Bobby Bowden hits hole-in-one, skips the celebration

Bobby Bowden still has legendary game.

In golf.

The retired Florida State coach made a hole-in-one on Monday at the Golf Club of Quincy, using his 3-wood to ace the 121-yard, par-3 12th hole.

“I never hit the ball very high,” Bowden told The Tallahassee Democrat from his home Tuesday afternoon. “I rolled it in the gap and it went right in. I had already walked away. I saw it rolling towards the hole and thought, ‘Oh boy, I have a good shot. I hope it stops.’

“Then I turned around and everyone said it went it in.”

It was the second hole-in-one he has ever made, after acing a hole in Mobile, Ala., about five years ago.

Bowden played Monday with former FSU player Gene McDowell and two others at the club, about 30 minutes away from Tallahassee. They signed the scorecard for him after he carded an 84 on the par-73 course.

But Bowden did not treat them to the traditional round of drinks after they finished playing.

“I am too cheap and I don’t visit bars,” Bowden told the newspaper with a laugh.