BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) - Jack and Luke Boldt of Brunswick County are active with the First Tee of Coastal Carolinas and recently had an opportunity of a lifetime.
The twins played in The PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach, but it was an opportunity that almost didn’t happen.
In 2017 while visiting their grandparents they were in a car crash. Their grandparents were killed while they were seriously injured.
“I had an idea what my injuries are and what I was facing,” said Luke. “But it didn’t look bring at that time. I was worried about it and getting out.”
“(Luke) was in ICU for two months, I was in for two weeks,” added Jack “I would go in sometimes when I wasn’t sleeping or doing exercises and it was hard seeing him in a coma.”
During their recoveries, both used the core values they had learned with the first tee.
“The core value of perseverance was big,” said Jack. “Just keep pushing. I was laying in the hospital with a broken ankle and a punctured lung thinking am I going to get out of this. And I used perseverance.”
In the past two years since the crash, Luke has undergone 29 surgeries.
“Looking back at it I have to learn out to walk, learn how to breathe, learn how to eat and talk,” added Luke. “Pretty much everything and realizing that I came from there it’s pretty awesome.”
The rehab paid off as they were able to play pebble beach.
“Going out there and sitting on number seven and eighteen and thinking I am here and doing this is awesome,” said Luke.