Sweet Shot

June 9, 1977

It’s a tradition to buy drinks when you get a hole-in-one, but I can’t do that for all these people.

— Former President Gerald Ford after the shot of his life in front of a gallery of 5,000 at the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.

That sweet shot had to soften Ford’s embarrassment, during another tournament appearance, of striking a spectator.

Entertainer Danny Thomas cheers former President Gerald Ford's hole-in-one at the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial Country Club's fifth hole on June 9, 1977.

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