Whanganui ChronicleWhanganui golfer hits his fourth hole-in-one at Castlecliff31 May, 2021 05:00 AM2 minutes to readLewis Ibell's first hole in one at Castlecliff came in 1977. Photo / Bevan ConleyLewis Ibell's first hole in one at Castlecliff came in 1977. Photo / Bevan ConleyBy Mike Tweed Multimedia JournalistVIEW PROFILEWhanganui golfer Lewis Ibell scored his fourth hole in one over the weekend, meaning he has now completed the feat on all four of the par-3 holes on the Castlecliff course. Ibell said his latest Ace, on the ninth, came after he had lost his ball on the previous hole. "I had an air shot on the one after as well," Ibell said."I'd gone up against a fence and I thought I'd try to take a fancy shot. I really should have just taken a drop, because I missed the ball by about two feet."It was one extreme to the other."Ibell, who plays of a 5 handicap, said his first hole in one came in 1977."I started playing golf when I was 9 or 10, and I got my first one (hole in one) when I was still at school."That was the on the fourth, then I waited 30 odd years for the next one.AdvertisementAdvertise with NZME."In 2010 I got one on hole 13, and hole 15 came in 2006."The club had presented him with a trophy each time, Ibell said, with the latest to be presented on Sunday."I just went out with my stepson and a couple of mates, and that was only my second game in six weeks or so.Ibell began playing at Castlecliff when he was 9 years old. Photo / Bevan Conley"Everybody says you play to get it in the hole, but I think it's just luck, really. You either have a bit of it, or you don't."Ibell said he didn't fancy his chances of repeating the feat on a par-4."I'm probably getting a bit too old for that. I don't hit the ball far enough."I go around in a golf cart too, I don't even walk these days. I went from carrying my bag for years to cart golf.He would be back on the course for an Ambrose tournament on Sunday, Ibell said.AdvertisementAdvertise with NZME."That's always a good fun day, and a chance to have a few beers."Now it's somebody else's turn to get a hole in one. I've got mates who still haven't got one, so hopefully they'll be next."