Making your first ace in a monumental occasion in the life of any golfer. But doing it in front of Jack Nicklaus? Instant legend status.
Such was the case for Bob Ritchie — more commonly known by his stage name, Kid Rock. The country rocker made his first hole-in-one at the Bear’s Club — a private club in Jupiter, Fla. that was founded by Nicklaus in 1999 — on the 175-yard second hole, according to Jack Nicklaus’s tweet.
First hole-in-one for Bob Ritchie (a.k.a. @KidRock) Aced No. 2 at The Bear’s Club, 175 yards. Glad I slipped in some golf before settling in for some @TheHondaClassic action. Bob, the locker room thanks you for the free beverages! 😉 pic.twitter.com/VSwTpFYFuX
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) March 3, 2019
This isn’t the first time Kid Rock has earned Jack’s praise. Last year, he sunk an impressive 40-foot putt at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf as Nicklaus’s partner, a feat that was also documented by the Golden Bear.
Call him Bob Ritchie or @KidRock, but he’s always rock solid when it comes to entertainment! What a putt at the @BassProLegends! @markwahlberg @ChampionsTour @BigCedarLodge BigCedarLodge #TopOfTheRock pic.twitter.com/g1VgewGRox
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) April 23, 2018