World's Youngest Golfer set world record by Eleanor Gamble

World's Youngest Golfer set world record by Eleanor Gamble.At five years old, Eleanor Gamble has become one of the youngest golfers to achieve every player's lifetime ambition of sinking a hole in one.

The 3ft 5in youngster managed to drive her ball 86 yards over a lake, round a bunker and straight into a cup on the par three hole - to rapturous applause from fellow golfers.

She was playing in a juniors contest with her brother Jacob, ten, at Cambridge Lakes golf course on Thursday.

From her home in nearby West Wratting today, Eleanor said: 'I was very excited.

'I am going to keep playing golf, and see if I will be better than my brother.'

Her mother Wendy, 39, a dental hygienist, told how Eleanor took up golf two years ago.

'She doesn't have much idea how incredible this is,' she said.

'She will realise more when she grows up.'

Her father David Gamble, 34, said Eleanor is still walking around in a daze.

'She keeps saying "I can't believe I got a hole-in-one",' said Mr Gamble.

'We had her great grandparents over from Ireland and we took them to the course to show off our son Jacob who is 10.

'He is really quite good but Eleanor has stolen his limelight.'

Mr Gamble said that when Eleanor started off she was just aiming to get to the other side of a stretch of water on the hole.

'There were about 15 people on the tee watching,' said Mr Gamble.

'She got the ball over the water and then it hopped over a bunker and someone shouted that she had got it in. We were all quite speechless really.

'I think she might have broken a record because the youngest female hole-in-one golfer listed on the Guinness World Records website is by an eight-year-old from America.

'Eleanor has smashed the record by three years. We submitted an application and now we're waiting to hear back from them.

'We are all very proud of her, especially her brother Jacob who plays for the county.'

Owner of Cambridge Lakes, a nine-hole, par three course, Bob Barnes added: 'We get plenty of hole-in-ones because all of our holes are a par three so they are within range.

'I've been at the club for 10 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened though. It is incredible.'
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