“It was Tuesday late,” Irene Silverman began in recounting her hole in one, the sole one of the summer at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett.
The scene: the par 3, 143-yard ninth hole on Sept. 6.
The pairing: Irene and her husband, Sidney.
The gallery: no one.
“I would tell you what club I used, but it’s very embarrassing,” said the Star copy editor. “I’m not a good golfer. I’m very bad, in fact. . . . It was a kind of miracle.”
She hit the ball “in the direction of the green,” but that was the last she knew until, following a wide-ranging search, she came upon it nestled at the bottom of the hole next to the pin.
“ ‘It couldn’t possibly be!’ ” she recalled herself saying.
Asked if she had bought a round for everyone, as is the tradition, Silverman said, “I would have been glad to — we have hole-in-one insurance — but, as I said, no one was around. I’ll do it this weekend if they want. . . .”
In case her interviewer required proof, she showed him, with some hesitation, a photo of the ball in the hole that she’d taken with her iPhone.
“You know Newsday publishes a list of holes in one every week — you should tell the world!” this writer said.
“Don’t worry, it’s on Facebook,” she said.