A pensioner told of his joy after scoring TWO HOLES-IN-ONE in a single round of golf – beating odds of 67million to one.
Delighted Peter Wafford, 75, sunk the pair of par-three hole-in-ones during a veterans match at Chigwell Golf Club, in Chigwell, Essex, last Monday.
Stunned Peter, who has played gold for just six years, is now the subject of world-wide attention since his unprecedented feat which carries the same odds as winning the lottery four times.
According to golfing pundits there is no record in the USA and England of two holes-in-one by one golfer.
Retired Peter is celebrating his moment of glory as he does not expect to repeat his performance again.
He said: ”It was all luck really. You always aim at the green. I’m a 13 handicap so I’m a reasonable player and my handicap has been coming down.
”Sometimes the ball hits the green, and sometimes you shank into the woods.
”But I think gobsmacked is the word to describe how I felt. It’s exhilarating for me, as it was quite a moment. I don?t think I will get one again.
”I didn’t realise just how rare this is.”
Peter, from Enfield, Essex, is a member of Bush Hill Park Golf Club in Enfield, and had his moment of glory during a four ball match between Chigwell and Bush Hill Park.
He used a seven wood on the pair of 180 yard holes.
Many golfing professionals never manage a hole-in-one, including ex-world number one Seve Ballesteros, who has not had a single shot in competition.
Chigwell club captain Richard Harrison has marked the rare event by having a plaque made of Peter?s scorecard to hang at the club.
He said: ”It’s something that will be commemorated at the club.
”No one at the club will see it during their lifetime. There?s nothing comparable in golf terms.”
But despite being thrilled with his achievement, there has been a downside for Peter thanks to a longstanding hole in one tradition of buying drinks for everyone at the bar.
Peter summed up his experience as ”Expensive”.
He added: ”I’ve had to buy so many drinks at Chigwell and then at my own club as well.”