Shot of a Lifetime: Australian Golfer Makes Hole-in-One Just Before His 100th Birthday

By Peyton Phillips October 19, 2021
Australian golfer Hugh Brown made a hole-in-one just two months shy of his 100th birthday and 61 years after his first ace.

Hugh Brown has been golfing for over six decades, and he finally hit his best shot just shy of his 100th birthday. 

Typically, the correct golfing etiquette is to wait for the group in front of you to finish on the green before you hit your drive. But, Brown typically struggles to even make the green in one shot, so he teed off early with the group still on the green at the Indooroopilly Golf Club in Queensland, Australia. 

The group ahead of Brown began waving their hands, so he thought they were upset he had played before they were off the green. As he made his way down to ask where his ball was, he was in shock when the group pointed to the hole. He had made a hole-in-one on the 161-yard par-3 hole, just two months before his 100th birthday. This marked his first ace since 1960, putting an end to an astonishing dry spell. He is also the oldest Australian golfer to achieve the hole-in-one. 

In true fashion, Brown bought a round of drinks for his companions, as is customary after hitting a hole-in-one. The group is called “Old and Bold,” and they play together three times per week.

This round of drinks cost Brown less than it did the last time he hit the ace. “I think it cost me 15 pounds ($337.73 USD in 1960) which was a lot of money in those days,” he said.

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