Martin ends year wait for hole in one

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - GOLF WILL JACK­SON

A LO­CAL golfer has hit the first hole in one in over a year at Mot­tram Hall Golf club, near Prest­bury.

Martin Firth, 35, from Mac­cles­field, hit the hole in one while play­ing in a com­pe­ti­tion held at the Cheshire golf venue re­cently.

The shot was the first hole in one since 2014, on the de­mand­ing Cham­pi­onship par 72 Mot­tram Hall course, even af­ter the course played host to a Euro­pean Se­niors Tour last year.

Martin who only joined the club in Jan­uary, was un­der­stand­ably de­lighted with his achieve­ment and stated, it is his great­est feat in golf to date:

“It’s my first ever hole in one in a com­pe­ti­tion, I’ve got one just on my own in prac­tice be­fore, but never like this.

“I did win a golf­ing hol­i­day to Dubai a few years ago, but that was in dou­bles golf, this was in sin­gles, so it’s def­i­nitely my best achieve­ment in sin­gles golf at least.”

Hav­ing be­ing play­ing once a week dur­ing the win­ter sea­son, Martin will now com­pete in two events per week, as the sum­mer sea­son com­mences.

“I only joined the club a cou­ple of months ago, and I’ll be play­ing twice a week now with sum­mer com­ing up, so it’s nice to get started like this, it was the 16th hole, which is a par three, so re­ally it’s pretty good.

“The pro at the club con­grat­u­lated me and said they’ll try and get some­thing sorted for me, I know the last per­son to get one, got a Hugo Boss watch given to him and a signed frame.”

●● Martin Firth shot a hole in one at Mot­tram Hall Golf Club

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