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WATCH: Novice golfer hits hole in one at Beauly golf course


By Louise Glen

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Cammy MacMilan hits a hole in one.
Cammy MacMilan hits a hole in one.

As soon as golf clubs around the Highlands reopened, one teenager showed the rest of us how it is done.

Playing at Aigas Golf Course near Beauly, Cammy Macmillan (19), a novice player who has not lifted a club since last August, got a hole in one on one of the course's most challenging holes last Sunday.

Cammy, from Kiltarlity, said it was all down to good luck. The self-employed grounds worker said: "I haven't lifted a golf club since last August, and I was out after the restrictions were lifted with my step-dad Si and my brother Ronan.

"I thought at first I had lost the ball, but it was a hole in one. I could hardly believe it.

Cammy MacMilan hits a hole in one.
Cammy MacMilan hits a hole in one.

"It was just good luck, the only credit I can really take is for hitting the golf ball in the first place.

"I have only been playing golf for about a year. I took it up to help me relax, and I really enjoy it."

Alice Masheter, from Aigas Golf Course, said: "The risk of driving across the Beauly River on our sixth hole paid off for Cammy.
"He’s only been playing for a year and thought he had lost a ball after this cracking drive – only to discover it was a hole in one!

"The hole is notoriously difficult and there are two ways to play it – over the river or around. So many people drive into the river that I have even been out to dive for golf balls.

"I can't remember anyone ever getting a hole in one on this hole, and if they have, they have not told us about it."

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