Billy’s rare albatross
TEENAGER Billy Elborough, who plays off a handicap of 14, bagged a rare albatross on the 18th hole at Little Hay Golf in his junior match against Enfield.
The 17-year-old took just two shots to complete the 455-yard par-five hole, hitting an amazing wind-assisted drive which drew back to the middle of the fairway 100 yards from the green, leaving only a wedge shot, which bounced twice and trickled into the hole.
The odds of making an albatross is frequently stated at about 6,000,000-1 and although other estimates place the odds at nearer 1,000,000-1, it is still an amazing achievement by Elborough, whose father and grandfather are both members at Little Hay.
Meanwhile, his fellow juniors were competing over half-term for the Junior Whitsun Medal and Stableford competitions, and Luke Wrathall won the Stableford with 41 points, followed by Thomas Parr in second (38) and Will Butler (35). Wrathall also won the Medal with nett 70, while Will Howe was second with nett 73 and Robbie McIvor third with nett 74.
On Sunday, the Little Hay men won the second round of the NAPGC Siemens Bowl, beating Huntswood 155-147.