President George W. Bush makes first hole-in-one at PGA Tour venue

March 20, 2019

If you’ve never had a hole-in-one, take heart! Even a former President of the United States had to wait several decades to finally celebrate one of golf’s most treasured experiences.

Seventy-two-year-old George Walker Bush — the 43rd President of the United States — posted an Instagram photo on Wednesday celebrating his very first ace. Even more impressive? He accomplished the feat at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, home of the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

Posing happily next to the 12th flag, President Bush wrote: “With coaching from @thebushcenter CEO Ken Hersh and board members Mike Meece and Bill Hickey, I scored my first hole-in-one at the home of our Warrior Open and the @attbyronnelson. Next golf goal: live to 100 so I can shoot my age.”

According to Trinity Forest’s member scorecard, there are four sets of tees to choose from at the club: Plates, Blue, White, and Red. The yardages on the par-3 12th are marked as 250, 205, 164 and 138, respectively.


George H.W. Bush (right) and George W. Bush (left), pictured here in 2002, have always shared a love for the game of golf.
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Regardless of the tees President Bush opted to play on Wednesday, that’s a darn good ace from any of those distances. If he keeps up that kind of accuracy, he’ll likely be shooting his age long before his 100th birthday.

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