I do believe in the sixth sense, fate or is it the right place & right time. Either way, it does often find me and certainly always leaves me smiling. This was definitely the case at The Shire London for the Loudmouth Golf Day earlier in May.
On walking into the clubhouse for a flying visit to meet with Laura MacDonald of EGC & Russell Hurd of RR Golf, I was greeted with the words…..’’We’ve had a hole in one!! First of the year!’
There’s no better feeling than to hear this at a golf day! The hole in one girl couldn’t wait to find out more….
When Ray Dalton of Gog Magog golf club, arrived at the 7th tee, he was, shall we say, a little less than enthusiastic. Said Ray ‘I thought, here we go again, another tenner, one shot, money to charity, oh well it's a nice day’ How many of you have thought this? Come on, be honest!?
Ray continued to pay his £10 entrance fee to take part in Beat the Lady Pro, which incidentally his partner Keith Artus still claims he lent to Ray, although Keith is denying it!
“After Kelly played her shot I put my wedge away and took a nine iron, I thought her shot was great but a bit left, mine looked the same in flight and at least it looked like a pros shot. When it landed I could see it was closer but it hadn't stopped, it rolled about 20 feet right down a slope, I could see from the tee that the green fed left to right, only joking!! When the guy on the drinks buggy started jumping about I realised that it had gone in, at that moment all I could think was it's my first hole in one!”
‘’It was only when Kelly and Laura congratulated me that I realised I was off to Mauritius. I think Seve must have been looking down on me!’’
Ray has described his WIN as his pinnacle of golf. ‘’I thought getting down to a single figure handicap was the best I could achieve but the feeling on that 7th tee at the Shire put that into second place.’’
Moral of the story is….yes to prize challenges & yes to parting with that £10 on the tee (even if you have to borrow it!) as you never quite know what will happen……..hello hole in one!
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