June 4, 2019
14-Year Member, Connie Beal, Records Her Third Hole-In-One at Talking Rock
On April 24, Connie Beal, a member of Talking Rock since 2005, recorded her third hole-in-one on the Talking Rock Jay Morrish Championship Golf Course. The ace was recorded on Hole 3 (130 yards) and she used a seven wood. Even more amazing, this was Connie’s first full round back since breaking her ankle in December. Although Connie has been golfing for a while, she didn’t become truly invested in the sport until she moved to Talking Rock and was able to play whenever she pleased.
“I love playing on the Talking Rock course. Having the chance to play on a course that is incredibly well-maintained, with beautiful views and weather that allows for playing year-round is amazing,” she shared.
But that wasn’t Connie’s first hole-in-one, she’s actually had four! Connie’s first-ever hole-in-one was in the mid-1990s on the Mauna Lani Golf Course when she was vacationing in Hawaii. The other three all happened at Talking Rock and include some amazing coincidences. Her first at Talking Rock was recorded on July 7 on hole seven with a seven iron. The second happened on March 3 on hole three, this time shot with a five wood.
The probability of getting a hole-in-one on a par three is 12,500 to one (according to PGA statistics), so the fact that she, as an amateur, has done this four times is incredible. Not only has Connie recorded this statistic, but her late father recorded a hole-in-one three times. If the odds aren’t enough, think about it this way, 25-year-old pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau, who one can assume has been playing golf nearly his whole life, just recorded his first ever hole-in-one at this year’s Master’s Tournament.
When asking Connie if she had any advice for new golfers or for golfers who have yet to land their first ace she said, “In regard to getting a hole-in-one, it’s a little skill and a lot of luck. A lot of luck.”
Connie and her spouse are also members of the Troon Privé Program. Being a part of this program gives them the opportunity to play on all of Troon’s amazing courses. Connie mentioned that it is difficult to pick a favorite course because they’ve had the chance to play on so many beautiful courses like Blackstone, Rio Verde and The Boulders. Connie also enjoys always being able to play a few rounds with her friends that live in Prescott.
Talking Rock’s Jay Morrish-designed Championship course was designed to provide a top-level golf experience, whether scratch or first-time golfer. Morrish created an award-winning course that gracefully follows the natural topography and takes advantage of expansive views available in Prescott’s year-round playing season. The high-country, par-72 course surprises and challenges even the most frequent playing members. Morrish’s deep bunkers, signature reachable par-four holes, and perfectly crafted greens keep players on their toes. The course provides wide-open space and breathtaking mountain views. The front nine moves through stretches of natural terrain including juniper, native grasses and scrub pine forest with show-stopping views of Granite Mountain. Tuning into the back nine, elevation climbs and the rugged terrain requires members to adjust their game to finish strong.
Fair, challenging and rewarding, the 18-hole Championship course, plus new nine-hole putting course and chipping area, double-ended driving range, pro shop and professional staff all await golfers at Talking Rock.
Thirty minutes outside of downtown Prescott, Arizona, Talking Rock is private, guard-gated master-planned community offering a variety of home sites including custom builds, on the golf course, two to 10-acre lots, and ready-to-move-in options. Visit Talking Rock. https://talkingrockaz.com/