WEST JEFFERSON-Experts figure the average golfer has about a 12,500-to-1 shot of ever hitting a Hole in one.
Roy Stanton beat those odds at Mountain Aire Golf Club earlier this month. Stanton hit his first career hole-in-one on the club’s 145 yard par 3 Hole 4 during a tournament on June 4. Ashe County Ford sponsored hole-in-one prizes on all the course’s par 3 holes and Stanton took home a set of Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Woods.
“This was the 3rd Annual golf tournament supporting Medical Missions Ministry of Ashe which is a non-profit (501c3) organization that has been active in making an impact since 1997,” according to Ashe County Ford Owner Jeff Dollar.
The ministry’s mission, heart and focus is to seek opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people locally and abroad, according to Dollar.
“Over the past 17 years, they have ministered to the physical and spiritual needs of people in Ashe County, the Blackfoot Indian Reservation of Montana, Ukraine, and Belize,” Dollar said. “For several years they have been assisting a missionary family that is spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in several villages in Nicaragua. This is being accomplished through personal home visits to assess physical, medical and spiritual needs; the discipling of local pastors; family sponsorships; and teaching self-supporting methods of living.”
The group plans to expand their ministry locally in 2016, Dollar said.