Perfect gold shot witnessed

'Shot of the year'

'Shot of the year'

THE ONE AND ONLY: Danny Boyle picks his ball out of the hole after the perfect shot on the par-3 fifth hole at Gisborne Park last weekend. It was Boyle’s first hole-in-one. Picture by Brad Reynolds

ONE Boyle hit the perfect shot.

Another Boyle saw it.

And both reacted in similar fashion at Gisborne Park Golf Club last week.

“Shot of the year,” Danny Boyle said after firing a 7-iron-hit ball from the fifth tee into the hole 141 metres away on Saturday.

“Fluked it,” he added.

“Didn’t see it,” he added to that.

But son Zane did.

Playing in the group in front, oh Danny Boyle’s boy watched as the ball cleared the bunker, hit the slope and rolled up and into the hole.

‘When I hit it, I thought, ‘That should be pretty good’,” Boyle senior said.

“Tom (Reynolds, who was playing with him) said, ‘That’s going to be close, bro’.”

Boyle junior indicated how near, raising his arms and shouting out, “yeeeaaaaahhhh”.

“Zane put his hands in the air, I put my hands in the air.”

It was a Kodak family moment.

Golf is the main sport nowadays for former Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 squad member, High School Old Boys club man and representative rugby player Boyle, who notched nearly 50 games for Poverty Bay and about 10 for Wairarapa Bush at fullback or first five-eighth.

He’s a natural sportsman so it’s no surprise the Summit Forestry forest manager is pretty good with a club too, having won a couple of intermediate club championship titles.

A sweet striker of the ball, he has ranged from a nine to a 12 handicap in the past few years.

Zane getting into the game proper — he won the junior men’s club championship last year — has enhanced the old man’s interest but he is quick to point out who rules the roost (other than wife Carla).

“I’m still better than the boy at this stage but I can feel him breathing down my neck.”

When asked if the ace was the highlight of his golfing career, Boyle was adamant.

“Nope. I just love getting out there.”

Boyle celebrated his feat in appropriate 19th-hole style.

ONE Boyle hit the perfect shot.

Another Boyle saw it.

And both reacted in similar fashion at Gisborne Park Golf Club last week.

“Shot of the year,” Danny Boyle said after firing a 7-iron-hit ball from the fifth tee into the hole 141 metres away on Saturday.

“Fluked it,” he added.

“Didn’t see it,” he added to that.

But son Zane did.

Playing in the group in front, oh Danny Boyle’s boy watched as the ball cleared the bunker, hit the slope and rolled up and into the hole.

‘When I hit it, I thought, ‘That should be pretty good’,” Boyle senior said.

“Tom (Reynolds, who was playing with him) said, ‘That’s going to be close, bro’.”

Boyle junior indicated how near, raising his arms and shouting out, “yeeeaaaaahhhh”.

“Zane put his hands in the air, I put my hands in the air.”

It was a Kodak family moment.

Golf is the main sport nowadays for former Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 squad member, High School Old Boys club man and representative rugby player Boyle, who notched nearly 50 games for Poverty Bay and about 10 for Wairarapa Bush at fullback or first five-eighth.

He’s a natural sportsman so it’s no surprise the Summit Forestry forest manager is pretty good with a club too, having won a couple of intermediate club championship titles.

A sweet striker of the ball, he has ranged from a nine to a 12 handicap in the past few years.

Zane getting into the game proper — he won the junior men’s club championship last year — has enhanced the old man’s interest but he is quick to point out who rules the roost (other than wife Carla).

“I’m still better than the boy at this stage but I can feel him breathing down my neck.”

When asked if the ace was the highlight of his golfing career, Boyle was adamant.

“Nope. I just love getting out there.”

Boyle celebrated his feat in appropriate 19th-hole style.

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