Peter Sedore got a hole in one at the Panorama Village Golf Course. Then, he died.
Sedore, 83, used a driver to record his 18th career hole in one on the 129-yard fourth hole at Panorama Village on Wednesday. A hole later, he collapsed, and was pronounced dead at Hemet Valley Medical Center, apparently from an aneurysm.
"There was no other way he would have wanted it," said Sedore's son, Dennis, who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes. "Maybe God wanted him to do it one more time before taking him."
The elder Sedore could be found on the links nearly every day.
It was fitting that he died while playing the game he loved, his son said. And the happiness that came from the hole in one made it easier for his family and fellow golfers to accept his death, he added.
Golf partner Bill Rutledge said their trio did not know the ball landed in the hole until they looked in the cup.
"He lifted his arms and said, 'Hooray, No. 18,' " Rutledge said. "He was real happy."