Blind golfer scores hole-in-one in Britain's 'luckiest course'

London, July 25 (ANI): An elderly blind golfer and a 12-year-old boy are reportedly two of the six players who have scored a hole-in-one in the space of just two weeks on the 'luckiest course in Britain'.

According to the Daily Express, the Cleobury Mortimer golf course in Worcestershire, England, saw four of the once-in-a-lifetime shots take place on the same day last month.

The report further said that 67-year-old Arthur Aston, who scored a hole-in-one and beat odds of a million to one with the aid of a helper, had lost his sight due to a medical condition just over two years ago, and had never hit a hole-in-one in the 12 years of playing before going blind.

Along with Arthur, 12-year-old Jack Severn also managed to score an ace, as well as Mike Stevens, Rick Clayton, Sam Pain, and Bob Rudge, who celebrated his hole-in-one by making a donation to Cancer Research, the report further said.

Elated over his achievement, Aston said that despite being his first time at the course, he was able to play as normal, with his helper describing each shot for him and pointing him in the right direction, adding that he got a hole-in-one when he got to the eight hole.

According to Aston, he had asked his helper to guide him to the hole so that he could feel it as the ball went in the hole, adding that he was stunned when he claimed the hole.

Stating that the club is used to only getting a couple of hole-in-ones a year, the course's Director of Golf Graham Pain said that they were astonished at the fact that the scores all seemed to happen one after the other, over the space of 14 days, adding that most golfers are lucky to experience such a feat one in a lifetime.

Pain also said that the feats were all at different holes, which is what is remarkable with all the golfers of a different standard. (ANI)


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