 iron 
  • Henry Kruse: (1)
    October 9, 1997 - #4 Greensboro National GC - 6 iron - 160 yards

  • Elmer Milam: (1)
    Probably the longest of our group.... Hole 16, Ole Monterey, June 22, 1992 - Driver - Distance - 235 Yards.

  • Sherwood Woodford: (1)
    Number 14 at Countryside. The hole was 155 yards using an 8 iron.

  • Joe Sailor: (1)
    I had a HIO at Waterfront July 10,1983 #4 Don't recall but about 145 yards then from back tees

  • Val Bernys: (1)
    Hole #13 at the RVSGT 2010 Vista Links Tournament.