Willie Hartnett, a current committee member at Ballykisteen Golf Club, just outside Tipperary Town, had the honour of recording the first ace of 2012 at the parkland course last weekend. The 13 handicapper sent a crisp 7 iron right down the tracks at the 158 yard 15th hole and couldn’t believe his luck as the ball dropped in to a very welcoming hole.
A seasoned golfer, Willie played on the club’s Pierse Purcell team last year which got to the Munster final. He also won the singles matchplay in Ballykisteen last year.
Looks like it could be another great year ahead for Willie.