Posted by: Rolf | March 16, 2013

Double Holes-In-One

Friends. Bob and Jeff were playing a 'fourball' match at Queens Park Golf Club, Bournemouth

Friends. Bob and Jeff were playing a four ball match at Queens Park Golf Club, Bournemouth

Two golfers beat the estimated odds of a “million-to-one” to hit consecutive “Holes-In-One” on the same hole just seconds apart.

Amateurs Bob Wood, 75, and Jeff Roberts, 60, both “aced” the 157-yard par three 17th hole at Queens Park Golf Club, Bournemouth, Dorset.

It is one of the rarest achievements in golfing, eluding even the best professionals in the game.

The two pensioners had been competing against two other players in a “four ball” match. Bob, a retired property speculator, was first to tee off and struck his ball with a nine wood club towards the flag 157 yards away but because the green is elevated, they couldn’t see how his ball ended up.

Jeff then struck an eight-iron straight at the flag and the pair marched up the hill towards the hole after the other two players had hit their shots.

Bob, who has a handicap of 16, said: I hit my tee shot first and one of the guys said “oh, that could be quite close.” Jeff went straight after me and the same chap said “…and that’s even closer.”

One of the guys on the 18th tee which is right next to the green then came into view with his arms waving and shouting it was a “hole-in-one” but we didn’t know which one.

Jeff, a semi-retired roofing contractor, said: “We walked up to the green and saw two balls on it. I thought my ball had gone over the back because I couldn’t see it.”

Two Hole in Ones

Two Hole in Ones

One of our opponents then walked up to the flag and said there were two balls in the hole.

Bob Wood (left) and Jeff Roberts immediately after they discovered they had achieved one of the rarest moves in golf

Bob Wood (left) and Jeff Roberts immediately after they discovered they had achieved one of the rarest shots in golf.

The pair slapped each other on the back before finishing and winning their game.

Jeff, who has a handicap of six, added: “In amateur golf it is tradition to buy a round of drinks in the clubhouse when you get a hole-in-one and there were 14 of us there, but luckily Bob and I split the bill.”

See you at the first tee…

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