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Rocky’s perfect shot

Friday, 10th July, 2015

Rocky Marshall scored his first Hole in One on Wednesday at South Golf Club after 18 years of playing the sport. Rocky Marshall scored his first Hole in One on Wednesday at South Golf Club after 18 years of playing the sport.

By Patrick Reincke

A Hole in One is something any person who has picked up a golf club has thought about.

It’s no easy accomplishment, it’s like pitching a perfect game in baseball or bowling a hat-trick in cricket, it comes around very rarely.

For Rocky Marshall, on Wednesday July 8, the planets aligned and everything went precisely right as he teed off on the final hole at the South Golf Club.

Playing with Mick Andrich, Chic Carlaw and Neil Terrell, the group of four, who call themselves “Dad’s Army”, decided to play Closest to the Pin on the last hole

When Rocky cracked his tee shot, the ball went through the menacing trees, over the looming lake, up the hill onto the black.

Watching from the clubhouse were a few gentlemen who had just finished their round. 

They watched as Rocky’s tee shot rolled towards the pin, hit the flag stick and drop down into the hole.

“I’ve only been playing since 1997 and I’ve never got one before,” Rocky said.

As the group walked up onto the black, Rocky continued to stir up his fellow golfers, asking: “Where’s my ball? Has anyone seen my ball?”

There it sat in the hole of Hole Nine, Rocky’s ball.

“I might get it mounted.”

Hi-Fives were given, or in Rocky’s case, low-fives, and on Friday night, he will take this story to the South Golf Club and regale everyone about how he made the wonder shot.

“Some won’t believe me, but I’ve got the witnesses.

“It was just the right length and the distance.

“It was just right.”

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