Cooke sinks hole-in-one at Edgewater

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By Greg Summers

It took retired Charlotte police officer Bob Cooke 30-plus years to get his first hole-in- one on a golf course, but it’s now off his bucket list.
Cooke, 59, carded the ace July 24 at the Edgewater Golf Club.
“I was elated and can finally say I got one. This is so cool,” Cooke said. “Now I’m ready to go get another.”
Cooke’s hole in one came from the white tees of the par-3, No. 4. He used a 9 iron to sink the 130-yard shot.
His best friend and golfing partner, Paul Zinkann, witnessed the shot.   
“It never touched anything and went straight into the cup. We figured it would bounce out, but it stayed down,” Cooke said.
And avid golfer, Cooke rides to Lancaster at least once a month to play at Edgewater.
The par-72 championship course is 7,103 yards and opened in 2008.
Edgewater has received its share of accolades and earned five top-25 awards in 2016 from Golf Advisor Magazine, including the No. 2 ranking for courses in the state. Edgewater was named sixth for the friendliest course, seventh for best value, 12th for pace of play and No. 22 for course layout.
Known for its, rolling terrain, towering pines and panoramic views, Edgewater has scenic holes bordering Fishing Creek Lake.
Edgewater has also been named as a Fuzzy Zoeller Signature Golf and Lake Community.
“I love it and try to play there every chance I get,” Cooke said.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the par-3, No. 4 hole at Edgewater Golf Club is 130 yards.

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