Despite the wintery weather, the 2013 Summer Eclectic began at Lewes Golf Club on Tuesday April 2 and out went a few hardy folk to play in the cold and the wind.
One of the few was 19-year-old Jack Graves who achieved his first ever hole in one on the Par 4, 348 yard, dog leg left 13th.
Jack said: “I thought the shot was ok but when I got to the green and couldn’t see the ball, I assumed it had rolled through the green.
“On my way past the flag I just took a glance in the cup – and there was my ball. Not many people hit a hole in one on a par 3 but on a par 4 the frequency is far less. I couldn’t believe it.”
Indeed, at Lewes over the past 50 years only two other hole in ones have been recorded on the 13th: H J Munday in 1965 and D F Ferguson in 1994, so there is a good chance Jack’s achievement will not be beaten too soon.
Over the Easter weekend Lewes men competed for the Clarke Bowl and Alan Hartnell Trophy.
The Clarke Bowl was won by Andy Webber (+1), second was Kevin G Osman (-2) beating Colin Bassett (-2) on countback. The Alan Hartnell Trophy was won by Lawrie Tremlett (+4).
The ladies also play over Easter for the aptly named Easter Trophy. The winner with the combined two best stableford scores was Christine Robinson 34 + 37 = 71 points beating Diana Mitchell 39 + 32 = 71 points on countback. The March 27 Ladies Coronation foursomes was won by the Ladies Captain Mandy Quick and Sue Richardson with 33 points.
The Winter Eclectic of March 23 was won by Jez Graves with 37 points. Second was Dave Adams 36 points and third Ellen Dunne 35 points. The Logs Eclectic of March 21 was won by Denis Denman 37 points.Second was Allan Burrows with 36 points and third Chris Burgon with 35 points. The Ladies Cancer relief stableford was won by Jackie Pelling with 34 points, and runner-up Sue Richardson with 33 points.
The Monthly Stableford of March 17 was won by Trevor Hill 38 points; second was Max Johnson with 37 points and third Jon Williams with 36 points.
Pictured above: Lewes hole in one hero Jack Graves.