Mar 29, 2012
Allan Border hits ‘Hole-in-one’ at Hamilton Island
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.