April 21, 2011
Leitz Joins Tournament
GALLOWAY, OH — Bobby Leitz filed the required paperwork to attend the national 2011 Carl Spackler Open. He is one of the most experienced golfers from the large rookie class. Reports out of several media outlets suggest that he enters the golf tournament by financial force.
Bobby Leitz won the lottery last summer while playing in an outing at Safari Golf Course in Powell, OH. The rookie was paired with Bobby Owens, Michael Gibson, and Justin Gorby for the 18-hole event.
The pairing arrived to the 10th hole, which is a par 3. The outing was holding a $10,000 hole-in-one contest at the 10th hole. Bobby Leitz hit his ball. Justin Gorby teed up and before addressing the ball... he said, "If I hole this... I am buying everyone's Spackler next year."
It was the $1,916 invoice heard around the world.
(Michael Gibson's immediate comment regarding the hole-in-one. "Load up the participant options this year," said an excited Gibson. "I will take one of everything."
Bobby Owens also had a comment. He said, "There is only one thing better than Spackler. A free Spackler."
The Spackler business office offered the 30-year old Gorby a rare option of pre-paying $8,550. The remaining prize would cover his Spackler expenses for 19 years. "The pre-payment would cover you through the age of 49," said CFO Rick Dosky. "You can move up a tee as a senior the next time you pay for Spackler.")
Leitz turned 37 years old last week. He has posted 2 pessimistic rounds to date, which labels him as one of the strongest bogey golfer in the midwest.
"We are excited that Leitz has finally broken down and decided on the right thing," member Justin Gorby said. "He is a great addition as we become a competitive national tournament."
The Ohioian is expected to receive 1 point for double-bogey, 2 points for bogey, and 5 points for par.
The 2011 Carl Spackler Open will be held at Mountain Valley Golf Course in 49 days. There are 93 participants expected for the 11th annual golf tournament. Glenn Hoffert, Corey Carter, and Kelly Smith withdrew in the last 2 weeks.