Here is a fun story, first told on social media and reported further by Mark Hayes at Golf Australia of a scratch club golfer shooting the lights out.
Cromer Golf Club member Shane Floyd carded a remarkable 12-under par 58 in Saturday’s competition round to earn himself 48 Stableford points.
The resulting 49 points for the team event he and his playing partner were competing in wasn’t good enough to win but it was a round to remember.
Floyd’s round included an eagle, 11 birdies and even a bogey!
“This is out of the blue, I’ve had a few rounds of three and four under which is great, but once you turn 55 you start thinking my days of shooting numbers like this are well and truly over.”
So how did it all finish on the course as he geared for his final approach on the par-four eighth hole?
“I was 110 out with a pitching wedge in my hand … I was so nervous just hoping to make contact and, God almighty, it went 5ft directly below the hole.
It seems Shane Floyd is no ordinary club golfer.
Floyd was featured on the club’s Instagram feed having carded an ace at the par-3 finishing hole at Cromer. Floyd’s fourth ever hole-in-one.