Golfer hits first hole in one

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Now he has his first hole in one under his belt, Ross Haslemore is wondering when he will hit the next one.

The Gore Golf Club member achieved the feat on the 17th green on Saturday during a game at the course.

Mr Haslemore said it had taken him about 30 years to hit his first hole-in-one.

“I sort of think, ‘I’ve achieved it once. How long’s it going to be before I get the next one?”‘.

His group had started the day on the 16th hole and he was happy with his drive and putting first up.

The next hole he drove the ball well and it landed on the green.

“It slowed up and rolled around and we were watching it.

“Then Donny [McDougall] said it’s gone in, it’s gone in, it dropped, it dropped’.”

He was not convinced but as the group approached the green there was no doubt the ball was in the hole.

“[It’s] a real sense of achievement to think that you can hit a ball and it then falls in the hole, when you look at the size of the hole compared to the size of the green.

“It’s nice to think been there and done that’.”

The par-3 hole had “quite a sloping green on it”.

His philosophy was simple when it came to playing golf.

“It’s to get out there and play the game and enjoy it.

“If you have a bad shot, forget about it and carry on.”

There was no sense in getting worked up after a bad shot.

“Then the whole game goes to pack.”

The 23-handicap golfer finished the day with a score of 63.

“That’s a pretty good score.

“I finished third for the day in the field.”