Father and son golfers grab holes in one

A FATHER and son have both achieved holes in one on the same golf course. Ray Fox and his son Jon completed a unique double this year at Old Nene Golf Club when they both recorded holes in one on the course. Jon, a 10 handicapper, has been in the game fo

A FATHER and son have both achieved holes in one on the same golf course.

Ray Fox and his son Jon completed a unique double this year at Old Nene Golf Club when they both recorded holes in one on the course.

Jon, a 10 handicapper, has been in the game for over a decade but dad Ray is a relative novice with less than five years behind him and a 26 handicap.

Jon was playing three weeks ago and was having a steady round when he reached the tricky 149 yard par three, sixth. Taking an eight iron he struck the ball perfectly keeping his shot well away from the only bunker on the left of the green. Jon knew immediately he had made good contact and felt a birdie was on the cards but was amazed to see the shot drop in the hole to give him his second ace of his golfing career.


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Ray had completed his first ace at the course in June this year. It was lucky 13 for Ray as he took a five wood on the 135 yard par three13th. Ray knew he had to clear the water hazard in front of the green and was happy with the strike on the ball. Ray said: "The first thing I thought was I'm over the water and I breathed a sigh of relief, then when I looked at the line the ball was taking I felt I would have a chance for a birdie." Ray admitted to being surprised to see the ball land on the green and trickle into the hole.

"I thought that my Hole in One was part of a good year on the course as I went on to win the Captains Day some weeks later but it got even better when Jon came in and said he had completed another family 'Ace' a couple of weeks ago," he said. Ray was quick to give Jon the accolade of the better "Hole in One" when he admitted that the sixth was probably the harder of the two greens on which to achieve the feat.

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