A ‘Kind Of Miracle’ At South Fork

    “It was Tuesday late,” Irene Silverman began in recounting her hole in one, the sole one of the summer at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett.
    The scene: the par 3, 143-yard ninth hole on Sept. 6.
    The pairing: Irene and her husband, Sidney.
    The gallery: no one.
    “I would tell you what club I used, but it’s very embarrassing,” said the Star copy editor. “I’m not a good golfer. I’m very bad, in fact. . . . It was a kind of miracle.”
    She hit the ball “in the direction of the green,” but that was the last she knew until, following a wide-ranging search, she came upon it nestled at the bottom of the hole next to the pin.
    “ ‘It couldn’t possibly be!’ ” she recalled herself saying.
    Asked if she had bought a round for everyone, as is the tradition, Silverman said, “I would have been glad to — we have hole-in-one insurance — but, as I said, no one was around. I’ll do it this weekend if they want. . . .”
    In case her interviewer required proof, she showed him, with some hesitation, a photo of the ball in the hole that she’d taken with her iPhone.
    “You know Newsday publishes a list of holes in one every week — you should tell the world!” this writer said.
    “Don’t worry, it’s on Facebook,” she said.