Jimmy Burch has covered professional golf for the Star-Telegram since 1991. He’s received state and national honors for his writing but fills his own scorecard with more bogeys than birdies when he hits the local links.
Shady Oaks member Flynn records historic ace at his home course
Bill Flynn, a longtime member at Shady Oaks Country Club, recorded a historic ace Saturday at the club’s fifth hole. He aced the par-3 hole with a 5-wood, giving him an ace on all four of the par-3s at Shady Oaks _ a rare feat for any golfer at a single course.
Flynn, 71, has recorded eight aces in his lifetime and Saturday’s hole-in-one was his first since 1999. Witnesses to Saturday’s ace included Cody Curry, Dr. Tracy Kobs and Tommy Moore.