Hitting a hole-in-one is something every golfer dreams about, regardless of how unrealistic the dream may be for some.
For Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks, that dream became a reality by the time he was 15. Five times, in fact.
Yes, while Hicks turned out to be a pretty good baseball player and was taken 14th overall by the Twins in the 2008 draft, he was once very talented youth golfer in California. He first hit the links when he was about five years old when he joined his father, Joseph, who needed a golfing partner.
The game of golf seemed to come naturally to Hicks at a young age. As a 5-year-old, he'd burn through two buckets of balls at the driving range by the time Joseph was done with one. Later, Hicks spent much time at Heartwell Golf Course, an 18-hold Par 3 course in his hometown of Long Beach, Calif.
When he was just 10 years old, Hicks carded his first hole-in-one while playing in the Junior Golf Association. Hitting a 7 iron on the 121-yard sixth hole at Heartwell, H...