WHEN Gary Miller had to withdraw from his Badgemore Park match against Winter Hill his first thought for a replacement
WHEN Gary Miller had to withdraw from his Badgemore Park match against Winter Hill his first thought for a replacement was his 14-year-old son Callum.
Callum had previously played in club competitions but never in a men’s inter-club match. Without any hesitation, Callum accepted the challenge and played in the home game for Badgemore Park on Sunday.
The match was all square as Miller and his partner, Brent Levitt, stood on the tee for the 17th par three which was playing to about 160 yards. With encouragement from Levitt, Miller stroked a six iron which flew high and straight, hit the green and gently rolled into the cup for his first ever hole in one.
The teenager’s ace helped him and Levitt to win their match which in turn helped Badgemore Park to a 6-0 win over Winter Hill thereby retaining the Winbad trophy that they won last year.
After the game, Badgemore Park match captain Paul Woollard led a well-deserved toast to Miller from the assembled Badgemore Park and Winter Hill players.