It turned out to be more than just a birthday celebration at the Charlton Lakeside Pavilion Golf Course recently. The Charlton Community Golf Club was marking its first birthday but one putter made it even more special by recording the club’s first ever hole-in-one.
Sixty-one year old Richard Mosely became the first club member to hit the jackpot.
It was achieved as the 44 club members marked their one year anniversary by holding a competition for the Founder’s Day Trophy. Peter Barclay, aged 71, from Andover, was the eventual winner.
“It was a great day for the club, and especially for Peter and Richard. We’ve all been trying all year to get a hole-in-one. It’s brilliant that it happened on this special day too,” said Robert Smith from the club.
This birthday competition was the first of several trophy competitions planned for the coming year.
Charlton Lakes Community Golf is a project designed to provide the community with an opportunity to play golf inexpensively and is open to anyone regardless of age, gender or ability.
Without the generous support of local businesses and organisations such as Sid Trench, Paul Bradbury, SimplyHealth, Valley Leisure and Mick the Print, this golf club would not have been made possible.
The community golf website has full details of the project, latest news, event schedules and competition rules. Budding golfers can also join for free by using the online enrolment form at www.charltongolf.net.