Wagga Country Club member John Broster celebrates a rare hole-in-one

THAT'S ACE: John Broster after his hole-in-one at the Wagga Country Club on Wednesday. Picture: Chris Fox

THAT'S ACE: John Broster after his hole-in-one at the Wagga Country Club on Wednesday. Picture: Chris Fox

Wagga Country Club member John Broster might just be the only person to ever hit a hole-in-one at the club’s 15th.

Broster produced his moment of brilliance on Wednesday afternoon on a hole better known as a par five.

But with two other holes being repaired, golfers are playing a composite course layout.

The traditional 15th, for the time being, is a 148-metre par three.

With the pin towards the front of the green, Broster said his 8-iron shot felt good.

But the thought of an ace wasn’t on his mind.

“We knew it was close but from the tee you can’t see the green,” Broster said.

“I walked about 40 metres to leave my clubs for the next hole and couldn’t see my ball.

“But I’m a pessimist at heart so I thought I’d landed it short and it had rolled over the back.

“Then I checked all the bunkers first before I looked in the hole!”

Broster, 53, got serious about golf 17 years ago when he retired from cricket. He plays off a handicap of 11. 

Wednesday’s stroke of genius was his second hole-in-one, having enjoyed one five years ago on the 10th.

“It’s one of those things, you’ve got to convince yourself that it’s really happened,” he said.