ONE new member at Frilford Heath has pulled off a six

million-to-one shot.

Peter Hughes holed his second at the 480-yard par five sixth hole on the Red Course for one of golf’s rarest feats.

The 60-year-old from Wootton, who only rejoined Frilford a month ago, was stunned by the albatross – although he had no idea his 238-yard approach had gone in until reaching the green.

He said: “The drive wasn’t very good and I was in the semi rough.

“There are bunkers about 40 yards short of the green, so you have to land it over them and run it into the green.

“The lie was OK so I hit a four iron. It was nice and straight and I was just hoping it was on the green somewhere.

“We were walking down and one of my playing partners said I think it’s in the hole.

“I laughed it off, but once we got to the green you could see the ball poking out, because the cups are upside down now.

“It must have gone in on the final roll, or it would have bounced out.”

It continued a decent vein of form for Hughes, whose handicap has been slashed from ten to six in recent weeks.

“I was amazed,” he said.

“It’s such a rare bird.

“I’ve had a hole-in-one before, but an albatross is another level.”



Men’s June Stableford: 1 C Allen 41pts, 2 A Venney 39, 3 A Watson 38.

Ladies Founders Cup: 1 V Pitter 38pts, 2 K Tham 34, 3 A Kiltie 29.