One golfer’s stroke of bad luck

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport - Tari Jef­fers

IT was a stroke of bad luck for a Bridgetown man that saw him climb­ing a tree at a golf course last week.

Be­van Mills was par­tic­i­pat­ing in Green­bushes Golf Club’s stroke com­pe­ti­tion on Oc­to­ber 4 when his ball got stuck in the fork of a tree.

“My day had been go­ing from bad to worse al­ready,” he said.

“Two holes be­fore that I had lost a ball.”

As a re­sult of the bad day, when a drive on the 12th hole landed his ball in the tree, Mills made the de­ci­sion to play on from his un­usual tee.

Mills had watched the ball travel down the fair­way, bounce and then land in the tree.

“In a stroke, ev­ery shot counts,” he said.

“So I took my put­ter, climbed the tree, took an­other shot and car­ried on.”

Mills said while noth­ing like that had ever hap­pened to him be­fore, it had been easy enough to climb the tree to take the shot.

Pic­ture: Mick An­drews

Green­bushes man Be­van Mills will do any­thing for a good golf shot, as seen by his tree-climb­ing an­tics at the Green­bushes Golf Club on Oc­to­ber 4.

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