First hole-in-one for 11-year-old earns a puppy

The young girl found the hole from 109 yards over a water hazard

The young girl conquered a 109 yard hole to win her prize.

A hole-in-one. A thing of beauty and among one of many things we don't normally need an incentive to achieve on the golf course.

The kudos of nailing a par 5, escaping from a difficult lie or draining a putt from 20 ft is more than enough for those of us who still harbour a misguided dream of winning the Masters.

However, 11-year-old Chloe did get a rather special incentive to make a hole-in-one at a golf club in Kentucky earlier this year.

Chloe's father told his daughters that a puppy would be theirs if they could ace a hole at Clear Creek Golf Center in Shelbyville.

This would be a big ask even for an experienced golfer, who might be satisfied with merely landing the ball to within 6 feet.

Yet, Chloe had other ideas.

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She and her sister, Jenna, are recorded lining up attempts on the 105 yard hole 5, but neither, despite meticulous set-ups, can find the cup.

They moved on to hole 6, where Chole started to work her magic.

She launched her shot towards the pin, over the water and watched it roll in from 15 ft, much to her delight and, we suspect, her father's disbelief.

With the 109 yard hole conquered, we take our hats off and hope this inspires those among us who are yet to complete such a worthy feat.

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.