3:30pm Thursday 28th February 2013
By Dan Barnes
MARLBOROUGH youngster Charlie Webb is celebrating the shot of a lifetime after he sank a hole-in-one at the Ogbourne Downs club.
Webb, a 12-year-old St John’s School student, found the 17th hole with a tee shot and was fortunate enough to have older brother James, 15, as his witness.
“We were playing Chapman style, which is a game where you alternate shots. James took his shot and hit the green and when I took mine, I didn’t think that it was perfect,” he said.
“I turned away but James shouted that it had gone in and after we checked, we just went mad.
“Nobody really believed that I did it but James took a lot of photos to show people.”
Dad Nick said: “The nice thing is that he still went in to the clubhouse after an offered to buy everyone a drink. I think that everyone politely declined but I was proud that he knew all about etiquette.”
The club will receive £50,000 through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.
The funds will be used to improve the practice area by installing a new ball distribution and retrieval system as well as clubhouse facilities.
Club general manager Les Trute said: “This year sees the club celebrate its 125th anniversary (and) the new facilities will be in place by the time we run our full anniversary programme.”
The club will again host the Wiltshire Professionals Championship, sponsored by Hills, in July.
England squad member Smith, 20, was contesting the Copa S M El Rey – one of Europe’s most prestigious amateur events – at La Manga Club starting today, English players having w
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