By PHILIP CHANDLER
Queenstown golfer Kerry Harper’s scored what’s surely a rare claim to fame – a lockdown hole-in-one.
With golf still in the grip of Covid-19 Level 3 restrictions last Saturday, including a raised cup in place of the normal hole, Harper aced the 105-metre fourth at Arrowtown’s The Hills, while in a playing bubble with her hubby, Alan.
She says “unfortunately, probably technically it doesn’t count”.
“But it was enough to count for us ‘cos it would have definitely got in the hole.
“I was absolutely thrilled.”
Harper’s only other hole-in-one, at Invercargill’s Queens Park, came 44 years ago, when she was just 16, shortly before she debuted for Southland.
With fellow golfers in short supply last Saturday, she didn’t have to worry about the traditional ‘shout’.
Fortunately, however, she got to pop bubbles afterwards in her bubble, including daughter Sarena Glass and her family.
Meantime, Queenstown’s Jack’s Point’s offering a free round to any golfer keen to get on the greens – optional cart hire will cost $20.
Locals can book a second round, priced at $95, cart included.
The offer runs from this coming Monday till June 7.