ACE: Gail Butler, of Woodburn, scored a hole-in-one at the Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Course not long after recording 17 strokes on the same hole.
ACE: Gail Butler, of Woodburn, scored a hole-in-one at the Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Course not long after recording 17 strokes on the same hole. Samantha Elley

Hole-in-one just the beginning for Gail

MANY people would agree that Gail Butler of Woodburn is on a purple patch at the moment as far as golf goes.

It started with a hole-in-one on the 14th at the Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club on Saturday two weeks ago and culminated with her win in the Wednesday comp on 68.

"It was the first round of the championships, so I've won the Best Nett Score trophy," she said.

The irony is that Gail always considered the par-3 110m 14th hole as her "horror hole". "A few months back I got 17 strokes on it," she laughed. "So this was a real plus for me."

Gail said when the moment happened and her ball went in the hole, she threw her 4-hybrid club in the air and was jumping about screaming.

"I'm glad there were other witnesses," she said.

"It was just one of those magic shots and I can die happy now."

Gail is the 38th person to get a hole-in-one, or "ace", at the local golf course.

The ball that helped create the moment will now be mounted.



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