Ace twice as nice

Thursday, 1st March, 2012

STRAIGHT SHOOTER: Ken Rogers scored his second hole in one recently. STRAIGHT SHOOTER: Ken Rogers scored his second hole in one recently.

Ken Rogers has scored the second ace of his golfing career - and the feeling is twice as sweet.

The 65-year-old scored his first hole in one when he first started playing golf “around five or six years ago”, and said that he had no real concept at the time of how difficult the feat was.

Rogers hit his latest perfect shot on the Broken Hill Golf Club’s 8th hole while playing in the men’s stableford competition last week.

He drove a long accurate ball with his Calloway three wood, but said he could still see it sitting on the green as other golfers played their shots.

He soon became distracted by the wayward hitting of some of his competitors, and when he looked back at the green, his ball was gone.

“I just hit it and saw it on the green, then the bloke next to me shanked one way out to the right and we were all looking at that,” he said.

“We looked back and someone said my ball was gone... we figured it must have been resting against the flagpole, and the pole has moved with a bit of wind and it’s gone in.

“I didn’t realise it was that close, I was just thinking of getting a birdie.”

Having experienced a half-decade wait between aces, Rogers said he now appreciated what a rare moment it is.

“It was much more exciting this time around ... a few of the blokes said they’ve been playing for 40 years and haven’t got one,” he said.

“It was just a bit of luck I think.”

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