After 80 years, hole in one is David's perfect fluke
David Winch is calling it the perfect fluke.
Eighty years after first playing golf, he got his first hole in one - during a round to celebrate his 90th birthday.
What’s more, there were three other generations of his family there to see it.
David, from Bosham, plays once a week at Goodwood and took a family group along for a round to mark his milestone birthday.
His feat came on the par-three eighth hole on the Downs course with a tee shot of around 150 yards.
David said: “We’re calling it the perfect fluke. I suppose there couldn’t have been a better time to get a hole in one.
“There were eight of us playing in two groups of four. I hit my tee shot and although I could see the flag, I couldn’t see the hole.
“But my daughter-in-law, who was up ahead, started jumping up and down and shouting “It’s gone in, it’s gone in”. I thought they were pulling my leg, but they weren’t.”
Golf at Goodwood recognised David’s achievement when general manager Stuart Gillett presented him with a bottle of champagne. He also received a letter of congratluation from the Earl of March.
“I’ve been playing golf since I was ten,” David added. “It’a my principal sport and a number of other members of my family play too. I still play nine holes a week with a friend.”
But after taking 80 years to hole his first ace, David joked he wouldn’t be holding his breath waiting for the next one...