Striker Harry scores on golf course

PROFESSIONAL footballer Harry Bunn described it as “beginner’s luck” after scoring a hole-in-one at Stamford Golf Club.

The Grotton-based former Manchester City striker scored his ace at the 175-yard 16th hole with a six iron during a game with mates.

Harry, 28, whose current club is York City, was unaware he had holed from the tee as it was a blind green.

Harry Bunn

He said: “I knew the ball would be near the green, but there was no sign of it.

“I walked past the hole thinking the I had overhit it but one of the lads saw it in the hole.

“There were a few cheers, and it was a great feeling, though I put it down to beginner’s luck.”

Uppermill-raised Harry, whose handicap is 26, added it would have been nice to see the ball disappear into the hole.

“I have been left to wonder whether it if rolled in, went straight in or was just pot-luck,” he said.

“I am not getting carried away as I am nowhere near where I want my golf to be.”

He had been playing with his friends on Easter Monday, admitting conditions were far from ideal as it was snowing when they teed off at 7.20am.

Harry, who most successful spell of his career were the three years spent at Huddersfield Town, only took up golf last summer.

He said: “When the initial lockdown ended, golf was one of the first sports you were able to play.

“My old mates from Saddleworth School and I decided to join Stamford and it was something to do to get out of the house.

“We have all got the bug and it has been great as it helps takes everyone’s minds off what has been going on during the pandemic as we can see each other.”

Golf has helped Harry whose first season at York City has been disrupted by Covid-19 which forced the National League North campaign to be abandoned.

He was seen at Churchill Playing Fields doing workouts to keep fit, sometimes with brother Tom who plays for Saddleworth United in the Huddersfield League.

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