Friday, February 25, 2011

Sometimes the Golf Gods Smile on You

My pal Lloyd Cole is Down Under touring with his band the Small Ensemble, this after playing to packed houses and garnering wonderful reviews during a couple of European Tours.

Lloyd, with a handicap in the single digits, loves the game of golf and course architecture and is known for doing what he can to make sure he tees it up while on the road. In the world rankings of musician golfers that Golf Digest magazine compiles, he is consistently in the top 15.

So it was no surprise to learn that Lloyd found his way to Barnbougle Dunes while in Australia. The course, in 2009 ranked the 43rd best in the world by Golf Magazine, is co-designed by Tom Doak and Australian architect Mike Clayton, a friend of Lloyd. Lloyd is also a big fan of Doak's work.

What is surprising is that Lloyd aced the par-3 16th. On Facebook, he posted this photo of him retrieving his golf ball from the cup. No details, however, on what he hit for a club.

Congratulations to him and I hope he has more aces up his sleeve. He will be giving me more strokes the next time we play.

1 comment:

  1. Only played Barnbougle once (magic) and stood atop a lookout next to the tee at the 16th to look at the new course "Lost Farm" over the causeway and as my mate Matt and I turned to watch 3 guys tee off one holed the 16th from the tee. The pin is blind over a mound so we saw it and he didnt believe us until he did just what Lloyd did-bend down and pick it out. Congrats mate.