Billy hits 17th ‘hole-in-one’


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OC­TO­GE­NAR­IAN Billy Brad­shaw has proven him­self un­stop­pable once again, with his 17th hole-in-one achieved re­cently at Grey­stones Golf Club.

Billy, who has a hand­i­cap of 21, was play­ing in the monthly medal at Grey­stones last Satur­day, when he had his lat­est ace.

It hap­pened at the 167 yard 11th hole - the same par 3 where he had his 16th hole-in-one in July. He also used the same club, a newly ac­quired Titeleist driver. He used the same club to score his 15th ace at the Royal County Down last Fe­bru­ary.

‘I hit the ball dead straight this time and it landed on the green and rolled in to the hole,’ said Billy. ‘I couldn’t be­lieve my eyes. When I got back to the club house the news had reached the mem­bers and there was loud clap­ping and cheer­ing.’

His play­ing part­ner Conor O’Rior­dan was gob-smacked. ‘When I saw the ball in the air I said, “That looks like a hole in one,” I was right! For­mer Grey­stones Golf Club Cap­tain Jim Dunne was on the nearby 12th tee. ‘I heard it hit the pin and the ball dis­ap­peared,’ said Jim. ‘The next thing I saw was Billy pick­ing the ball out of the hole.’

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