IT was lucky number seven last week for Inverurie Golf Club member Robbie Gallon as he achieved his seventh hole-in-one on the 181 yard seventh hole with fellow members Eric Stevenson and John O’Neil.
Using a 20 degree Number 3 recovery wood, which he described as his saviour, Robbie, who until recently was Course Ranger at Inverurie, explained that the first two of his hole-in -one’s had come on the old part of his home course which is now part of the by-pass.
He has also shot aces on the 10th and 15th hole and has done so at Craibstone and Alford in the 35 years he has been playing the game. Robbie’s only regret is that when he achieved his first hole-in-one he carried on playing with the same ball and drove it out of bounds at the 11th and it was never seen again.
Since then he has had the good sense to stick the lucky balls in his bag so now has six of the seven ace balls.
Robbie joked, “In my years as Course Ranger I have often had a look for that first hole-in-one ball just on the off chance that it will turn up one day, but of course without success” .
Robbie gets out on the course, and as many other courses as he can, regardless of the weather and is a helper with Inveruries clubgolf Scheme which introduces primary age pupils to the game.