Rules of Engagement
The surest putt of all: She reached in the cup for her golf ball & found a ring
Golf has always had special meaning for lovebirds Meredith Timms and Trent Staggers. Their first date was to play a round of golf. But Meredith had no idea what was in store when Trent suggested a tour of the links at Redstone Golf Club on a beautiful Sunday in December.
The day before, Trent had suggested that they pop into a golf shop that was next door to the gym where they workout. He wanted to get her a new golf outfit as an early Christmas present. She picked out a pink plaid skirt number which she wore the next day.
As luck would have it, Meredith was off her game on that Sunday and by the seventh hole decided to just give it up for the day and ride the cart instead of hitting balls. Trent convinced her to keep playing just for the fun of it rather than for a great score. So she continued on and finally sunk her putt at hole number eight.
"As I went to grab the ball out of the hole," she e-mailed, "I noticed my ball wasn't the only thing down there. A nice little box was sitting inside. I didn't hesitate to pick it up and wasn't really sure what was going on."
She couldn't believe her eyes. "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, Is this real?" she gasped. Trent took the box from her hand, got down on one knee, told her how much he loved her and opened the box to let the diamond sparkle in the sunlight. She cried, professed her mutual love and, as she continued in her e-mail, "Of course, I said 'YES!'"
Trent had arranged for a photographer to hide at a strategic point near the eighth hole so that he could record the moment and Trent's sister stood guard discreetly watching over the ring in the hole.
They headed back to the clubhouse for champagne toasts and there they were met by both his and her families for a big "Congratulations!" shout out. A celebratory dinner party followed that night at Meredith's parents home.
Meredith and Trent are now planning their wedding.