IF Kenny Rogers’ five decades at the top of the country music charts has taught us all anything, it’s to know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em.
Well, Peter Mitchell knows when to hole ‘em.
Last Sunday during the Cowra Open, the Duntryleague gun nailed his fifth hole in one to now own a collection of aces The Gambler himself would be envious of.
Taking home the prize of a brand new motorised golf cart supplied by Jim Morgan and Morgan Chamberlain and Associates insurance company in Cowra, Mitchell said snagging another hole in one was the furthest thing from his mind when he began the 27-hole Cowra Open last Sunday.
“I just thought ‘yeah, whatever you reckon’,” Mitchell said when he heard about the golf cart prize.
“You don’t think about those sort of things. But when it went in the hole someone mentioned it to me that (the 14th) was the hole the golf cart was on.
“It was just bizarre.”
Mitchell first encountered the 159 metre 14th earlier in the 27-hole open and decided to use his six iron.
That tee shot fell short of the hole.
So, when faced with the 14th again later in his round, and on this occasion against a harsher head wind, Mitchell’s preferred weapon of choice was his five iron.
The shot landed about five feet short of the whole then went in the cup after the first bounce.
“It’s nothing new,” Mitchell laughed.
“It was into the wind, so I hit one more club and that was it. Bang, straight in.”
So, could Mitchell’s playing partners Mark Fliedner, Jamie Ash and Paul Collis believe it?
“They had to, they saw it,” he smiled.
“Plus the group on the next hole saw it too.”
Cowra golfer Peter Kirwan won the 27-hole Cowra Open, ahead of Duntryleague’s Rob Parfett.