Though Leroy, Felix and Tim J 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, three Gentlemen have had Hole-in-Ones whilst playing exhibition matches for the lower level competitions or warming up for Tour rounds.
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.
3. Basil – 2019, Pittwater 8th hole. A perfect fade 9 iron which landed right of the pin, and rolled up and around and back down into the hole!!! Brad, Cravo and Basil all jumped around like crazy bananas! Well done Bas
Cravo also lipped out for an albatross hole-in-one on the short 244m Par 4 final hole at coal valley links….
|Bas||70||Even Par||Elderslie Tas, April 2019 in lower tier event AND even par Lost Farm (blue tees) ON TOUR 2020|
|Leroy||81||+10||Huonville (Bash’n’Dash) 2018 ON TOUR. Also shot +10 at KBGC in 2017 and 2018|
|Felix||75||+7||Tea Tree (MM) 2018 ON TOUR and 77 (also +7) King Island GC (Wanderer) ON TOUR|
|Cravo||76||+4||Tasmania GC comp, Sept 2019|
|Ian||84||+12||Huonville (Bash’n’Dash) 2018 ON TOUR|
|Keithy||120||+48||Longford (Bash’n’Dash) 2015 ON TOUR|
|Matt Crawf||111||+39||Lost Farm (Lost Bougle) 2017 ON TOUR|
|Dr Gaz||127||+56||Barny (Lost Bougle) 2017 ON TOUR|
|Mr Sexy||84||+12||Launceston GC in lower tier event, 90’s.|
Wynyard GC (Wanderer) 2019 ON TOUR
|Jig||74||+2||RACV Cape Schanck (Wanderer) 2016 ON TOUR|
|Darvis||106||+34||NWB Feb 2017 social round|
|Poolie||133||+63||Orford GC (BashnDash) ON TOUR|
Bas 5.4 (April 2018)
Cravo 11.7 (2019)
Mr Pants 15(?)
Tim J 20.6
Matt L 27(?)
Matt C, Dr Gaz 36