46 YEARS BE­TWEEN ACES

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Behind The Scenes -

A golfer is never too old to have a hole-in-one, as 82-year-old Aubrey Cop­pin proved dur­ing a hol­i­day round at Pin­na­cle Point in the last few days of 2014. Cop­pin, from Mow­bray GC, hadn’t had an ace since he was a young man 46 years ago. On the dif­fi­cult par-3 ninth at Pin­na­cle Point, where the green sits on the edge of a cliff, he holed out with his driver. He had a dou­ble-stroke on the hole, so the ace was worth 6 Sta­ble­ford points! A week later, play­ing the 16th on his home course, he almost holed out again, the tee shot fin­ish­ing be­hind the hole. There’s some­thing about hav­ing an ace that makes you con­fi­dent you’ll im­me­di­ately get another one. Why else would there be so many oc­cur­rences of golfers get­ting aces close to­gether.

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