Billy’s rare al­ba­tross

GOLF

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.

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