Rare Golf Achievement

Russell Merket, from Lampasas, has played golf for over 50 years and this past Thursday he scored his first Hole-in-One. Merket, who plays with the noon group at Hancock Municipal Golf Course, stepped up to the 6th 120 yard par 3 with a six iron and achieved all golfers’ dream of making an ace. The hole-in-one was witnessed by Bill Franklin, Ed Harrell and Tim Griffin all of Lampasas. Merket retired as the Assistant Principal at Lampasas Middle School after serving over 42 years with several Texas School Districts as a teacher, coach and administrator.