Golfers enjoy ‘little dance’ after defying odds with consecutive holes in one
The odds of two players from the same foursome acing the same hole is calculated at 17 million to one.
A pair of amateur golfers toasted their success on the course where they defied the odds by hitting consecutive holes in one.
Jayne Mattey and Clair Shine achieved the feat at the same 13th hole one after the other at East Berkshire Golf Club in Crowthorne, Berkshire.
The odds of two players from the same foursome acing the same hole is calculated at 17 million to one, according to the National Hole-in-One Registry.
East Berkshire Golf Club - 13th Hole Flyover— East Berks Golf Club (@EastBerksGolf) September 7, 2017
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The pair had never played together before the friendly match on Saturday morning. It was Mrs Mattey’s maiden hole in one and a second for Mrs Shine, who gained her first more than a decade ago in 2005.
They marked their success with a toast on Thursday as they returned to the woodland course for another round and already have plans to play together again next week.
Speaking to the Press Association, 57-year-old career coach Mrs Mattey said: “People are coming up to us in the clubhouse and offering to be our agents and jokingly asking for our autographs.
“We didn’t realise its significance to begin with. Statistics didn’t come into it, we found it quite amusing.
Mrs Mattey, whose handicap is 36 and used a pitching wedge for the shot, is remaining modest. She feels the shot was slightly simpler as it was taken at 90 yards in front of the ditch, rather than the normal 175 because that part of the course is being rebuilt.
“It still wasn’t easy and a hole in one is a hole in one. Someone described it as a bit like taking a penalty in football.”