Golf: Mosgiel player holds all the aces

Jan Geary celebrates earlier this week after hitting her sixth hole in one at the Twelve Oaks...
Jan Geary celebrates earlier this week after hitting her sixth hole in one at the Twelve Oaks golf course in Mosgiel. Photo by Christine O'Connor.

It has been more than 20 years but Mosgiel woman Jan Geary has finally added to her growing collection of holes in one.

Geary (71) struck her sixth hole in one on the 86m, par three fifth hole at the Twelve Oaks golf course in Mosgiel last weekend.

The keen golfer recorded a string of holes in one between 1988 and 1994, achieving four at Chisholm Links in Dunedin and one at the Ranfurly Golf Club.

"I didn't actually see it go in,'' Geary said of her latest achievement.

"At the time, I thought, ‘That felt a good shot'.

"There were some men standing on the next tee and they yelled out and started clapping and I realised then it must have been close, but it was in.''

Geary started playing golf more than 30 years ago and joined the Twelve Oaks Golf Club three years ago.

She plays 18 holes twice a week.

Her first hole in one was an accident, when she sent the ball along the carpet at the Chisholm Links 14th hole, but the rest had all been genuine shots, she said.

Geary did not have the longest drive and last weekend's shot was made with a 5 hybrid.

"I've never been a big hitter, but I've always been accurate.''

With the amount of golf she packs in, there appears a good chance Geary could add to her string of one-shot wonders.

But that will not be at the forefront of her mind when she continued hitting her way around the course in the future.

"My goal is just to keep well enough to keep playing golf.''

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