VALENTINE’S Day saw golf lover Michael Lloyd of Corlette score a hole in one for the fourth time in his life.
Michael, a member of the Skins Group (a social offshoot of Nelson Bay Golf Club) was on a day out with other members to the Pacific Dunes course in Medowie.
The magnificent shot was made at the 17th hole, listed at 185m and par three.
Pacific Dunes is a world class golf course, ranked at number 54 in the Golf Digest top 100, making this an even more prestigious achievement.
In acknowledgement, Pacific Dunes have sent Michael a certificate and a 17th hole flag as a momento.
Mike believes he has also won a $150 prize from the Skins group.
Jamie Hook, a professional golfer at the club told News Of The Area, “The 17th hole is one of the toughest so this is a great achievement.”
Michael, who is also a Toastmaster, only took up golf at the age of 50, after years of soccer had taken its toll on his knees.
He is now a golf addict.
“This was the best hole in one so far. It is a long and difficult par three. It was recorded on my certificate as 164m,” he said.
Mike also added that he has a firm philosophy of being able to achieve anything in life.
“You need a plan and then begin making steps towards what it is you want”.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing of Ace number five before too long.
By Sarah STOKES