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One golfer’s stroke of bad luck

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Greenbushes man Bevan Mills will do anything for a good golf shot, as seen by his tree-climbing antics at the Greenbushes Golf Club on October 4.
Camera IconGreenbushes man Bevan Mills will do anything for a good golf shot, as seen by his tree-climbing antics at the Greenbushes Golf Club on October 4. Credit: Mick Andrews / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

It was a stroke of bad luck for a Bridgetown man that saw him climbing a tree at a golf course last week.

Bevan Mills was participating in Greenbushes Golf Club’s stroke competition on October 4 when his ball got stuck in the fork of a tree.

“My day had been going from bad to worse already,” he said.

“Two holes before that I had lost a ball.”

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As a result of the bad day, when a drive on the 12th hole landed his ball in the tree, Mills made the decision to play on from his unusual tee.

Mills had watched the ball travel down the fairway, bounce and then land in the tree.

“In a stroke, every shot counts,” he said.

“So I took my putter, climbed the tree, took another shot and carried on.”

Mills said while nothing like that had ever happened to him before, it had been easy enough to climb the tree to take the shot.

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