Gemma Wood scores a hole-in-one at Rutland Water Golf Club
Gemma Wood hit a memorable hole-in-one on her way to victory in the October Stableford competition at Rutland Water.
She aced the par three seventh hole which helped her register 40 points and claim a one shot victory over runner-up Sue Clark.
It was a fantastic achievement for Gemma who has only been playing for just under a year.
After a solid start, she stood on the seventh tee feeling confident.
With the wind a little bit into her face, she pulled out her seven wood and made a smooth swing.
After one bounce on the fringe just to the front left of the green, the ball rolled towards a blind flag.
Initially, Gemma and playing partner Pam Hall thought the ball had run through to the back of the green.
But, once they walked up to the green and the ball was nowhere to be seen, they concluded it could only be in one place - the hole.
The fantastic feat and subsequent Stableford success saw Gemma reduce her handicap to 29.5 after starting the year on 36.
Sue Clark was second on 39 points while Lucie Geddes and Nikki Lomas were tied in third spot on 37.
After a slightly unusual year at the golf club due to Covid-19, the Rutland Water knock-out competitions were finally concluded last week.
Winning the Gents Singles was Lee Glover after a 2&1 victory over Justin Bell.
The Ladies Singles was won by Sara Glover who just edged out next year’s lady captain Jane Houghton.
The Scratch Knockout was won by Adrian Ashworth who defeated his old foe John Pengelly 5&4.
The mixed doubles was won this year by Andy and Sue Ker who saw off David Saunders and Carolyn Cartwright after an epic battle which finished in a sudden death victory on the 19th hole.
The senior singles was won by Mick Hicks after some superb play in the semi-final and final.