Rain stops golf but not bragging
A WHOLE lot of golf wasn’t played at the weekend because of the saturated courses throughout the region.
That’s not to say that there wasn’t a hole, well, four holes to be exact, lot of success still being celebrated at Hervey Bay’s Craignish Golf Club.
Four members of the club have all achieved a golfer’s dream, you know, the best shot in the book – a hole-in-one and they’ve got the trophies to prove it.
Carol Lennon, Mike Logan, Robert Sexton and Peter Middleton also have plenty of bragging rights of course.
For three of them, Lennon, Sexton and Middleton, it was their first hole-in-one.
The 70-year-old Logan had experienced the magical feeling once before after he got one at the Wagga Golf Club on the not so unlucky, or so it seems, February 13 in 1996.
The four all hit their ace shots on four different holes, and all within a few weeks of each other.
Lennon saw her little white ball disappear into the hole on the 105m 14th.
Not a bad effort when you consider Lennon is a relatively new player to the game and has only learnt to play in the last two years.
Sexton, the oldest member of the four hot-shots at 75 and someone who plays off a handicap of 27, carded his top-shot on the third hole, one that’s 160m long.
Middeleton, a 17 handicapper, has been playing the game for six years now and the 70-year-old, a left-handed player, hit his dream shot on the 106m 12th hole.
Last but not least, 70-year-old Logan carded the second hole-in-one in his career after the 14-marker saw his ball roll into the hole on the 147m eighth.
Craignish Golf Club secretary Iris Cameron said there was no shortage of others at the club who had achieved the dream but never so many in such a short space of time like this.
“They (the hole-in-ones) seemed to be flying in from everywhere – it was remarkable,” she said.
“Maybe that means I’ll get one soon but I know some players never do – hopefully I won’t be one of them.”