Lonnie and Zach Whitener? Just call them the Griffeys of golf.
Just as Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. hit back-to-back home runs for the Mariners in 1990, Lonnie and his 13-year-old son carded holes-in-one on the sixth hole at River Pointe Golf Club in Richmond, Texas.
Dad’s was a 115-yard shot, son’s a 100-yarder. Bonus points: They did it on Father’s Day.
- Turkey’s president, Putin hurl insults after plane downed
- Teen, one of 14 siblings, finally gets to be a kid
- Seattle sushi fans, rejoice: Shiro's new place is open
- UW fires women’s crew coach Bob Ernst
- 2015 Apple Cup might be the start of something big for UW Huskies, WSU Cougars
Most Read Stories
“It’s probably going to be the most memorable thing we accomplish together,” Lonnie Lonnie Whitener told the Houston Chronicle. “We’ll remember this forever. Now I can tell anyone, ‘Give me your best golf story, and I’ll one-up you.’ ”
Worse than shunked
Alfred “Tom” Mead landed a different kind of prize — seven days in jail — after he got caught bringing two live pike to pad his creel at the Park Rapids (Mich.) American Legion Community Ice-Fishing Derby in February.
And as punishment-fits-the-crime advocates point out, he’s also on the hook for $275 in fines and lawyer fees.
• At SportsPickle.com: “Rob Gronkowski has pre-emptive surgery on four remaining healthy body parts.”
• At TheOnion.com: “LeBron James joins elite company of two-time NBA champion Luke Walton.”
Saints 7, Falcons 0
Friendship Baptist — one of two churches standing in the path of the Atlanta Falcons’ proposed new stadium — has rejected a $13.5 million offer for its property, saying it wants $24.5 million.
Looks like they’re electing to receive.
Going, going, bong
White House staffers played a softball game against a bunch of marijuana lobbyists.
No word on which team won, but Indians closer Chris Perez reportedly got the save.
Win percentage: 331
Who says the LP — which Columbia Records debuted 65 years ago — has gone out of style?
The Miami Marlins release a new one nearly every day.
French historians, stealing a page from NHL spinmeisters, are now listing Marie Antoinette as out with an upper-body injury.
• Ian Hamilton of the Regina (Sask.) Leader-Post, on reports that Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien weighed 302 pounds by season’s end: “Now that is a Jumbo Jet.”
• RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com, on tennis star Victoria Azarenka’s new line of perfume: “Let me guess: Estee Louder?”
• Blogger TC Chong, pitching the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich as a potential Celtics coach: “He’s a natural; think Boston Pops.”
• Mike Bianchi of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, after Patriots owner Robert Kraft claimed that Vladimir Putin pocketed his Super Bowl ring: “What’s Russian for ‘tuck rule’?”
Bed, Brit & beyond
A homeowner in Brighton, England, has offered a rent-free room if the tenant agrees to dress like a walrus each day.
Looks like Craig Stadler just found a place to stay during the British Open.
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or email@example.com