Isenhouer records third ace

Photo Provided Kathie Isenhouer picks the ball out of the hole after recording her third hole-in-one of her career Sunday at Echo Hills.

By Rob Kiser

USGA’s Golf House hasn’t called requesting Kathie Isenhouer’s Ping G5 pitching wedge.

But, even if they did, they would have a hard time getting it out of the Piqua native’s golf bag.

Isenhouer recorded her third ace with the magical club Sunday morning at Echo Hills.

This time the ace came on the 105-yard seventh hole.

Witnessing the ace were Marty Hemm, Judy Williams and Renie Huffman.

“I thought it just stuck right where it landed,” Isenhouer said about her most recent ace. “Judy (Williams) told me it went in the hole and I thought, ‘Yeah, right”.”

To her surprise, when Isenhouer arrived at the green, Williams — who has two aces herself at Echo, was correct.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

Her first two aces had come on the 108-yard third hole.

The first came on May 8, 2003 — with the second coming on July 7, 2012.

“Without a doubt (the first one was the most exciting),” Isenhouer, who also works at the golf course, said. “I never would have thought that (making three hole-in-ones). You never expect to make even one.”

One thing is for certain.

That pitching wedge won’t be leaving Isenhouer’s bag anytime soon.

“That club isn’t going anywhere,” she said with a laugh.

No matter who calls, asking for it.

Rob Kiser is Sports Editor for the Daily Call. He can be reached at (937) 451-3334.