1:16pm Thursday 20th January 2011
By Paul Alton
TREVOR Wright of the South Essex Golf Centre, has hit an amazing hole-in-one – a great way to end his year as vice captain, and an even better springboard into his 2011 Captaincy.
Wright, who plays off a nine handicap, scored his ace on an overcast and windy day during a men’s section competition on the very tricky 159-yard par three sixth hole. He hit the ball cleanly with a hybrid club, and to his astonishment – and joy – the ball bounced twice and rolled into the hole.
It was the second time that 49-year old Wright has hit a hole in one, and it is the first time an ace has been hit on the sixth hole. And because of this a huge celebration was in order.
Wright said: “When I teed off, the idea of hitting a hole-in-one never even crossed my mind. I was amazed when my opponent told me what had happened, and I have to admit, my initial thought was whether I had enough money on me to celebrate in the bar afterwards! Needless to say, I was also really delighted.
Shaun Bakker, General Manager at South Essex, said: “Trevor had an amazing day when he hit his ace. It was on a very difficult hole, so he should be proud of himself.
“Trevor is affectionately known as “Lagger” around the club, but he was quick to celebrate with all the players in the bar after the competition. We hope this sets the tone for his up-coming year as Captain at the club.”
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