A grandfather has achieved a hole in one at the annual Rotary Club of Warrnambool East competition, just one day after his granddaughter achieved the feat.
Warrnambool golfer Brian O’Leary didn’t leave much time for family bragging, matching Chelsea O’Leary’s effort from Monday almost immediately.
“I read in the paper that she reckoned I hadn’t gotten a hole in one this year, so I figured I had better get down and have a try,” Mr O’Leary said.
“I have hit a lot of balls today, and was hitting them pretty well, so I figured that it was just a matter of time.”
A keen player at the Warrnambool Golf Club, Mr O’Leary is a regular in the final shoot out on Australia Day but has not yet been successful in winning the car.
“I have only missed one final since this event started,” he said. “I have had a second and a third so far.”
He believes he may have unlocked the secret to success on the tricky green.
“I’ve had quite a few holes in one over the years,” he said.
“It is good if you can land one in the front part of the green and get it to roll up. This seems to be better than trying to bounce the ball in.
“This is a great event for the town, a great money raiser for Rotary and I like supporting it.”