Clubhouse King: Sletten’s 62 breaks Pebble Lake’s course recordPublished 10:28am Friday, July 5, 2013
After birdieing the 10th hole, Aaron Sletten knew that the Pebble Lake Golf Course record was within reach. He just needed to finish the next eight holes.
Playing a nearly flawless round of golf, Sletten felt his nerves get the better of him on his final drive, pulling the ball left. But with a quick recovery and a beautiful second shot, Sletten finished his round with a 62, breaking Eric Ecker’s course record of 65.
“I was happy to finally play a full 18 holes of golf,” Sletten said of the game. “I was ecstatic after the final putt.”
No slouch on the course, Sletten holds a plus one handicap and averages 40 rounds of golf a year. “About 15 years ago, I was playing 100-120 rounds a year,” Sletten added.
He finished the round hitting 17 of 18 greens and had several putts within six feet of the hole.
Sletten couldn’t say enough about the play of the course. “Rick (Oden) had the course is great shape, due to the Member/Guest Tournament over the weekend. It was well manicured and had really smooth greens.”
The record itself has had numerous challengers as Chuck Lundeen (2009), Chris Swenson (2012) and Keaton Lausch (2013) each flirted with the record only to finish tying it.
Asked how it feels to be the sole holder of the record, Sletten responded enthusiastically.
“It feels good. Everyone at the course thought the score should be lower, I was just happy to be the one to do it.”