Within 16 short days, Sierra Star Golf Course bartender Rusty Richardson accomplished what golfers around the world strive for … only he did it twice. Richardson, who has been working at the Star since its fourth or fifth year, made a hole in one at the 14th hole. Sixteen days later, he accomplished the same feat at the same hole, with a different pin location and a different club.
“I ran around the bunker and the green about three times and soaked it in,” Richardson said.
Richardson, a leftie who taught himself to golf by watching the pros on T.V., moved to Mammoth in 1998. Richardson’s advice for golfers striving for their own hole in one: “Always aim directly at the flag, and reek like confidence.”
Previously, Richardson had also landed a hole in one at the 18th hole. According to Richardson’s co-worker, Ian Birrell, “The estimated odds of acing a hole with any given swing are one in 33,000.”