Golf’s a funny game. That next great golf shot may be just around the corner. Just when you’re least expecting it.
Playing in the stroke competition at Mount Compass Golf Course, Sam Hodgson had just come off a couple of horror golf holes when he arrived at the par-3 12th hole.
A horrific 12-strokes to play the tight par-5 10th was followed by a quadruple-bogey at the difficult par-4 along the ridge at Mount Compass.
“I was a bit flat after 10 and 11. On 10 I got stuck in a deep bunker and the ball kept rolling back into my footmarks – hence the 12.” Sam told Aussie Golfer.
“Then hit it out of bounds off the tee on 11. I’d had a reasonable front 9 so was pretty disappointed.”
But Hodgson bounced back the best way possible by making his first hole-in-one at the 12th to qualify for one of the best golf course bounce back’s we’ve ever heard about.
“I hit my 5 iron really well. We saw it land and roll towards the hole but didn’t see it roll in.”
And to those people wondering why Sam kept his Stableford score alongside his stroke score for the round – he was playing in a multi-round competition with a few of his mates.
“We were just keeping stableford scores as we were playing a few rounds on the weekend (at Mount Compass and Lady Bay) and playing skins between the 3 of us.”