An Ace to Remember for a PGA Member at TPC Scottsdale’s Famed 16th Hole

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An Ace to Remember for a PGA Member at TPC Scottsdale’s Famed 16th Hole

By Ryan Adams, PGA
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Imagine for a minute that you’re getting a chance to play one of the most recognizable par 3s in golf — the iconic 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.
It’s a few weeks before the WM Phoenix Open, with hospitality, grandstands and bleacher seats built out and enclosing the hole like a modern day coliseum. You can walk through the tunnel starting at No. 15 and emerge to see the spectacle of why the 16th is one of golf’s most exciting holes.
Keith Bennett, a PGA Member, was there playing TPC Scottsdale with his friends Stefan and Christian, as well as Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Taijuan. The foursome was out there for a fun round of golf, amazed at the environment — especially, No. 16.
“Your heart rate goes up when you walk through the tunnel to that 16th tee,” says Bennett.
Then Bennett did something even better: he made a hole-in one.
From 131 yards with a pitching wedge, Bennett’s ball hit the green once and dunked into the hole, putting his group into complete pandemonium.
“It happened so fast that it was almost a shock more than anything before elation took over,” remembers Bennett, who’s a PGA Teaching Professional at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. “Then it hit me that where I made an ace and it’s probably one of the top 5 places on earth I’d want to make one.”
Check out Bennett’s epic video of the moment:

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