By James Dobbin
You won’t find it written anywhere in the Rules of Golf, but there is one sacred tradition for any golfer who makes a hole-in-one: buy a round of drinks in the clubhouse afterwards.
But for Stafford golfer Elizabeth Kenyon, it’s also costing a round of air flights, after the 17-handicapper promised her playing partners she’d take them on holiday if she achieved a hole-in-one.
Still, it’s not all bad news for the Stafford amateur, as the ace also earned her a specially-commissioned, commemorative BOSS timepiece and membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1Club.
Kenyon, 73, who has been playing golf for 33 years, scored her ace while playing on the 167-yard, par-three 12th at Lilleshall Hall GC.
She said: “I hit a good, solid tee shot which I knew would get close on the green. One of my playing partners said: ‘that’s a bit spicy’. I replied that if it goes in the hole, I would take her and my other playing partner on holiday.
“Needless to say, when we got to the green, one of them walked up to the hole and retrieved my ball, before asking joyfully: ‘where are we going?’ At the moment, I am sorting out a suitable spa venue.
“Strangely enough, soon after I started playing, I managed a hole-in-one at the same hole during a competition – who says lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice?”