Family knocks in two holes-in-one
By TANIA PHILLIPS
TO say it was a good day on the golf course yesterday for Kingscliff's McCulloch family would be a bit of an understatement.
The annual family Christmas golf get-together turned into a day of one-upmanship with veteran golfer Malcolm 'Mac' McCulloch shooting a hole in one on the seventh hole, par three on the River Course at Coolangatta-Tweed.
But he had hardly begun to brag about his success to his golfing companions, sons Tony and Rob and grandson Ryan, when the unthinkable happened - another hole-in-one.
Just three holes after his dad had sunk his first hole-in-one in his 40 years of golfing son Tony repeated the feat.
Tony, head chef at the Kingscliff bowls club, sent his ball 137 metres on the par three tenth hole for his first ace.
"I was just hoping to get it on the green," Mac said.
"I couldn't see it - but the boys saw it going in."
Mac said he could hear his family as they charted the progress of the ball on its journey into the hole.
Coolangatta-Tweed club captain Rod McLeod was also in shock after the effort.
"It is not too unusual for a hole-in-one but two hole-inones from the one family in the one day so close together that's amazing," he said.