Just about every Saturday throughout the golf season, Daryl Lacquette and a big group get together for a round of golf at several courses around the Parkland. One of which is the Gilbert Plains Country Club where Lacquette plays a ton throughout the season.
Growing up in Mallard, Daryl now lives in the Russell area and he's played a handful of rounds through the first month of the season, none of which ended up being as special as one over the weekend.
Lacquette and more than a dozen friends and family made their way to Neepawa to play a round at the gorgeous Neepawa Golf and Country Club.
"I think I've been hitting the ball pretty well this year, I'm pretty happy, especially because it's so early in the season," said Lacquette.
The perfect shot:
This can be defined in many different ways. You can hole out from the fairway or, you can hole out from the tee-box on a par 3, or even on a par 4. A Portage La Prairie native made a hole-in-one at the Portage Golf Club over the weekend on a par 4.
Although Daryl hasn't holed out from the fairway yet this season, he has done just that from the tee-box. Playing the 8th hole in Neepawa, Daryl hit a dart with his 7-iron on the 168-yard hole and one shot was all he needed as he recorded his first hole-in-one of the season and second of his career. His first came about five years ago.
Daryl was the second last person in his group to shoot on the 8th hole and his friend was saying it was short; however, Lacquette knew it was right on target as he made the "perfect shot".
Tyler Lacquette was one of the playing partners in the group.
"I think Tyler was more excited than I was. He was jumping and yelling it was in the hole," said Lacquette. "There was a bunch of high fives, it was pretty cool. I knew I hit it well and I guess I'm a bit lucky it went in, but it's pretty great."
Daryl and the group will now make their way to play the Minnedosa Golf and Country Club this weekend.
2020 Parkland hole-in-one group.
- Daryl Lacquette
- Logan Chapman