Since golf resumed in May last year after the first initial imposition of Covid-19 restrictions, there have been no fewer than 19 cards returned by golfers at the course with an ace on them.
Last year’s tally of nine was thought to be unprecedented by all at the club. But when Gordon Smith notched up an ace by holing a shot at the 11th hole last week, it took this year’s tally into double figures – and the overall to 19 in just 14 months.
Incredibly, two of the aces were returned by the same player – Davie Cuthbert – in the space of just a month.
Also on the club’s 2021 roll of honour is Jim Paton, whose hole-in-one was the 12th of his career.
Completing the list of Kirkintilloch aces are James Black, James Brown, John Hood, John McGavin, Gordon Gardner and Marc Smith.