There’s a saying in golf that “there is always that one shot during a round that keeps you coming back for more”, but it’s rare it happens to two players within a matter of seconds.
Yesterday in the mid-week competition at Concord Golf Club, it happened to Brian Ashmore and Neil Dobbs.
Playing in the same group, on the 14th hole, Brian’s nine-iron shot to the par-three found it's way into the hole to the delight of his playing partners.
It’s not often that you get to see a player hole out, let alone two in a group, but they were in for a real treat as Neil, also using a nine-iron, propelled his ball through the air to see it come to rest at the bottom of the cup alongside Brian’s.
"I hit off first," Brian smiled."There was a big shadow across the green, so we weren't really sure it had gone into the hole."
"Glyn (Lawry) our playing partner, got to the hole first. He looked in the hole and began to laugh, then he put two fingers up in the air to say,there's two in there!" Ashmore said.
"It was a bit of a feat," Dobbs added. "I couldn't believe it."
"It was an all-round good hole. You wait an age for one ace, and two come along at once."
The odds of this feat occurring? Well, according to some reports, it’s about 1.3 million to one for two golfers in the same group to ace two holes in a round, and the odds for two golfers in the same group to ace the same hole is about 26 million to one.
For Dobbs, it was ace number four, while for Ashmore, it was his third.
Both Brian and Neil were chuffed to have achieved this amazing feat, and judging by the photo of their balls resting in the cup side by side, they maybe applying for a golf ball sponsorship in the near future. For now though, It's bragging rights about the feat back at the club.
"I don't think it will ever happen again," Ashmore smiled.