Rex Morris makes second ace in four days

By Steve Sell
July 18, 2014

Rex Morris of McPherson waited 19 years between his first and second hole-in-one.

He only had to wait three days between his second and third.

Morris, a spry 75 years young, had made a hole-in-one Monday on No. 2 at Turkey Creek, the second of his career. He also shot a 72 that day to better his age, one of golf’s rare feats.

On Thursday during the weekly senior scramble play, Morris stepped up to No. 2 with the same trusty 7-iron in tow. He promptly made another ace, which flabbergasted playing partners Gaylen Rodgers, John Austin and Sam Ulsaker.

Morris was surprisingly calm when talking about such a storied feat, noting the ball hit short and just rolled into the cup to the front-pin placement. His other ace occurred with the pin at the back.

“We were all surprised,” Morris said.

He added he had played golf for more than 50 years at McPherson Country Club and never made an ace, even on the shortish 100-yard 18th hole. “I’ve come close several times,” he said, noting he had grazed the pin and had some shots come up just inches short.

Morris’ ace, however, did not lead his team to victory. The team of Larry Fitzmorris, Shawn Fitzmorris, Denis Everhart and Gary Walker shot a blazing 13-under 57 for the season’s low score of the year. Morris’ team was second with 59.

In the other flight, the winning 63 was constructed by Danny Glidewell, Rich Benson, Dennis Friesen and Jim Ketcherside. Second, a stroke back at 64, was the team of George Hurlburt, Dave Tyrell, Ron Rivir and Jim Griggs.

Dick Foulke won the hole prize.