Hole-in-one puts Andy on could nine

Andy Carr at Burghley Park's 9th hole where he struck his first ever hole-in-one

Andy Carr at Burghley Park's 9th hole where he struck his first ever hole-in-one

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Nine proved the magic number for Stamford golfer Andy Carr who struck a perfect hole-in-one at Burghley Park recently.

The club’s B team captain was playing into the wind on the ninth when his 181 yard drive sailed perfectly into the par 3 hole.

“It pitched well and I thought that must be close,” said Andy, who was one of four players taking part in a 72-hole challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at the club yesterday.

It was the first time in almost 20 years at the club, that the 10-handicapper has fired an ace.

“It was a cracking shot but you need a little luck. You could be having an awful round and still hit a hole-in-one.”

After popping a bottle of whisky on the bar for fellow members and recording his round, the 48-year-old was also eligible to join the Boss Watches H1 Club. All golfers who hit a hole-in-one this season receive a specially-commissioned timepiece from the luxury brand.