Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island

Australian Cricket legend Alan Border celebrates his Hole-in-One on the 16th at Hamilton Island Golf Club

Australian cricketing legend Allan Border celebrates his Hole-in-One at the 16th Hole at Hamilton Island Golf Club

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Border re-living the moment every golfer dreams of!

Former Australian cricket captain (and legend) Allan Border,  demonstrated at Hamilton Island that his talents extend beyond the cricket pitch.

Whilst famous for his glorious square cuts whilst wielding the willow for his country, nowadays Border is more likely to be seen swinging  a golf club. And as you might expect, he’s pretty handy with the club in hand too.

Playing for the second consecutive day on the Peter Thomson-designed 18 hole championship layout, Border partnered fellow Australian cricketing legend, and former batting partner Dean Jones in a difficult 30-knot wind.

As he teed-off on the picturesque 16th Hole this morning, Border knew he’d struck the ball well.

“It was heading straight at the pin.  I actually lost sight of it, but when I saw one of the green-keepers jumping and waving on his mower,  I knew it had gone  in!”

Border was clearly thrilled with his effort as  Hamilton Island Golf Club presented him with a celebratory bottle of Moet & Chandon, and a commemorative certificate to sit pride-of-place on his already-full  mantelpiece.