Usually, the first outing on a golf course can be a rough experience for novice players with their shots more likely to land in a water hazard than on the green.
And Eureka resident Larry Jost was one such golfer, having played the sport for exactly one day, when he did something even pro golfers may never do – hit a hole-in-one.
The amazing shot occurred during a charity tournament at Glen Echo Country Club on Monday, according to an interview with Jost by news channel KSDK, which noted that the chance of making a hole-in-one is approximately 1 in 12,000.
Jost told the TV station the reaction from those around him was immediate, with people erupting into excited cheers and jumping up and down.
The feat netted Jost a check for $10,000, which he donated tothe Dream Factory, a wish-granting non-profit that aids children throughout the U.S. and has a branch in St. Louis.
His wife, Angela Jost, contacted Patch about her husband’s story and said she was incredibly proud of what he had accomplished.