Hitting a hole-in-one is a once in a lifetime shot for most golfers, and windy weather has helped two women score their dream shot at the Cromwell Golf Course. Carol Sanford, of Cromwell, was the first of the pair to pot a hole-inone at the course on October 6 during Saturday golf competition. Sanford struck gold on hole 17, a par three with a 100m fairway, with an 8-iron. ‘‘It wasn’t what you would call the prettiest shot,’’ Sanford said. ‘‘It (the ball) just disappeared. I thought it was just behind the pin,’’ she said. But on closure inspection the ball was found in the hole. Sue Allison, of Bannockburn, holed in one at Saturday golf competition on October 20. Her hole-in-one was on hole three, a par three with a 138 metre fairway, using a 5-wood. She also thought the ball was hiding behind the pin but as she got closer she had a funny feeling
it could have been a hole-in-one. ‘‘I screamed so loud my husband could hear me across the fairway,’’ she said. And then the tears started to flow. ‘‘I just couldn’t believe it. I’m still in shock. It’s the ultimate goal,’’ ‘‘It means an awful lot to me,’’ Allison said. Her mother was also a keen golfer and had scored about five hole-in-ones in her lifetime, she said. On the separate days of the pair’s shots the wind had been ‘‘howling’’. Both celebrated their victories with a drink at the club house. They will be presented with their mounted hole-in-one balls and a special badge at the club’s prizegiving next month.
Pot shot: Cromwell women’s golfers Carol Sanford and Sue Allison hold their treasured golf balls after they each hit a hole-in-one at the Cromwell Golf Course this month.