Francie Johnson poses for a photo with her golf ball after recording a hole-in-one at the third hole at Blink Bonnie Golf Links in Sorrento. Johnson was one of three Hancock County golfers to report an ace between July 29 and Aug. 3. SALLY WISE PHOTO

Hancock County golfers sink holes-in-one



ELLSWORTH — Warm weather throughout July and early August this year has provided plenty of playing opportunities for local golfers in Hancock County, and three of those golfers sank holes-in-one over the past two weeks.

On Sunday, Gary Doane of Franklin recorded an ace at Blink Bonnie Golf Links in Sorrento with a 7-iron. Doane’s shot took place on the course’s third hole and was witnessed by Dan Differ, Miles Differ, Kevin Guptil and John Lane.

Blink Bonnie had a second hole-in-one less than a week later when Sorrento’s Francie Johnson made one on the same hole using a driver Friday morning. Johnson’s witnesses were Priscilla Masselink, Louisa Mygatt and Sally Wise.

On Thursday, Ryan Coffin of Mariaville made his first hole-in-one at the Sawmill Woods Golf Course in Clifton. His shot, which came on a pitching wedge, took place on the 112-yard fifth hole.