Jenny Owen has achieved an incredible feat by scoring her second hole-in-one on the 17th at Rutland Water GC, four years after making her first ace on the very same hole.
Jenny, who has been a member of the club since its beginning, was playing in an inter club mixed match with partner Ian Dalby. They were all square with opponents Tony and Carolyn Wray on reaching the 17th tee.
Jenny choose a rescue wood and hit a beautiful shot high and straight towards the
green, which landed four feet right of the flag before checking and trickling down the slope towards the hole and then disappearing.
When Tony said he thought it had dropped in the hole, Jenny hurried towards the green in disbelief, thinking the ball must have run into the bunker.
She jumped for joy when she realised she had indeed completed a remarkable second time achievement.
It took her and partner Ian 1 up, but struggling to compose themselves after such an extraordinary effort, they lost the 18th and three extra holes were needed before they eventually won the match and could celebrate.
Jenny not only observed the tradition of buying everyone in the clubhouse a drink, but also put a bottle of whiskey behind the bar for those who could not toast with her at the time, much to the delight of club president Ken Merridan and the other members!
l Rutland Water’s scratch team were beaten 3½ to 4½ by neighbours Rutland County in a tight match last Thursday, which now sees the teams tied on four points towards the bottom of the Leicestershire and Rutland Scratch League, with only Market Harborough below them.
With two victories by Paul Tomson and Robbie Pengelly and a half from Marc Smith in the first four games, Rutland Water looked to be edging towards victory.
However with only a solitary win from Phil Hibbitt in the last four matches, it was County who finished the stronger, taking the victory.
l The local bragging rights didn’t last for long, however, as Rutland Water’s B-team were able to exact revenge on Saturday, winning their friendly match with Rutland County by 3½ to 2½.
Ex-Newcastle United footballer George Reilly proved he wasn’t a one sport man by starring in his match with some exquisite golf, which saw him and partner Steve Higgs win 2 and 1. Other victories for Rutland Water on the day both came on the 18th hole as Dan and Jim Rogers won 2up and Peter and Gerry Reilly 1up, with Glenn Parkhill and Richard Payne gaining a half.