Girl, nine, records hole-in-one

a nine-year-old Welsh girl recorded a hole-in-one to help her claim victory at the Great Britain and Ireland Golf Society Junior Masters

Hole in One

A nine-year-old Welsh wizard recorded a hole-in-one en route to victory in the girls category of the Great Britain and Ireland Golf Society Junior Masters.

Ffion Tynan started with a par at Gog Magog Golf Course in Cambridgeshire before reaching the 153-yard par-3 second hole.

Her ball landed just short of the green, dodged a bunker, rolled up the putting surface and hit the flag before dropping into the cup.

Understandably thrilled, the Pontypridd Golf Club junior lost her rhythm over the next five holes, and dropped five shots to fall way down the field.

She regained her composure, however, and embarked on a scintillating back-nine run, notching six birdies and an eagle to edge out under-13 England International Jade Guest on countback.

During the half-term period, Ffion also booked her place at next year's Callaway World Junior Championship in San Diego.

She will also be working hard this winter to prepare herself for the 2013 European Championships, held in Scotland next May.

On top of everything else, the talented youngster has been named in the Wales Nursey Squad.  

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x