Ex Southwell captain’s hole in one miracle

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A former ladies captain at Southwell’s Norwood Park Golf Club is celebrating after bagging a hole in one.

Lynne Inman, who plays off a handicap of 11.8, hit the dream shot on the par 3 12th hole of the course whilst competing in the club’ last Winter Pairs Order of Merit Competition.

Thrilled  Lynne said: “Getting a hole in one is probably the best feeling that you can have in golf, it is quite an emotional experience. 

“The shot was round about 100 yards down hill, the ball came off the club beautifully and looked good all the way, it pitched a couple of inches in front of the hole and dropped in on the second bounce. 

“This is my first but hopefully not my last hole in one.”

It is the latest success story to come out of the popular club, and follows onfrom the news that it has made the final three of 2014 England Golf Golfmark Club of the Year.

Norwood Park GC is nationally recognised for facilities that have shown outstanding contribution to junior & beginner golf, and has for the second year running been nominated for this national award

England Golf use Norwood as a ‘Best Practice’ example of Proprietary Clubs who are utilising England Golf/County Golf Partnership initiatives.

Matthew Bloor, sports development officer for Nottinghamshire Golf Partnership, said the nomination was a great reward for the hardwork put in at the club.

He said: “Norwood Park Golf Centre has shown to be one of the more pro-active clubs in Nottinghamshire since achieving GolfMark in 2010 & more recently the GolfMark High Achiever status Award.

“The success of the club has occurred through a huge amount of hard work, but also because of a rare ability to marry a business led approach with development at the heart of everything they do, which creates a warm and friendly atmosphere at the club

The Golf Foundation awarded Golf Roots Centre accreditation .

“The Centre has been nominated in the Newark & Sherwood Sports Awards ‘ Club of the Year’ for the past three years and Nottinghamshire County Council ‘Club of the Year’. Nottinghamshire County council awarded Olympic Legacy funding for a new short game practice area opening in late Summer 2014

“I have worked in Sports Development for nearly 10 years and Norwood Park Golf Centre is ‘far and away’ one of the best clubs I have ever worked with. They put the love of the game at the centre of all they do and in doing so have become a shining light for the region, the recent success of the Team members and individuals is outstanding”