CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A man who is legally blind has heard it before, so he was naturally skeptical when he was told he scored a hole-in-one while golfing at a local golf course. "They've said it before," said Joel Ludvicek, 78.
Only this time it was true.
Ludvicek aced the 168-yard No. 11 hole at Twin Pines golf course with a driver.
He had to rely on his three golfing partners to confirm the feat, because Ludvicek is legally blind.
"A big fluke, it's just one of those things," Ludvicek said.
He has been an avid golfer for years and this is his second hole-in-one. It's his first since he lost most of his vision because of macular degeneration.
He said his vision is hazy and he can't see things he's directly looking at.
Ludvicek, who tees up his own ball, said although the ace was special, it's no different from other golfers.
"It's funny how golf goes," he said. "Most of the time I have a heck of a time getting on the green. It's a fun game."