August 4, 2015 > Lucky Joe
A lucky streak continued for Joe Marino, Cardio Pulmonary Manager at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward when he attended the 54th annual St. Rose Hospital Charity Golf Tournament. Entering the tournament, Joe, an occasional golfer who usually spends his time on the course looking left and right of the fairway for his ball, Joe picked up a seven iron on hole 11 (par 3) and was surprised to see the ball travel directly toward the hole. His foursome saw the flag wiggle a bit but didnÕt think too much about it. Advancing to the green, they were amazed to discover JoeÕs golf ball in the cup. Others commented that using an iron designed for shorter distances made such an accomplishment far beyond unlikely.
Joe said he was shocked by his impossible achievement at TPC Stonebrae Country Club but Lady Luck has been with him in the past few months. During a recent trip to the Silver Legacy in Reno, he hit an $11,000 jackpot and was asked to attend a jackpot dinner. At the dinner, he won another jackpot of $10,000.
Fleet Manager Dave Elkins of Fremont Ford commented that during his many years representing the dealership as sponsor of a hole in one, this is the first time he has had the honor of awarding the prize. There is hope for golf duffers yet!