HOLE-IN-ONE: Murgon's Mary Mitchell sunk her first hole-in-one to win the veteran's golf at Wondai.
HOLE-IN-ONE: Murgon's Mary Mitchell sunk her first hole-in-one to win the veteran's golf at Wondai. Keagan Elder

Mary gets mesmerised by her first hole-in-one

MARY Mitchell's first hole-in-one came a lot earlier than she expected after she sunk one at Wondai last week.

"I thought I would have to wait until I turned 80," Mitchell said.

The 67-year-old keen Murgon golfer won the veteran's stableford women's competition at Wondai with 35 points.

Three holes into the competition, Mitchell's round became the most memorable in her near three decades of golf.

"It was on hole nine at Wondai," she said.

"It's 93m and I hit it with a five iron.

"It was going up and up and then it disappeared."

As Mitchell watched her ball disappear she had no idea it had landed in the hole.

"I was elated, first of all I was disbelieving," she said.

Mitchell said she believed it had landed behind a ridge and it was not until she made her way onto the green she realised she had hit a hole-in-one.

After a recent shoulder injury Mitchell had to alter her swing style.

"It's probably more a flick of the wrist," she said.

Mitchell was surprised to hit a hole-in-one at Wondai because she said it was one of the tougher courses in the South Burnett.

"It's a long course and the trees are always in the road, they jump out at you," she said.

Peter Bligh from Murgon also got a hole-in-one on Sunday, October 25 in the club stableford.

Mark Smith from the Murgon Golf Club said Bligh sunk the ball on the 174m downhill hole eight.

After a couple of bounces, Smith said the ball sunk into the hole.

Paul Bishop, John Watt and Dennis Suchoronczak witnessed the event to help Bligh win the day.

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