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Veteran’s ace count grows

Thursday, 13th October, 2011

HIGH FIVE: Bill McLeod at the Golf and Country Club. HIGH FIVE: Bill McLeod at the Golf and Country Club.

 By Kurtis Eichler

Veteran golfer Bill McLeod has conjured up his fifth hole-in-one.

To make the quintet of aces dating back to his first in 2001, McLeod made the shot using an eight-iron on the 16th hole at the Golf and Country Club on the weekend.

“I aimed for the flag and it went in the hole,” Mr McLeod said. “We could still see the ball on top of the hole because it was touching the flag.

“It wasn’t until we got to the flag that it fell to the bottom of the hole.”

The shot was made during Saturday’s Monthly Medal Play Off for which 75 members took to the fairways.

He said the response from teammates Bruce Baum, Stan Goodman and Allan McLennan was not worthy of publication.

“All jokes aside, every golfer is pleased when someone in their playing group gets a hole-in-one.

“It’s every golfer’s dream and you don’t have to be a good golfer to get them.”

Asked whether he could turn his quintet into a sextet, he said he has as good a chance as anyone.

“You line up on the tee and you hope that it goes in.”

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