Ace! Double joy for young golfers


By Kirsty Topping


TWO golf-mad youngsters scored an unique double when they both hit their first hole-in-one – on the same day, at the hole with consecutive shots.

Friends Ross Roger and John Downie, both 13, hit the fairways to celebrate the start of the summer holidays – and were

“stunned’ by their one-in-a-million feat.

Ross said:

“We couldn’t believe it and just stood staring at each other for ages. Then we burst out laughing.

“I teed off first and was amazed when the ball rolled into the cup.

“But for john to then go and do exactly the same straight after me is totally unreal. “

John added:

“I was shocked enough when Ross’s shot went in – in was the first time I’d ever seen anyone hit a hole-in-one.

“When I lined up to take my shot, I never dared hope the same would happen. I hit it well and knew it was a good shot – but for it to also go in is unbelievable.

“It’s the first time either of us has had a hole-in-one – to get them together is great. “

The boys hit their double on the 15th hole at Clober Golf Club in Milngavie and had a fair number of disbelievers at the clubhouse.

Luckily they had been out with the club’s boys’ vice captain Cameron Niven, who witnessed their stunning drives.

He said:

“I couldn’t believe it. I was up third and they were a hard act to follow – it’s a pity I couldn’t make it a hat-trick. “

Too young to buy the traditional bottle of spirits for the clubhouse themselves, the boys’ dads had to fork out instead.

Clober Golf Club’s resident professional Gary McFarlane added:

“I’ve been a pro for 19 years and never heard of anything like this anywhere – it really is a remarkable occurrence.’Many golfers go through their whole lives and never hit a hole-in-one. Ross and John are both great young golfers, really dedicated and fully deserving of such an amazing event. “