Date: June 18, 2015
Author: Parkes Golf Club

Two hole-in-ones on same day at Parkes GC

Not one but two hole-in-ones were recorded during Saturday’s June Monthly Medal golf competition at the Parkes Golf Club.

Geoff Leonard and Matthew Barnden both produced the perfect golf shots at different holes.

Club officials couldn’t believe their luck that two members achieved every golfers dream of an ‘ace’ on the same day, in the same competition.

Club Captain Paul Thomas believes it’s a first for the club, for two players to achieve the feat during the same competition.

The first hole-in-one was claimed by Leonard as he fired a well struck 6 iron to within a metre of the 136 metre 4th hole and watched in disbelief as the ball rolled steadily to the hole.

Barnden claimed the second ‘ace’ when, with a slight southerly breeze at his back, he also played a well struck six-iron to the 160 metre 15th hole that never left its target.

Due to the fact that the 15th green is twenty metres above the teeing position, he didn’t see the result until he reached the green.

Ironically the 4th and 15th greens are parallel to one another on the undulating course and it is both players' first hole-in-ones during a designated competition round.

At the clubs' Presentation of trophies, both golfers were still enjoying the fruits of their achievements and were excited with their results.