After 32 years of playing golf Peter Watson has certainly hit a lot of balls.
But there is one strike which the 12 handicapper will remember for the rest of his life.
A perfectly struck 7-iron on the par-three sixth during the Saturday competition at Axedale Golf Club.
"It was a pure 7-iron and tracked to the pin straight off the bat," Watson said.
"It bounced 1.5m metres before the hole before it gently rolled in on its last couple of rotations and then just disappeared from sight."
The moment the ball rolled into the cup a loud roar of excitement from Watson and his playing partners echoed across Axedale GC's fairways.
"At that exact moment, I went nuts," Watson laughed.
"I was very euphoric, excited and incredibly happy as you just never really expect a hole-in-one to happen.
"There have been that many close calls in the past 32 years and now I've finally managed to do it."
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In addition to scoring the hole-in-one Watson also secured the men's A-Grade victory and was the winner of the first round of the Peter Nielsen Memorial with 40 points ahead of Garry Harrop (10) 39.
"I was playing pretty ordinarily at the beginning. We started on the back-nine where I finished with only 16 points," Watson said.
"I then came home at one-under on the front-nine which I was very happy with.
"You would expect with that much adrenaline running after a hole-in-one that you would stuff up the rest of the round, but I was able to keep it together."
Now that the first ace is in the bag Watson plans to keep playing for as long as he can.
"As long as I am out there swinging a club that's all that's important to me," he said.
"I love the challenge of golf and it's such a good way to test yourself as it's all in your head.
"You can have the best technique going around, but if you don't have it together mentally you are buggered."
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