Rutland Water golfer Troy Anderson fired his first ever hole-in-one during the week that the club marked its sixth anniversary.
Anderson, whose playing partners included club professional John Pengelly, holed his ace while playing in the club’s Tuesday night roll up.
Teeing up on the 151 yard 7th hole, he struck his rescue club sweetly to keep the ball low through the strong wind. When the ball landed it took a couple of bounces and rolled in the direction of the hole before disappearing.
Anderson froze for a second in shock before letting out a cheer that could be heard all over the course.
Troy, who has been on cloud nine ever since, said: “I feel awesome.”
More than 100 players took part in the Anniversary Stableford at Rutland Water Golf Club to celebrate the club’s anniversary year.
Despite it being a fun day both the men’s and ladies’ competitions were hotly contested with only one point separating the top three in both sections.
It was a popular win for owner Tracy Makey in the ladies’ competition who had a strong finish to pip Marion Clarke into second place. Both ladies finished tied on 31 points with only countback separating the two. Liz Pengelly was third on 30 points.
Mike Rimmer emerged victorious in the men’s competition with a great score of 42 points, finishing one point ahead of Paul Friend who was second with 41 points and Matt Bashford in third on the same score.
Paul Tomson had the shot of the day on the way to winning the nearest to the pin on the par 3 12th hole with a beautifully controlled pitching wedge to 4 inches.