Though Basil, Leroy and Felix have been excruciatingly close more than once and Leroy has holed out from 120m in the fairway at Barny, no Gent has ever aced a hole in a GWT Major.
Hole-in-Ones in GWT Championship history
However, two Gentlemen have had Hole-in-Ones whilst playing exhibition matches for the lower level competitions.
Hole-in-Ones by Gentlemen, off Tour
1. Jig – 1990, Jubilee GC. A skinny ground-grubber 8 iron. He’d already turned his back on the shot and thrown his club and had a tanty about it, before PLOP! in it went.
2. Cravo – 2017, NWBGC. A nice fade 7 iron to the 145m Par 3 7th Hole which landed a couple foot left of the pin, hopped once, spun back and right into the hole. The crowd (Bas, Darvy) and Player went wild!!!
In a strange coincidence, this is the exact same hole (though re-modelled) where some fellow students played a trick on a 15 year old Cravo by popping his ball in the hole on the blind par 3 so he would think he had a hole-in-one. Then 28 years later it happened for real on the very same hole.
|Bas||72||+2||Oatlands Tas, March 2017 in lower tier event|
|Leroy||81||+10||Kingston Beach, July 2017 MM Round Robin|
|Felix||79||+8||Kingston Beach in lower tier event|
|Cravo||81||+9||NWB Feb 2017 social round|
|Ian||87||+16||Kingston Beach in lower tier event, Nov 2013|
|Keithy||120||+48||Longford (Bash’n’Dash) 2015 ON TOUR|
|Matt Crawf||119||+47||Lost Farm (Lost Bougle) 2016 ON TOUR|
|Mr Sexy||84||+12||Launceston GC in lower tier event, 90’s.|
|Jig||74||+2||RACV Cape Schanck (Wanderer) 2016 ON TOUR|