Print Newell shoots rare double eagle
Written by Brian Bergner   
Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00

When 64-year-old Cottonwood resident Norm Newell sunk his second shot on No. 12 at a local golf course in Cornville from 210 yards out May 7, he didn’t even know it.

Norm Newell shows the very ball with which he scored a double eagle on a par-5 hole at a Cornville golf course. The double eagle Newell hit was on May 7. A lifelong athlete, Newell took a few minutes May 29 to explain the dynamics of his one-in-a-million feat.“From where we were, we actually couldn’t see the cup or the ball once it landed. My buddy said the shot looked pretty good so when we went up to find it, I looked around and couldn’t find it,” Newell said, figuring he had lost his ball.

“My friend George [Meyer] said, well look in the cup,” Newell recalled. “And there it was.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 6, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.