“I’m just lucky,” said Curtis with a humble smile.
The 17th hole at Boots Randolph Golf Course, a160 yard par 3, was the latest victim to Mitchell’s bulls-eye swing. He hit is fifth hole-in-one two weeks ago after a six year drought of no aces, the longest such drought since his first ace.
Curt, as everyone calls him, began swinging a golf club the moment he was able to walk. His father, “Butch”, and mother, Linda, have made sure their son’s swing is as pure as gold since he was less than two years old. When Curt was able to walk, Butch made him a five iron, no more than a foot and a half long. His sensational swing has been progressing ever since.
Born in Indiana, Curt began playing in the Junior Pepsi Tour at the age of five. At the sixth hole at Legends of Indiana Golf Course, when he was only 11 years old, for the first time in his life, Curt needed only one swing to find the hole.
“I was with my golf instructor when I hit my first hole-in-one,” said Curt, “I threw my club straight up in the air when I saw it go in.”
Still at the age of 11, still on the sixth hole, curt had to wait only 11 more days until he got his second career ace.
“I was with my mom when I hit the second one. I didn’t even see it go in. I looked away and then saw my mom throw her glasses in the air.”
On the pace this boy was at, a few glasses and clubs were bound to eventually get broken from all the throwing.
Not much more time passed before the third hole-in-one came. Less than a year after his second one, this time on the 3rd hole at Legends of Indiana, Curt did it again.
“The third one was over a hill and I didn’t get to see that one go in either.”
No worries, surely he knew that there were more to come. When he was a 13 year old seventh grader, Curt and his family moved to Trigg County. That year he became a regular at Arrowhead.
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