Nine-year-old Charlie Steward has managed to that elusive hole-in-one, a target that so many golfers fail to reach for a long time. Charlie is the youngest person to sink an ace at Oakfield Golf and Country Club in Oakfield, N.S. Before stepping to the field, Charlie predicted he’d do it.
“I said to my mom and dad, ‘I’m going to get a hole in one.”
Although Charlie said he’d do it, he couldn’t believe it after he used a six-iron to send his ball flying across the 130 yards of the third hole. He commented:
“I shot it and I thought it went over the green, but I looked everywhere behind the green and I didn’t see it. So I told my Nana I was going to go and look in the hole — and there it was, right in the hole.”
When he did it, Charlie and his family started celebrating. His grandmother Tanya Matthews started sharing the news as soon as she learned what Charlie did.
“I’ve been playing this sport for well over thirty years now, and I’m still chasing my first hole-in-one,” said Eric Tobin, the golf club’s general manager. “So for somebody to do it at the age of nine is pretty amazing.”
Charlie hails from golfing family, and his grandfather Dean Hartman has set a high bar with a lifetime record of three holes-in-one so far.
“I’m going to try to beat him,” Charlie said.