Coe's got hole lotta reasons to celebrate

IAN BUSBY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:08 AM ET

There are several appropriate nicknames for Scott Coe's outgoing personality but now you can call him 'Ace.'

While golfing with two teammates Tuesday at D'Arcy Ranch golf course, Coe hit a hole-in-one on No. 14. The Calgary Stampeders linebacker was still bouncing around the locker-room yesterday following his first post-ace practice.

"He's mentioned it about every two minutes," said fellow linebacker Brian Clark, who sits two stalls away from Coe.

D'Arcy Ranch pro Todd Blundell and Stamps receivers Brett Ralph and Jeremaine Copeland witnessed the shot and both players said Coe has reason to celebrate.

"It was so beautiful, it could be on Sportscentre for one of those shots of the day," Copeland said.

"That was the first one I've ever seen. I've never anyone hit it so nice and clean.

"Usually when people get a hole-in-one, especially on a regular course, it was shanked and it just happens to roll in. I would be telling everybody as well. I don't blame him."

Coe used a nine-iron from about 155 yards out and was dead centre on the pin, landing it about two feet away. It took one bounce and found the cup.

"The best thing was Coe's reaction," Ralph said. "He looked like he just won the lottery.

"He dropped his club then started to dance around uncontrollably. He was still shaking three holes later.

"It was a fun thing to witness and you can't think of a better guy to see celebrate that. He's actually a good golfer.

"Every hole-in-one has a bit of luck in it but that was good a shot as possibly could be made. He was rewarded for it."

With his ace, Coe finished up the final four holes at par to cap off a round of 77, just three strokes off his career best. He managed to hold it together despite spending the rest of the round on his cellphone either texting people or making calls.

"I called my mom," Coe said. "I called my brother Shawn, who is a golf pro in Winnipeg. He's never hit a hole-in-one even though he's a golf pro. "


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