Wayne Maher is all smiles after nailing a hole-in-one on the remodelled 17th hole at Mooroopna Golf Club on Saturday.GREGOR MACTAGGART August 14, 2014 3:15am
Wayne Maher carved out a piece of Mooroopna Golf Club history on Saturday.
The 40-year-old local member became the first golfer to ace the remodelled 17th hole when his tee shot rolled into the cup.
‘‘I hit a three-wood and thought it would be short of the hole because it went higher than I expected for a shot of 205
‘‘I couldn’t believe it, there was excitement at first, then disbelief because it was my first hole-in-one.’’
Maher said his playing partners made sure the rare occasion was made that little bit more special.
‘‘I was in a group with Matt Ausage, Phillip Foyster and Keith Bover, who are all golfing mates of mine,’’ he said.
‘‘When I got it in, Matt headed over to the bag and grabbed out a can of bourbon for me.
‘‘It tasted sweet all right and I had a few more later on after I finished the round.’’
Despite playing golf for little more than five years, Maher possesses a fine handicap of four and even four days on from his memorable moment could not wipe the grin off his face.
‘‘I’m still smiling,’’ he said.
‘‘It was nice to put a one down on the scorecard, I’ve got the card and the ball is being mounted.’’
Mooroopna Golf Club professional Chris Donovan confirmed Maher’s ace was an historic one.
‘‘The 17th is our longest and most difficult par three. The hole was redone late last year and this is the first hole-in-one since it opened,’’ Donovan said.
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