When one good ace deserves another

Celebrating a hole-in-one by Tom Butters (front) last Wednesday are Frankton Masters players ...
Celebrating a hole-in-one by Tom Butters (front) last Wednesday are Frankton Masters players (from left) Derek Bulman, Ali McLay, Steve Chisholm, George Shaw, Robert Romauch, Grant Butson and Ian Williamson.PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Two holes-in-one, same course, same hole, three weeks apart.

Last month Kelvin Heights man George Shaw scored an ace on the course’s seventh hole while playing with his Frankton Masters buddies in the Wednesday night "twilight golf" comp.

Last Wednesday night, one of those buddies, long-time local Tom Butters, got an ace of his own — with Mr Shaw looking on.

Mr Butters said when his four-strong playing group reached the seventh, they proceeded to give Mr Shaw some ribbing about the prospects of him repeating his heroics.

"I was up there saying to him ‘c’mon, show us how it’s done’ ... and giving him all the statistics of him getting another hole-in-one.

"He said ‘you go off first’, so I teed off and bang, a hole-in-one.

"We couldn’t believe it."

Mr Butters had always used an eight-iron on the hole, but decided to use a seven for the first time because of a brisk head wind.

It was his first ace in the 20 years he had played the game, although he had come close a couple of times.


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