Innerleithen golfer, 83, celebrates her first hole-in-one

AN 83-YEAR-OLD golfer is celebrating her first hole-in-one after more than 40 years of playing the sport.

Kim Robertson, of Innerleithen, became hooked on the game as a young girl, but last week she had an experience she’ll never fore-get.

She shot her ace on Innerleithen Golf Course’s fifth hole – ‘The Hill Hole’ – which is renowned as a challenge, as you tee off up a very steep hill and the hole isn’t visible.

The glorious stroke happened during a nine-hole friendly game with Kaye Sutherland and Lorna Ramage.

The ladies teed off and went to play their shots, but Kim was at a loss as to where her ball had gone as it was nowhere in sight.

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Innerleithen Golf Club’s Debby Strain said: “After searching everywhere, they finally noticed the ball was in the hole.

“They were all absolutely ecstatic and Kaye shouted to us all that Kim had got a hole-in-one.

“The whole club is absolutely delighted for Kim and she has had congratulations from all over the country and from all her friends.”

Kim plays three times a week and still competes in competitions.

Her name is displayed many times on the winner’s board in the clubhouse.

Debby added: “All the ladies at Innerleithen Golf Club hold Kim in the highest regard and congratulate her on this amazing achievement.

“We plan to celebrate her achievement at our ladies Christmas lunch if the COVID guidelines allow us to do so.”

Achieving a hole-in-one is a lifelong goal for players, and for golfer Kim, it took 43 years, but nonetheless, she’s feeling tee-rific!

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