At only 12 years old, Timmins golfer Henry Klooster has a hole-in-one under his belt.
It came Monday at his home club, the Hollinger, on the third hole. Henry says the ball landed about ten feet short, then lipped in on the left edge of the cup.
“After I saw it, I really didn’t believe it,” he recalls. “It was kind of shocking. So then I took my hat off and whatever, started celebrating. And then ran down to the hole and grabbed the ball and then screamed.”
Klooster says he thought he might have been seeing what he wanted to see, until he found the ball in the cup.
Like so many hockey players, in summer, Klooster golfs.
“I like both sports,” he says, adding, “I like golf a lot more, but I think that if I was pursuing a sport, it would definitely be golf, instead of hockey.”
Henry laughingly admits that if he could have, he would have saved the hole-in-one until Wednesday, for the Northern Ontario golf championship.