April 20, 2010
Golfer to Score a Hole-in-One - Eleanor Gamble sets world
LONDON, UK -- Eleanor Gamble,
5, of West Wratting, Cambs, aced the 86-yard (78-metre) par-three
sixth hole at Cambridge Lakes golf course - setting the new
world record for the Youngest
Golfer to Score a Hole-in-One.
‘She got the ball over the water and then
it hopped over a bunker and someone shouted that she had got
it in,’ said her 34-year-old father, David. 'There were about
15 people on the tee watching,' said Mr Gamble.
previous Guinness world record holder for the Youngest
Golfer to Score a Hole-in-One was an eight-year-old
girl from America.
The 3ft 5in youngster managed to drive her
ball 86 yards over a lake, round a bunker and straight into
a cup on the par three hole - to rapturous applause from fellow
Eleanor was competing in an Easter Pairs
competition with her 10-year-old brother Jacob, who represents
the county at the under-12 level.
To make Eleanor's day even more special
she performed the stunt in front of her grandparents and great-grandmother,
who had travelled to Cambridgeshire from Ireland.
Eleanor said: 'I was very excited. 'I am
going to keep playing golf, and see if I will be better than
Her mother Wendy, 39, a dental hygienist, told
how Eleanor took up golf two years ago. 'She doesn't have
much idea how incredible this is,' she said. 'She will realise
more when she grows up.'
David, who runs his own pharmaceutical
firm, said: “She keeps saying ‘I can’t believe I got a hole-in-one’.
Bob Barnes, who owns the course in
Cambridge, said: ‘This is the first time anything like this
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April 20, 2010