WATERLOO (KWWL) - Two people who work behind the scenes at KWWL tried out this week's Mean 18 at Gates Park in Waterloo. 5:00 p.m. Producer Mike Verlo and Content Manager Eric Page teamed up against Club Pro Nate Lubs on hole 14.
Verlo and Page played a round of best ball against Lubs on the par 4, 440 yard hole with a dog leg curve to the left, water hazard, and sand trap.
Both Verlo and Page could use some work on their swings. The pair identifies themselves as the self-proclaimed worst golfers at KWWL. Verlo teed off first, hitting the ball about 20 yards to the right, immediately requesting a mulligan. Page hit second and went a greater distance, but in the same direction.
After five strokes, Team KWWL finally caught up with the distance from Lubs' first drive. Lubs' second shot made it just short of the green. After several unintentional practice swings by Page, and a shot directly into the creek by Verlo, Team KWWL finally made it up close to the green, barely avoiding the sand trap. Lubs chipped first, getting his ball within a few feet of the hole.
Page chipped first for Team KWWL, driving it right over the green. Verlo chipped second, also driving it over the green, but on the fringe. This is where the miracle on 14 happened. Page lined up his shot, chipped, the ball staying close to the ground and beginning to roll and without any warning, Team KWWL and the pro erupted in cheering as the ball rolled directly into the pin and fell into hole 14.
Following the round, Lubs gave advice to Verlo and Page to simply golf more often to improve their game. Final score: Team KWWL: 8, Golf Pro: 4.