When Dario Prighel hit his nine iron to the 4th hole 112 metres away on the Executive Blue on Sunday, November 26, he thought he’d underclubbed and was going to be short, into a greenside bunker.
“But it just cleared it by one or two inches,” the immediate past president of Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
That was good news, especially as the ball made its way into the hole resulting in Dario’s first competition hole-in-one.
The competition was a special day - 18 holes of Par 3, many holes temporarily reduced to varying lengths from Par 4s and Par 5s on the Blue and Red courses. It was the third annual event of its type.
“It was Peter Warner’s (vice-captain) suggestion and he had a big hand in setting up the courses. At the time I was vice president and chairman of the house committee,” Dario explained.
“We adopted the day as the house day, a special golf day.” Was it the special fun day’s first ace? “No, Bob Kruger had a hole-in-one on the first hole of the Blue in the event’s first year.”