YOUNG gun Mark Hewlett had the top brass at Gaudet Luce Golf Club thumbing the record books after landing his first hole-in-one.

The 11-year-old is thought to be the youngest to achieve the feat at the Hadzor venue’s Phoenix course and it follows a highly successful year for the emerging talent.

He landed the shot on the sixth hole, adding to the home trophy he collected earlier in the campaign and an unbroken record of appearances in team matches which have resulted in two finals.

hole in one kid

Before turning 11, Hewlett turned out for Worcestershire under 14s team and captained the under 12s which father Mark senior said had been his “proudest moment” prior to the hole-in-one.

Those exploits and assistance from coach Russell Adams have helped his son to cut his handicap from 21 to 16.

“Seeing the pure emotion he showed when holing out, it surely had to be a moment he will never forget,” said Mark senior.





Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Gaudet Luce – Major host

This is a modern golf and leisure complex that doesn’t like to sit still and the steady growth in popularity of the club since its opening in 1995 has enabled the family ownership to put investment back into the course and facilities.

125 years – South Staffs GC

The South Staffordshire Club is always a special visit. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Wolverhampton, a traditional members club with a much admired parkland course that never fails to impress. Messrs Vardon, Colt, Braid and more recently Donald Steel have all played their parts in creating a layout that charms, teases and yields a low score very reluctantly.