LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The love of golf is shared by many generations.
It is a game where fathers find joy in sharing moments with their children. On any given weekend, multiple generations can be together on the green sharing in special moments. It is something Lufkin High School Golf Coach Lynn Hebert hopes to do one day with his son Cooper who was born just months ago.
This past weekend Hebert participated in the annual charity golf tournament for the Humane Society at Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin.
For 17 holes it was a typical round for Hebert then he approached the final hole. Due to the shotgun start, Hebert's group would finish on hole No. 4.
It was a hole that Hebert played countless times. At 150 yards, Hebert reached into his bag and pulled out his 8 iron.
"I've had lots of close calls and lots of eagles but never an ace," Hebert said.
Hebert stepped up to the hole and swung like any other tee shot. This time though, the shot was perfect as the ball found the cup on the shot for the hole in one.
"It was our last hole so it was almost like a walk-off home run," Hebert said. "It never touched the green; flew straight into the cup. My teammates said they didn't know I could jump so high. There have been several kids who have carded a hole-in-one while in the Lufkin golf program and it's nice to have one myself."
For the accomplishment, Hebert won a trip to the French Lick Resort in Indiana. As nice as the trip was, picking up his first ever hole in one on his first Father's Day weekend was more special.
"We are busier than ever but Cooper brings so much joy to our lives, Hebert said. "I've certainly had less time to play golf, but I'm hoping he will take up the game someday and it will be something we can do together."
Maybe they could be together when Cooper goes for his first hole in one.