Summer is in its waning days, and golfers nationwide have used the summer months to take to the golf course. While you may have lowered your handicap recently, Sheila Drummond has done something recently that you probably haven't. She hit a hole-in-one. Not impressed yet? Did I mention that she's blind?
Playing with her husband and coach, Keith, and two friends in a steady rain, the 53-year-old Drummond hit a driver on the hole. The shot cleared a water hazard, flew between traps and landed on the green, where it hit the flagstick before dropping into the hole.Drummond was blinded by diabetes three decades ago, but she hasn't let her blindness deter her from playing golf. She took up the sport about 15 years ago, and became the first female member of the United States Blind Golfers Association. Drummond is now a member of the USBGA's board of directors.
"They were saying, 'It's a great shot,' and then I heard it hit the pin," Drummond said.
The USBGA believes that Drummond is the first totally blind female to ever record a hole-in-one. But golfers out there shouldn't feel too badly if they have yet to record one of their own. Golf Digest has said that the odds of an amateur hitting a hole-in-one is quite slim. 1 in 12,750 slim. Now imagine what that would be for a blind player. There's no doubt that Drummond and her 48 handicap will be back out there soon, hoping to beat the odds once again.