Women proving to be good-luck charm for aces - Omaha.com
Published Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm / Updated at 7:36 pm
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Women proving to be good-luck charm for aces

Karen Leahy and Rela Parks have become very popular golf partners.

Both sank their first holes in one in August and then were witnesses for the third ace of Leahy's husband, Terry, on Labor Day.

“We're getting offers to play with people to be a good-luck charm,'' Karen Leahy said.

Karen Leahy and Parks play together every Wednesday night at La Vista Falls Golf Course, one of five teams with a standing tee time.

Leahy's ace came first, sinking it on the 69-yard fourth hole. She used a pitching wedge. It was on a Thursday because it was a makeup date.

Parks aced the 59-yard sixth hole with a 9-iron.

“Well, first we said, we had to play just on Thursday,'' Leahy said. “Rela got hers on a Wednesday, so we said that's not the ticket.''

Teresa Brown and her sister-in-law, Bonnie Lordemann, were witnesses for both aces.

Parks and her husband, Gary, were golfing in a scramble at Johnny Goodman with the Leahys when Terry aced the 122-yard 17th hole with a gap wedge.

Karen Leahy has golfed for 30 years and isn't sure what's behind the windfall of aces. She's done nothing special.

“I wish it worked that way,'' she said. “It really is just luck.''

Contact the writer: Marjie Ducey

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Marjie Ducey covers state colleges, women's sports, high schools, select sports, outdoors, holes in one, soccer, running and any other type of interesting story. She also puts out the metro edition and does some updating on Omaha.com.

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