Perfect shot a family trait for the Leslies

STU PIDDINGTON
Last updated 05:00 07/02/2013
Warren and Jack Leslie
MYTCHALL BRANSGROVE/Fairfax NZ
COMMON BOND: Father and son, Warren and Jack Leslie, have plenty to talk about after they both scored holes-in-one at the Pleasant Point Golf Club.

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Father and son holes-in-one are a bit of a rarity, especially when they come only 44 days apart.

That, however, was the case for Warren and Jack Leslie at the Pleasant Point Golf Club.

Jack was the first to play the perfect shot on the 156m, No 2 hole, just before Christmas.

The 15-year-old has only being playing golf three years but is already on an eight handicap and shows a mature head.

Warren, a Cave farmer, slotted his ace on the 163, No 8 hole.

Warren said he was more ecstatic when Jack struck the perfect shot, than for himself.

"It is still pretty cool we both got one."

Jack said he must have hit the pin pretty hard as they had a look around for it before looking in the hole.

"I was playing with my granddad Bernie [Wilson] who had just been made a life member [at Pleasant Point] so it was cool.

"He also got one, at Temuka about 10 years ago."

Jack said the shot helped him card a round of 76.

Warren, who also plays off an eight handicap, said he thought his shot looked close.

"I thought it was resting on the pin. I didn't believe it was in until I was right up there."

Unlike his son, the hole-in-one didn't help his round, which he joked got progressively worse.

Warren said he had played on and off for about 30 years but got serious once he got married.

"That sounds bad but my wife, Andrea, comes from Pleasant Point, so it was handy to the course."

The father-son rivalry will continue, but perhaps only for a short time.

Warren pointed out he has a 0.2 better handicap than his son.

"I'm only clinging to that at the moment though."

Jack said his next goal is to go below his father and then see what happens.

"I love golf, but hockey as well."

A year 11 student at Timaru Boys' High School, he has just been named in the first XI hockey team for the first time, showing he is pretty handy while it comes to swinging a club or stick.

"I'm pretty committed to my sport but school work as well."

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- The Timaru Herald

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