I've been covering Olie and Stu's Desert Bash charity golf tournament for years, but never has anyone won a car for a hole-in-one.
Maybe they ought to start inviting former Tri-City Americans forward Scott Gomez.
Gomez, who played two seasons for the Americans (1997-99), hosted his own charity golf tournament Thursday in Anchorage, where he hit an ace on the par-3 sixth hole at the Eagleglen Golf Course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The feat earned him a $50,000 Acura MD X.
The hole-in-one is half of the amount of goals (2) Gomez scored last season in 38 games for the Montreal Canadiens.
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There are several stories one Gomez's feat, but this one from the Anchorage Daily News covers it all.
Other sites offered a few barbs, including:
"Good for Scott, I don't know what kind of car he received but maybe the built-in GPS can show him how to drive to the net."
"He can hit a hole in one but can't hit a 4x6 hockey net???"
"Man, a hole in one and a goal scored in the same year. Things are looking up for Scotty!" "In Gomez’ defense, there aren’t goalies knocking away his putts. Also they put a giant flag in the hole so you know where to aim. Maybe that’s Montreal’s next move – a flag stick over the opposing goal. Gomez could win the Rocket Richard Trophy."