9 June, 2024

Woodford golfer lands hole-in-one at Caboolture

Woodford golfer Luke Feeney secured a hole-in-one for the second time, as he competed in the recent Caboolture Open.

Luke Feeney is all smiles after landing a hole-in-one.
Luke Feeney is all smiles after landing a hole-in-one.

recent Caboolture Open. It was the first time he competed at the Caboolture course, after previously playing socially at the venue on four or five occasions.

Luke’s triumphant moment occurred on the eighth hole; a par three as the distance from the tee to the hole was about 140 metres while the slope went downhill.

After starting his golfing career at Woodford about 12 years ago, Luke landed a hole-in-one on the 17th hole during a Single Stableford event at Woodford a couple of years later.

After he hadn’t seen the ball go into the hole on the first occasion, Luke said he and several other players saw it happen on the latter occasion which was consequently a more special moment.

Incidentally, Luke had an unhappy start to the 18-hole Stroke event, as he began on the fifth hole and hit the ball into the trees on this hole and the next one.

At this moment Luke thought it might be one of those days when nothing went right, but then he birdied the seventh hole.

Using an 8 iron for the eighth hole, Luke later said he hit the ball “right out of the middle”.

As the ball landed just once before dropping into the hole, the realisation of Luke’s achievement instantly sunk in.

“We saw it bounce, then it disappeared,” he said.

“You’ve got that split second where you’re not sure if it’s in (the hole), or if it’s hiding behind the hole.

“The group started cheering, and it was a very good feeling.”

With his confidence suddenly sky-high, Luke went on to win the A grade gross category with an off - the-stick score of 71.

He was also the overall runner-up, one stroke behind Ryan Woodward.

After having the ball mounted on a trophy for his first hole-in-one, Luke said he wasn’t sure yet if he would do the same with the ball from his second hole-in-one.


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