Cedar Creek golfer lands an albatross

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Ryan Ferguson hit a hole-in-one on a par 4 at Cedar Creek Golf Course in Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow on Friday.  

Ferguson propelled the ball 295 yards using his driver, acing the 10th hole. Ferguson and a group of friends searched the green for what he assumed was a lost ball. When he finally reached the hole and saw his ball inside, he couldn’t believe it. 

“Before it got hot, I was only golfing three to four times a month,” Ferguson said. “This was the first time I golfed this summer.”   

Hitting a hole-in-one on a par-4 hole is a huge feat. According to the PGA, players have a better chance of being struck by lightning or killed by a shark than hitting an albatross. To achieve an albatross, a golfer must either ace a par 4 or finish a par-5 hole in two strokes. 

Cedar Creek Golf Course is one of seven Oklahoma State Parks courses around the state. Known for its pine-rimmed fairways, the Beavers Bend State Park course reopened in 2021 after undergoing significant renovations, including tree removal and new Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens. The course offers views of green, rolling hills and the beautiful Broken Bow Lake.

To learn more about golfing at Oklahoma State Parks or reserve a tee time, visit TravelOK.com/Golf.

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