It’s double delight for Rocca after hole-in-one heroics

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Golf

Junior golfer George Rocca had a two reasons to celebrate at Little Hay Golf Club on Saturday as he scored his first hole in one at the par-three fourth and clinched victory for his team.

George’s ace was scored while playing in an all-sections team for Little Hay’s Doughty Cup – with the result of the competition decided on count-back.

The Little Hay Doughty Cup winners Ant Monger, George Rocca, Linda Reeve and Hugh McCowan

The Little Hay Doughty Cup winners Ant Monger, George Rocca, Linda Reeve and Hugh McCowan

The team of Rocca, Ant Monger, Linda Reeve and Hugh McCowan came out on top ahead of Jackie Pearson, Robbie McIvor and Martin Evans who had to be content with second place.

Rocca, 13, lives in Chesham and has been playing golf at Little Hay since his father took him there at a very young age.

Last year he was selected for the Herts County Academy where he was coached by Lee Jordan, the PGA professional at Little Hay. He has now moved up to the county U14 squad .

Meanwhile, the Little Hay senior men held their trophy presentation on Thursday following the November Stableford competition.

The Summer Eclectic Trophy was won by Phil Joslin, the John Bidgeway Greensomes went to Percy Picton and Joslin, the Order of Merit winner was Eddie Theobald, and Frank Klimaszewski took the Three-Club Trophy.

In the Seniors’ Stableford, Division One was won by Tim Farrow with 40 points, and John Ridgewell came second with 39.

Division Two went to Chris Jarman with 37 points, ahead of runner-up Ron Goodfellow with 36.