HOT-SHOT George Carr, a member at Longhirst Hall Golf Club, had every reason to smile following his first hole in one, which went someway to helping him to win the day’s competition.
Playing on the Lakes course at Longhirst, in Northumberland, in pretty bad weather conditions, George and his partners arrived at the 201-yard par 3 15th to find the hole was directly into the teeth of a howling gale.
George, who only took up the sport five years ago, said: “I thought to myself, I can only reach the green with a driver.
“The shot was right at the pin and one of my partners said ‘That has a chance to be in’. Unfortunately, we lost sight of the ball and, on reaching the green, there was no sign of it.
“I checked the back of the green before one of my partners went to the hole and started jumping up and down . . . sure enough, it was in the hole.”
George’s ace appears to have brought his game together as he is now playing better golf. His handicap has been reduced by four shots in four weeks from 26 down to 22.