Bonita Bay Club member Bonnie Speer made not one, but two holes-in-one during an interclub match Monday at Pelican's Nest in Bonita Springs.
"Not only did she ace the first hole of the Hurricane course, but she also repeated the feat on hole No. 15 for an ultra-rare double hole-in-one round of golf," said Bonita Bay Club Director of Golf Mike Weiler. "The odds of making a double hole-in-one during an 18-hole round of golf are 67 million to one."
"I made the first-hole-in-one on the fifth hole I played that day, and it broke my focus," said Speer. "After I made the second one three holes later, my focus was totally gone."
Speer, who has a 24 handicap, has played golf for 55 years and typically plays three or four times a week; these were her first holes-in-one. A Bonita Bay Club member since 2004, she spends summers in Elkhorn, Wisc., where she plays at the Evergreen Golf Club, Abbey Springs Golf Course and Geneva National Golf Club.
Bonita Bay Club, located between Naples and Fort Myers, boasts the widest range of amenities of any club in Southwest Florida. Three Arthur Hills-designed courses within the 2,400-acre Bonita Bay community and two courses by Tom Fazio at nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples provide 90 holes of championship golf. The club's tennis and swim center has 18 Har-Tru courts, a fitness center and one of the most active tennis programs in the region, directed by two United States Professional Tennis Association master professionals.
Bonita Bay Club was established in 1985, and members took ownership in 2010. The club offers a limited number of golf memberships to those who live outside the community.
To learn more, call Membership Director Dianne Rambo at 239-949-5036, or visit www.bonitabayclub.net.