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Vail Veterans Program’s summer golf a little about golf, a lot about life
WOLCOTT — Alex DeVilling hits golf balls so far he should file a flight plan.
DeVilling is a long-drive professional and was one of the golf experts helping this week’s Vail Veterans Program summer golf group at Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club in Wolcott. He spent much of his morning teaching the guys how to hit golf balls as far as he does.
They can’t, of course. Almost no one can, but the fun is in trying.
Devilling shattered a watermelon, drove balls through a sheet of plywood and launched golf balls practically through the hole in the ozone.
He hit a box of Titleist, which is to say that he teed up a box containing a 12-pack of Titleist golf balls and hit it. The box went further than most of us can hit a ball. Fourteen heroes laughed out loud as they basked in the morning sun at Red Sky Ranch. They laughed a lot this week.
This is the Vail Veterans Program’s seventh annual Red Sky Ranch session. Time flies when you’re doing good and having fun.