Date: May 07, 2007
Author: Alistair Hogg

Eight year old the envy of golfers

On Saturday, Jack Pountney achieved what every golfer dreams of achieveing in their lifetime; a hole-in-one. At just eight years of age, Jack has crossed this item off his list of things to do! Playing from the blue tees at Coffs Harbous Golf Club, Pountney managed to ace the par-three sixth hole with his driver but was too short to see the ball go in the hole! With the member&aposs monthly medal currently being played on the Coffs Harbour layout, the tees were positioned in more challenging positions than usual, making the eight-year old&aposs feat on the course&aposs 10th hardest hole even more remarkable. Pountney, born 24/07/98 is the youngest ever Coffs Harbour member to score a hole-in-one in the club&aposs 80-year history. The club&aposs successful Junior Golf Program is run by Bill Mackay and the next event is the Adina Junior Championship which is tipped to atract 100 local juniors for the June 10-11 tournament. The 27-hole Coffs Harbour Golf Club is situated between Sydney and Brisbane and is the home of Australian professional Paul Sheehan.