Rogers, Ark. – For the first time in his fifty-two years of playing the game of golf, former Arkansas Razorback head coach Nolan Richardson finally accomplished his first hole-in-one.
It happened on the par 3, 8th hole from around 118 feet at the Shadow Valley Country Monday morning during the Mike Anderson Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament.
“You know it is the first ace I have had in, I have been playing golf 52 years,” Richardson said. “In those 52 years I never had a hole in one. That’s what I tell everybody when I play okay this is the 49th year, this is the 50th year. Now finally at 52 years I finally aced a hole.”
It was also the first hole-in-one recorded in the three year history of the golf tournament exciting current head coach and former assistant to Richardson, Mike Anderson.
“I think it’s cool and I had a chance to witness it,” Anderson said. “I just happened to go out there on the hole when he was playing and just to see him knock it in.”