Treble ‘firsts’ for golf last weekend

Feb 21, 2018 | Jenni Ashford

Last weekend featured three golfing ‘firsts’ at Exeter Golf and Country Club, with two hole-in-ones and a first-time win for three golfers at the club.

Steve Turpin kicked off the hat-trick of successes, with his first hole-in-one at Exeter Golf and Country Club since joining the club four years ago. In near perfect playing condition, Steve scored a brilliant hole-in-one on Saturday 17th February in the Mens’ Four Ball Better Ball Competition.

His playing partner, Martin Buzza described Steve’s big hit as, “the perfect shot”. The feat happened on the 12th hole and Steve was delighted that this was his first hole-in-one at Exeter Golf and Country Club, having already holed six more aces during his golfing career at other clubs.

More successes followed on Sunday when Pete Bennett celebrated his first ever round of Mixed Golf by winning the Pyle Salvers, with playing partner Ali Crooks. The Men’s Vice Captain, Pete and Ladies’ Vice Captain Ali, joined forces for the prestigious competition which has been running since 1939.  Promising a fruitful partnership for their captaincy next year, their victory on the golf course was boosted by Ali scoring her first hole-in-one on the 10th hole, racking up a 5 point score on that hole alone. The Salvers were presented by this year’s Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Captains, Lyndon Bent and Lyne Beevers.

Ali, who has been playing golf for six years said, “This was my first hole-in-one! We all saw the ball go in and so, it was even better. I love golf and this was a truly special day for both me and Pete, as it was also our first win together playing mixed golf. My hole-in-one was also on the ladies’ nearest the pin – making it extra special. I am an enthusiastic Vice Captain and want the section to enjoy their golf and have as much fun as possible while playing!”

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L-R Lyne Beevers, Pete Bennett, Ali Crooks, Lyndon Bent
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Ali Crooks, first hole-in-one
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Steve Turpin, hole in one

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