Friday, August 2nd, 2013 is a day Marty Silvestri will never forget. He made a hole in one at Liftlock Golf Club that day. "The funny thing is that this was my first round of the year," Marty tells us. But the story gets better, way better. And involves someone looking down on him from above. This will send chills down your spine. In his own words, let him tell it...
The magical ball
"I got a hole in one on hole #8 at Liftlock which is a par 3 135 yards. The tee box is elevated so you are shooting downhill onto the green. My buddy and I are both left handed and it was windy that day so I wasn’t quite sure which club to use. My friend Chris had decided to go with a 4 iron and I actually had my 8 iron out but switched to my 7 iron.
I stepped up and set my ball on the tee and gave it my best shot and well as soon as it left the tee it looked good. Honestly it had the perfect arch and it hit the green and two small bounces and it was in the cup. I let out a couple of loud cheers and high fived my friend Chris.
The crazy part is I think I actually had some help from above judging by the ball I used. The ball is from a tournament that my brothers' friends put on in his honour and to support The Cancer Society. The ball has the Kevin Silvestri Classic logo on it. My brother passed away 19 years ago after a two year battle with cancer. His friends ran a tournament for 15 years. The money raised from that tournament each year was donated to the Canadian Cancer Society as well as the Palliative care unit at the PRHC. There is actually a room in the Palliative care unit which is named in honour of my brother. I have saved a few of the balls and from time to time I use one to play.
Golfers play golf for a lifetime and never experience the joy of a hole in one. I’m thankful I was able to experience the joy of a hole in one and share with my brother Kevin who I’m sure helped guide the ball a couple of extra yards into the hole." —Marty Silvestri