TWO MORE Warrnambool golfers have joined the growing list of south-west players to nail aces since the sport returned from its coronavirus hiatus.
Warrnambool Golf Club members Greg Carbis and Charles McClear were the most recent players to score an ace at the south-west course.
George Beasley was the most recent south-west golfer to nail a hole-in-one at Port Fairy on July 1 while Vince Gleeson, Jarrod Fary, Gerald Shanley and Jack Redford have also scored aces at Warrnambool.
McClear's first career hole-in-one came on the par-three 13th during last week's Thursday Pro competition.
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Carbis, who plays off a handicap of five, collected the third ace of his playing career on the par-three ninth in last Saturday's A grade competition with what he described as a "slam dunk" shot.
"It was a bit of a crap round then I stood on the tee for my final hole and said to the guys 'the only way this round can get better is if I have a hole-in-one'," the right-hander said.
"It was a slam dunk. It just went straight in the hole."
The Axis Employment consultant said he secured his other two aces at Sandhurst Golf Club in Melbourne.
Carbis said his form had improved since the sport returned from its coronavirus-enforced break and credited a trip to the chiropractor for getting his game back on track.
McClear, who plays off a handicap of five, said he was initially unaware he had completed the hole-in-one shot from the 13th tee.
"I hit a nice shot then walked off the tee thinking to myself 'that's not too bad' but didn't think much of it," the 26-year-old said.
"Then the group in front started cheering and the rest is history.
"I didn't know it was close or that it went in so I had to make sure it had and then once I knew it had we had a couple of beers to celebrate."
McClear, who was playing alongside Trent Hill and Kieran Timms, said he has had plenty of close calls at nailing the rare achievement.
The right-hander finished his round with a 75, which is three less shots than his average round score at Warrnambool.
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