NT 2008 grad, golfer Seda scores an albatross

Hole in one recorded on the No. 5 at Dysart Country Club

North Tama High School 2008 graduate Mark Seda went long and scored big at the Dysart Country Club back on Sept. 12 by way of his first ever hole in one on the par 4, 300-yard No. 5 hole. The rare event of hitting an ace on a par 4 is also referred to as an albatross, according to the PGA of America. Seda – a casual, weekend golfer who played in high school and was recently fitted for new clubs – used his driver on the blind hole and had no idea he had even accomplished such a rare feat until making his way down the course. While searching for what he and his fellow golfers thought was his missing ball – possibly having bounced off the green after creating a large divot – Seda discovered the ball had instead hit the green and spun backward into the hole. Seda, who now lives in Waterloo, was back in Tama County for a family wedding shower at the Traer Public Library. Witnesses of Seda’s hole in one include his brother and groom-to-be Brian Seda, Joe Krieger, Ken Krieger, and Brian Morris. Members of the Dysart Golf Club Board do not believe a hole in one has ever been recorded on their No. 5, according to Seda’s father Bill Seda. The odds of making a hole in one on a par 4 are pegged to be somewhere between one-million-to-one and six-million-to-one per the PGA. Photo submitted