Linda Maher had the shock of a lifetime when her shot of the tee of Stawell Golf Club’s 17th hole found itself all the way in the hole for her first ever hole-in-one.
Playing on Saturday, Maher made the shot of her second last hole of the day after a “pretty average game” on the previous holes.
Maher said it was a shock to find the ball in the cup upon approaching the green.
“I didn't really see it, the other girls I was playing with said they thought it was going to the hole,” she said.
“I was looking for the ball because I thought I had missed completely but that was when the other girls called out they had found it in the hole.
“I didn't think it would have a hope in heaven of getting there.”
It was Maher’s first ever hole-in-one in more than 30 years of playing golf.
“It was just a bit of luck but I am pretty happy to say I have one now,” she said.
Maher made the shot on monthly medal day, with Ken Reid winning the prestigious award. He shot 92, with a net score of 68 to also win the C Grade scratch.
September monthly medal results
Scratch – Gary Chatfield (6) 79
Handicap – Jason Ohayon 82/8/74 on a countback from Max Waters (6)
Scratch – Howard Dunn (12) 84
Handicap – David Sears 87/17/70
Scratch – Ken Reid (24) 92
Handicap – Ken Duxson 94/23/71
Scratch – Laura Martin (16) 90 on a countback from Lyn Willcock
Handicap – Jane Peter Delley 105/32/73 on a countback from Lyn Willcock
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