On July 7, during regular Thursday League play, Bill Angel carded an even par 72—his age, right on the number! And, not only that, but Bill’s round was played from the E tees. While official Thursday League stats don’t track this specific point, those in the know believe that this may be the youngest that any BMC member has ever shot his age, let alone after playing a course of over 6,400 yards.
Bill has shot even par a handful of times over the years but shooting his age was a first. Somewhat strangely, he did that on a day when none of his regular Thursday playing partners was able to be there for the rather historic moment. Due to heat and humidity, playing partner Hugh Thompson was forced to hang it up after 9 holes and regulars Steve Iselin and Dan Laurila were unavailable that day due to other commitments.
Bill was able to sink putts from just off the green twice during his round—once, for par, at 2, and again, for birdie, at 7. He had two other birdies along the way, at 13 and 15, to offset three bogeys on the day, one of the bogeys coming after three putts on 16. His total of 30 putts made it all possible. Virtually anyone would consider a score of even par in that Thursday’s heat to be a special round, but to do so at the same time as shooting your age is truly remarkable. It’s hard to overstate an achievement like this, a round that may not be equaled for many years to come. Congrats on a great round, Bill!!