Good aces Hole No. 2 at Midway

Nathan Oster

The only thing that might be more uncommon than a hole-in-one, which is something very few golfers ever experience, is a hole-in-one on a Wyoming golf course in February.
Most years, Midway Golf Course is buried under several inches of snow.  But the unseasonably warm weather changed the equation, allowing golfers to take aim at temporary greens well in advance of their normal season.
And for that, Sam Good is thankful.  A relative newcomer to the sports, the Greybull man took up the sport less than two years ago and plays every chance he gets.
On Feb. 22, Good was playing with Joe Holloway and Lonnie Koch when they approached the par-three second, which was playing 125 yards that day.  
Using a 7-iron, Good made solid contact, sending his shot skyward.   Immediately after contact, he and his playing companions thought he hit it short.
“We looked all over and couldn’t find it,” said Koch.
They just weren’t looking in the right place.
Eventually and to their surprise, the orange ball was discovered lying against the stake that was being used for the pin. And that qualifies as a hole-in-one.
It was the first of Good’s career.
“The closest I’d ever come was seeing my son-in-law (Clint Hoflund) come within about a half-inch of making one, so it was quite a thrill,” he said.
Tradition requires the person who cards a hole-in-one to buy a drinks afterwards, but being it was February, the clubhouse was closed and there were only six golfers on the course. “I told them all I’d buy them a round when it warms up,” said Good.