Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Bel~Air Golf Course Record!

Broadcaster Al Michaels has been involved in a lot of thrilling moments in sports during his career, and he witnessed another last week while playing a round of golf at Bel-Air Country Club.

His foursome included Dave Podas, the club's head pro, who shot a 63 from the blue tees.

Although Eddie Merrins, Bel-Air's head pro emeritus who has been with the club for more than 40 years, shot a 62 in 1970, that was from the white tees. The seven-under-par 63 tied the course record from the blues at the 80-year-old club.

Podas hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation. The only one he missed was on the par-three 10th hole, and he chipped within four feet and missed a par putt for his only bogey of the day.

The two others in the foursome were Anthony Chidoni and Paul Baerwald. Said Michaels: "We were like teammates on a baseball team when someone is pitching a no-hitter. We were afraid to say anything."

In other words, Michaels resisted hollering: "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"