LEMONT – Many professional golfers and golfing enthusiasts have played at the Cog Hill Golf Course in Lemont, but not many can say they hit a hole-in-one there.
Thirteen-year-old Matt Grasman of Lemont is now one of the few who can say he did.
Matt hit his hole-in-one April 11 at the 140-yard 17th hole on Course 1.
“I was very surprised,” he said. “I didn’t really notice that it went in at first. I had never gotten that close before.”
Luckily, he had two friends playing with him to sign as witnesses for his golfing feat.
Matt said he received a banner from the golf club to mark his achievement.
His name can also be found on the Cog Hill website as the only person this year to hit a hole-in-one at the course.
Emma Houran was working at the pro shop the night Matt hit the hole-in-one.
“When he came in, I thought that was pretty excellent for a boy his age,” she said. “Not too many men around here at any age get that.”
Matt said he usually plays Cog Hill two or three times a week during the summer.
He looks forward to being able to join the golf team at Lemont High School next year.
Having already reached one golf milestone, Matt is looking for new goals.
“I’ve always wanted to shoot par or shoot under par,” he said. “But the hole-in-one was something I always wanted to do. It was kind of on my bucket list.”