Well-known local hair stylist Tony Ingram achieved his first-ever hole in one after 32 years of trying during a Monday night Summer League match at Colne Golf Club.
Tony, playing alongside Brian Steele and playing against the Jeff Grant and Chris Heap partnership, aced the par 3 5th hole using his driver.
Playing it’s full 194 yards and into a strongish wind, the sweetly-struck shot pitched the green and ran up to the flag before dropping into the hole in full view of the fourball standing back on the tea!
Tony hopes he does not have to wait another 32 years for his next one!
Meanwhile, the Seniors Open Fourball was played at Colne last Tuesday and won by John Collantine and Gordon McWhirter with 46 points.
Second were Howard Lonsdale and Alan Yates with 43 points, ahead of Malcolm Bulloss and Michael Spokes with 42 points.
The visitors’ prize went to M. Wrigley and J. Kowal from Pudsey with 37 points.
On Saturday, in the Wilson Hartley Trophy, Stuart Pratt (82-20-62) was a three-shot winner from Paul Barrett (85-20-65), with Russell Iveson (78-10-68) third.
On a beautiful day, the ladies of Colne turned out in force for Lady Captain’s Day, an 18 hole strokeplay competition with plenty of prizes, as well as a nine-hole competition.
The eventual winner was Anne Bradbury with a winning score of 86-14-72, reducing her handicap and also having the lowest gross.
Anne also came in with the winning prize for nearest the pin on the 5th hole.
Second place went to Linda Ryder with a score of 101-28-73 and third place to Janet Ferguson (101-27-74).
The nine-hole competition was won by Carol Hoyle (58-18-40) and the straightest drive Raye Halstead on the 13th hole.