Two groups playing in the annual Robert Allenby Golf Day added a 1 to their card yesterday, thanks to Jarrod Lyle.
This is a great story. Jarrod Lyle was helping out at the annual Robert Allenby Golf Day that raises money for Challenge – supporting kids with cancer when he nailed two aces!
Lyle was hitting golf balls for groups that arrived at the par-3 15th at Yarra Yarra Golf Club in Melbourne. As per many charity golf days, golfers pay for the professional to tee off for them to contribute to their round – and more often than not, it’s closer to the hole than their own tee shots.
Early in the day, Lyle made a hole-in-one with one of his tee shots and tweeted:
Just made a group very happy at the Robert Allenby golf day with a hole in 1 on the 15th at Yarra Yarra. Just a lazy 9 iron.
— Jarrod Lyle (@jarrodlylepga) December 7, 2015
Later that day Lyle tweeted this, another hole-in-one for another group:
Well I did it again. Another hole in 1. Another group very satisfied. — Jarrod Lyle (@jarrodlylepga) December 8, 2015
Golf Australia reported the entertaining details of the second hole-in-one:
Lyle, in fundraising mode, was taking bets that nobody in the group would hit one nearer the pin. One player in the group hit it to 2m, the next inside a metre, prompting what Lyle described as “a fair bit of lip”.
“They were giving it to me, then I just hit and it somehow weaved between their balls and went in – we couldn’t believe it,” Lyle said.
“It cost ‘em a few bucks, but they absolutely loved it!”