Golf's return brings double hole-in-one delight at Clober

Two aces on same day at Milngavie course

Stuart Gallagher after making his hole-in-one at the ninth at Clober
Stuart Gallagher after making his hole-in-one at the ninth at Clober

Scottish golfers may have been unable to match Ed Sandison's feat a fortnight earlier of recording a hole-in-one with his first shot south of the border after the coronavirus lockdown.

But there was double delight at Clober Golf Club on the day Scottish courses reopened as Stuart Gallagher and Alan Gillies both hit aces at the Milngavie venue.

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Gallagher was the first to have cause for celebration as he holed out with a rescue club at the 141-yard ninth hole in the morning.

Alan Gillies celebrates after emulating the feat at the 15th hole at the Milngavie course

Then, later in the day, Gillies emulated the feat at the 153-yard 15th, reportedly with an 8-iron.

"We have quite a history of holes in one at Clober," said club pro Gary McFarlane.

"We have had a man get two in a row. We also had a group where both players got one at the same hole.

"In addition, our vice captain, who recently had a heart transplant, got a hole in one whilst playing with his son in a medal who had holed in one the previous day at the same hole.

"And now yesterday with Stuart and Alan on the day the course reopened. Amazing."

Sandison's spectacular return to a golf course after a seven-week shutdown of venues in the UK came at Styal Golf Club in Cheshire.

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