It will be tough for any of the PGA Tour’s stars to top this moment.
At the The American Express pro-am on Thursday, one-armed amateur Laurent Hurtubise made a hole-in-one on the 151-yard par-3 fourth hole at the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, California.
Hurtubise, who was born with a right arm that ends just below the elbow, has participated in this event several times after starting to play the game at 11-years-old, according to PGATour.com.
“As a kid, sports was a way for me to prove that even though I had a difference that I could perform as well as normal people … as they call them,” Hurtubise told the Desert Sun in 2018.
“People have differences and handicaps and whatever, but it was my way to prove that I could be as good as everybody else.”
Hurtubise, a Canadian, is partnered with tour pro Troy Merritt for the event.
“That was the coolest experience I’ve had on the golf course,” Merritt told PGATour.com.
Greg Chalmers, who was also in the group, provided some play-by-play of the shot, which has gained attention after the PGA posted it on their Twitter account.
“He hit the shot and it was a nice little cut for a lefty,” the veteran pro said. “Right away we sort of said ‘sit down,’ but it was one of those shots where you always thought, hang on — this could go in here.
“It landed around the front of the green and we were all watching it closely as it tracked toward the hole and then, bang, it disappeared. We all went up in celebration and Laurent went ballistic and maybe let out a few choice words, but who could blame him? It was an incredible shot.”