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Ace golfer Bob Adams (71) knocks in his TENTH hole-in-one at Moray Golf Club over 50-year career then watches playing partner hole his tee shot just days later

By Craig Christie

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When it comes to holing tee shots, Moray golfer Bob Adams is an ace marksman.

Elgin based golfer, Bob Adams, got his 10th hole in one at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth. ..Picture: Beth Taylor.
Elgin based golfer, Bob Adams, got his 10th hole in one at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth. ..Picture: Beth Taylor.

The retired teacher, from Elgin, scored a remarkable tenth hole-in-one of his 50-year golfing career at Moray Old Course 15th last week.

Since scoring his first ace at Ellon five decades ago, the 71-year-old has managed six more at the Lossiemouth links - including two at the same hole - and one each at Spey Bay, Cruden Bay and Garmouth & Kingston Golf Clubs.

And a few days after taking his own hole-in-one tally into double figures at Moray, his luck rubbed off on to playing partner Mark Atherton who aced Moray's New Course 17th, watched by the master himself.

"People will be queueing up to play with me now, won’t they," Bob joked.

"I don't know what the secret is. If the ball goes in it’s lucky.

"You can have a good shot, two feet from the pin and it doesn’t go in. Mine seem to go in."

Bob emulated the achievement of Garmouth & Kingston member Maxi Grant, who also scored ten aces on his home course in recent years.

However the Moray golfers have a long way to go to match the world record holder for holes-in-one, as Bob explained.

"My daughter looked up the record and it’s something like 59 - I don’t think I’ll make that somehow!" he said.

He said his golfing days began as a teenager and he was still a relative rookie when he scored his first ace at Ellon.

The 11-handicapper has twice managed to ace Moray's 4th (Old Course) as well as four others at the Lossiemouth club.

But he didn't see his seven-wood tee shot go in for his tenth and latest master stroke.

"The other three were playing white balls and when we went up on the green, we saw the three white balls but no sign of my yellow ball.

" I knew I had hit a good shot and one of the other boys looked in the hole - and there it was."

With such a prolific hit rate, maybe Bob's 11th hole-in-one isn't far away but he added: "Maybe I should just quit while I'm ahead!"

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