Hole-in-One

Three local golfers accomplish the rare feat, just days after courses reopened to the public.

PORTSMOUTH — The only thing Sonny Boyd was thinking about when he drove into the Pease Golf Course parking lot in the early morning hours last Monday was how good it was going to feel to get back on the links.

Boyd, a 1965 graduate of Portsmouth High School and 40-year employee at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, was thinking about much more than just golf on his way back to his Kittery, Maine, home.

Boyd recorded his first career hole-in-one, acing the par-3, 162-yard ninth hole. With his 6 a.m. tee time on the state’s first day of reopening golf courses, Boyd believes he possibly could have hit the first hole-in-one in New Hampshire when his ball rolled into the hole just before 7:30 a.m.

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