Wood you believe it – Gravesend golfer scores FOURTH hole in one at Bexleyheath Golf Club (From News Shopper)
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Wood you believe it – Gravesend golfer scores FOURTH hole in one at Bexleyheath Golf Club
A GOLFING grandfather from Gravesend has joined an exclusive club by scoring his FOURTH hole in one in Bexleyheath.
Remarkably all of them have come on the 151-yard par three at Bexleyheath Golf Club.
You wood have to go a fairway to beat Bernie Betts’ achievement which earned him a swanky Hugo Boss watch.
The 78-year-old retired accountant, who lives in Thong Lane, told News Shopper: “That hole seems to have a magnet in it. It’s been good to me.
“I was quite surprised and pleased. I took a nine wood, it went straight and bounced a couple of times and in she went.
“The fist went up and the guys I was playing with all congratulated me. I was well pleased and we had a few drinks afterwards – I had to buy.”
Bernie Betts next to his lucky hole at Bexleyheath Golf Club
Ironically the sweet strike on the 12th came during one of the grandfather of ten’s worst rounds in recent years at the Centenary Cup competition on August 27.
The Bexleyheath Golf Club member, who plays up to three rounds a week off a 15 handicap, said: “My head was all over the place.
“On the tenth I shanked it and it took me nine shots to get down.
“On the par three I shanked it but the next hole I scored the hole in one but that’s golf. It did average things out.”
The father of four came within a foot of repeating the feat on his way to winning the Millennium Cup last month.
Stephen Brydon, commercial director for MGS Distribution, the official licenced UK distributor for BOSS Watches, said: "Congratulations to Bernard on what, to most of us, is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.
"To the majority of amateur golfers, recording a hole-in-one will be the most memorable thing they achieve in golf - yet all many have to show for it is a dent in their bank balance after buying a round of drinks in the clubhouse.”
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