Ace golfers join the hole-in-one club

ROCKHAMPTON golfer Ron Murphy had "that feeling'' that his hole-in-one this year was heading straight for the hole.

"It always looked like it was going in,'' said Murphy, followed by a quiet laugh.

The second hole at the Rockhampton Golf Club in April was Murphy's first hole-in-one after 50 years of playing golf.

"It was unbelievable, real excitement,'' he said. "Some-one else took the putter out for me, but I didn't need it.''

Murphy had come close to an ace once before, but it landed on the hole and bounced away ? and it was during a practice round so it wouldn't have counted.

Is there any pressure now that he has his first ace?

"That opens the floodgates now,'' Murphy laughed.

Murphy and his fellow Thursday Club golfers Merv Price and Noel Russell all joined the hole-in-one club this year.

Price also landed a direct hit on the second hole while Russell's was on the 11th ? his third ace during his career.



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