WHEN Daryl Timms carded one of golf’s most coveted feats – a hole-in-one – during last Monday’s Central West Veteran Golfer’s event, it came along with a miss.
Of the 109 veterans who hit the Bathurst Golf Course, only Timms was skilful enough to notch an elusive hole-in-one on the eighth.
Timms hit a seven iron to the green and turned to his partners, telling them in exultation that he had hit the green.
They replied that not only had he hit the green, but the ball was now in the hole; so Timms failed to witness the finality of his first hole-in-one.
The winner in A grade was Harry Grant from Wentworth with 38 points.
He was closely followed by champion Ash Lamb (38) and Martin Meridith, both from Bathurst.
In B grade Arthur Clancy from Bathurst had the round of the day with 41 points. He beat a bevy of big hitters in Dan Crossman from Duntryleague, Paul Smith from Bathurst and popular retired committeeman Bill Roach from Ex Services, all on 39.
Not to be outdone, the women’s winner Deidrie McCarthy, also from Bathurst, won with 37 points to shade Sue Gander (35).
Closest to the pins were Geoff Walker, Timms (of course), Gander and David Phillips and balls went down to 31 on a countback.
The next Central West Veterans event will be the Christmas Cheer day at Wentworth Golf Course on December 17 when trophies will be hams.