Shot helps lead his team to victory in Maine-Niles Shootout.
Friday, August 19, 2011
A Maine South senior shot a hole in one Tuesday at the Maine-Niles Shootout at Chick Evans Golf Course in Morton Grove, the Journal Online reported. Mike Nieder helped his team take the title for the fifth time in a row. It was his first hole in one, the article says. Earlier: Des Plaines man shoots hole in one. Maine South won with 292. Niles West came in second with 309, Maine West third with 311, followed by Niles North with 340 and Maine East with 354. Read the full Journal Online story here.
Eric Johnson hit a 7-hybrid club on the 124-yard par-3 fourth hole in Morton Grove.
Eric Johnson’s swing felt good through the first three holes of the Chick Evans Golf Course in Morton Grove. Johnson, a Des Plaines resident and bogey golfer, had only played the course once since picking the game back up again last year. Multiple rotator cuff surgeries forced Johnson to take a break from the game, but a church group brought him back in. So the 52-year-old attorney placed his ball on the grass and pulled out a 7-hybrid club on the tee box of the 124-yard, par-3 fourth hole. Johnson hit it solid, landing the ball on the front of the green and watched as the ball continued to roll towards the cup. “We all saw it go in and my reaction was basically ‘I think it went in,’ Johnson said. “This other guy was jumping all over the …