6-Year-Old Golfer Sinks Hole-in-One

Poor Braden Hill now wants an ace every round
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2011 12:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – After sinking a hole-in-one at a Maui golf course last month, 6-year-old Braden Hill has a new opinion of the game: He thinks holes-in-one are easy ... and thinks he should get one all the time, the Detroit News reports. Hill picked up his first golf club at the wee age of one and took to the sport immediately. He aced his now-famous shot on Hole 14 of the Kaanapali Kai course from a 68-yard kids' tee.

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"I had to explain to him I've never gotten one, most golfers hadn't ever had a hole-in-one," said his father. "Being 6, he hasn't quite grasped it." Dad admits that he was much more excited about the hole-in-one than his budding golf partner—so much so that they didn't finish the round, and instead "went back into the club and Braden had to buy the drinks. At least for the four or five of us in the family." Young Braden's scores average in the 40s for nine holes, and he's won two of three golf tournaments he's played in. (Read more golf stories.)

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