Our 5 favorite stories from The Cradle

As we turn the page to 2018, we have fondly looked back over our Top 10 Stories of 2017. In a surprise to no one, the opening of The Cradle was our No. 1 story in 2017.

The best part of The Cradle, though – well, other than the fact that kids 17 and under play free with an adult – might be the wonderful stories that have come out of it in the first few months. Here are our five favorite stories from The Cradle (so far):

No. 1 Ella Hannant, at 8 years old, becomes the youngest to record an ace on The Cradle.


No. 2 Kelly Mitchum played The Cradle for all of the winter solstice – the shortest course on the year’s shortest day – and his numbers there were staggering.


No. 3 Darlind Davis, at 70 years old, feels like her father is watching when she plays The Cradle.


No. 4 Paul Rudovsky may be the most well-traveled golfer in the world, but he wanted to mark a special milestone on The Cradle.


No. 5 Who knows how long The Cradle’s course record will stand?