Hole In One


16 170 yd 23rd December 2017

I have played golf for over 56 years and been a member of Wortley Golf Club for the last 36 of those, during this latter period I have never managed to achieve a hole in one on my home course or any other for that matter. On Saturday 23 December I was playing in a Winter League Stableford competition and came to the 16th. A hole which is clearly visible from the teeing area but is not the easiest of holes at the best of times, being well bunkered and playing relatively long for us old timers. I hit a good solid tee shot and realised straight away that the ball was going to be on the green and hopefully close to the pin. I followed the flight of the ball and saw it pitch just short of the flag and gradually roll forward until it disappeared in to the hole. It was really exhilarating feeling to have achieved a hole in one after such a long time and particularly as it was so close to Christmas, absolutely marvellous experience.