‘Unforgettable moment’ as Jedburgh golfer sinks ace at Slayley

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Tuesday, July 16, was a very special day for 15-handicap Jedburgh man Wilson Willacy, a member of both The Roxburghe and Goswick golf courses.

Playing in a four-ball on the Hunting Course at Slayley Hall with fellow golfers David Rose, Jock Henderson and Albert Thompson, he holed his tee shot at the 186yd sixth hole which just happened to be sponsored by the European Golf Challenge.

The rewards for the successful golfer included free golf and golfing equipment, which were presented by Slayley golf professional Colin Ferguson.

The competition had been running for a number of weeks, but no-one had been successful, so there was keen interest by the organising committee at the tee to see if anyone could claim the prize.

What made the challenge even more difficult was that there is a lake between the tee and the green, so both distance and accuracy were essential.

Wilson chose a three wood and hit what turned out to be an excellent shot.

The ball landed on the green, kept rolling straight for the flag and disappeared into the hole, much to the delight of Wilson, who said that this moment was one he would never forget.