Golfers zero in on new car in Warrnambool hole-in-one competition

IT doesn’t rain but it pours.

After a veritable drought of aces at Warrnambool East Rotary Club’s hole-in-one competition since it opened on December 26, one was scored each day from last Thursday to Sunday.

The break in the dry spell followed a visit last Thursday by Premier and member for South West Coast Denis Napthine, whose shots threatened passers-by rather than the green. 

But only hours later the first hole-in-one was scored by Mark Conlan, one of the sponsors of the event. Dylan Cumming found the pin the next day and by Saturday it had a magnet in it, drawing in balls from Matt Hinkley that day and Matt Chisholm on Sunday.

Each of the hole-in-one winners earned $200 and qualification  for the competition’s shootout on Australia Day when they and each day’s nearest-the-pin winners will vie to win a Nissan Micra.

The competition’s spokesman Peter Reeve said the event had enjoyed fantastic interest over the weekend, with about 250 people taking part each day. 

He advised interested competitors to get to the range early this week to avoid the worst of the hot weather. The range opens at 10am.

Mr Reeve said a Friday night corporate challenge was also attracting good interest with 13 teams taking part last Friday. 

The Silvan Ridge team won the January 10 round and a further two rounds will be held.

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