Monday, November 3, 2008

Golf News

One-armed golfer's hole-in-one
A West Midlands golfer scored a hole in one - despite having only one arm.
Phil Bell, 45, used his "backhand swipe" for the 184 yards, par three fourth hole, reports The Sun.
The dad of two, who lost his right arm seven years ago when his lorry crashed, said: "I knew I'd hit the ball well.
"But at the green I couldn't see it and assumed I'd over hit it. Then one of the chaps went white with shock and said, 'Look in the hole'.
Playing pals verified the shot at Warley Woods near his home in Oldbury.
Hole in one - on wrong hole
A Devon golfer is the talk of the clubhouse after hitting a hole in one - on the wrong green.
Clive Seymour, 74, was aiming for the par-four 265-yard tenth hole but sliced his drive, reports The Sun
Back on the 330-yard fourth hole, players were bemused as the ball cleared trees, thudded on to their green, and tricked into the hole.
Grandfather of six Clive said: "It's a great feeling, even if it was in the wrong hole. I used a driver but I really sliced it."
The retired shopfitter is still the toast of Hele Park Golf Club, in Newton Abbot, Devon.
Manager Wendy Stanbury said: "It was the talk of the clubhouse. Holes in ones always are but this one was a bit special - we've never had this happen before.
"Unfortunately the ball was out of bounds and he had to replay the shot. But Clive was still chuffed. He has set an interesting club record - the only hole in one in the wrong hole."