February 29, 2016
Sunnyside’s Steve Menchinella Has 3-Hole Run to Remember
Sunnyside Country Club director of golf Steve Menchinella has 11 career holes in one.
But the 75-year-old had never done anything like this.
Last week, Menchinella put together a magical three-hole string at nearby Airways Golf Club while playing with three fellow PGA pros—birdie, eagle, ace.
On the par-3 5th, Menchinella, who’s called the ‘Godfather of Golf’ in the Fresno area, missed the green but chipped in for birdie. A hole later on the par-4 6th, his 9-iron approach from 121 yards out fell into the cup. To cap his run, on the par-3 7th he’d hole out—using the same 9-iron—from 120 yards for an ace.
“I was thinking that maybe I should put the club (9-iron) in a bronze mold or something,” Menchinella told GlobalGolfPost. “But my first swing on the range a few days later was a shank dead right.”