6-Year-Old Shoots Hole-in-One With SpongeBob Golf Ball

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Was it the SpongeBob ball that brought this 6-year-old a hole in one? Photo: Deena Lynn Furlow/Manistee News Advocate

Braeden Furlow, an adorable six-year-old, is just discovering the joys of golf. Like the rest of us learning how to swing a 9-iron, he's getting the hang of it.

So much so, that when he hit the links with his parents on July 6 -- his fourth time on the course -- he teed up his SpongeBob ball on the eighth hole and hit it 85 yards for a hole-in-one.

His parents -- who both play golf but have never gotten their own hole-in-one -- were properly awed.

"It was wild," laughed dad Travis Furlow, describing how his son's ball bounced down the fairway and landed in the hole. "It was a lot of fun to watch it happen."

But Braeden's dad doesn't want this one success to go to his son's head.

"I told him he should stop playing because I don't want him to set the expectations too high on a regular basis," Furlow told the News Advocate of Manistee, MI. And while telling a 6-year-old to quit a new sport might seem extreme, Furlow clearly knows his son. "I want to play golf," Braeden told the paper. "When I'm golfing, I'm going to work on getting a hole-in-one."

We hope he'll work on more than just an ace -- clearly, he's got the potential, or luck, to be a great golfer. We see SpongeBob endorsement in his future.

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