Aces just par for the course for pauline
PAULINE Lambert-Barker described it as a “fluky shot.”
The Moura golfer hit the rarest of shots that all weekend warriors seek - a hole in one - at the Biloela Golf Club ladies Open Golf Championships on Saturday.
Competing in A grade, with a handicap of 14, Lambert-Barker teed off on the 98-metre, par 3, 8th hole, and said she knew she hit it well.
A ridge blocked her view of the hole from the tee, and as Lambert-Barker and her playing partners approached the green, a spotter told them her ball was in the cup.
“That's going to help my score,” Lambert-Barker thought at the time.
“I played terrible golf - a one looked really funny on my card.
I had one fluky shot all day - on number 8.”
“My playing partners were more excited than I was,” she admitted.
“The others said to me you didn't jump up and down and run around.”
That's because it's not the Moura woman's first hole in one - she also has three times on her home course.
“I think they are the biggest fluke going,” Lambert-Barker said of her holes in one.
She didn't let her poor form at the Biloela open discourage her, as she grabbed the clubs to compete at Wowan the next day in a competition where she was runner-up.
With four holes in one, Lambert-Barker's more than your average weekend hacker.
She took golf up 22 years ago when her husband Kevin, who works at the Dawson Mine, started playing.
“It was something we could do together.”
After more than two decades, Lambert-Barker loves the game.
“Now I play more than my husband does.
“I love the challenge of trying to do better each time and see how my shots improve.”
Lambert-Barker plays at most local tournaments as well as the weekly hit out at Moura on Thursdays.
This housewife-turned-hole-in-one wonder has the swing to take on anyone!