Melton Golf: Bob scores third hole-in-one in three months

Melton Golf Club's in-form player Bob Luke EMN-150704-165404002
Melton Golf Club's in-form player Bob Luke EMN-150704-165404002
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Melton Golf Club member Bob Luke completed a remarkable treble when he scored his third hole-in-one in as many months.

Playing in the second round of the Senior George Houghton Trophy, Bob holed his ace on the par three 14th.

It came only two weeks after shooting another hole-in-one on the par 3 seventh during a Monday Morning Mingles competition.

The first of the hat-trick happened at the beginning of January, also in the Mingles, on the par three fifth, and Bob now only has to ace the par three 16th to complete a grand slam of Melton’s par threes.

* After the tremendous success of the inaugural year Race to Woodhall Spa competition last year, the first round of the 2015 series took place on Easter Saturday with a weekend Stableford.

Reigning champion Matt Catton began his defence of the trophy hoping to be in the final four at Woodhall Spa again this year.

A total of 98 players took part and Haydn Snow collected the 450 RWS weekend points on offer for the overall winner.

Other top RWS places went to runner-up Andy Blunt (39pts), while Julian Kisiel and club champion Oliver Duley took third and fourth respectively, both with 38 points.

The stableford was played in three divisions. Oliver won Division One on countback from Barrie Hubbard, while Division Two winner Andy was three clear of runner-up Richard Haines.

Julian took the Division Three honours by one point from Josh Blunt who carded 37 points.

Two’s sweep: Leigh Butler, John Harvey, Phil Millward, Ray Catton, Kieran Foster, Chris Ward, Richard Kendall, Jack Inguanta, Ed Thompson, Barrie Hubbard.

* The men’s section played a club medal nominated as the Daily Telegraph competition, Old Mutual Golf Challenge.

Richard Kendall won the day with a level-par 70 and will represent the club at Woodhall Spa in August. Rob Smith was second with nett 71 and also took the lowest gross of 76. Jev Goddard completed the top four with nett 72.

Twos sweep: Bob Luke, Gary Kitchen, Mark Pedge, Mick Pollard.