St Ives junior captain’s hole-in-one repeats on him

ST Ives Golf Club junior captain Josh Stimson was left speechless in October after sinking his second hole-in-one on the same hole with the same club in a little over two months.

Stimson, who is 17, shot his first ever hole-in-one on the 179-yard third hole of his home course with a six iron on August 6.

“It was in a competition called the Goggs Cup,” said Stimson. “It’s a men’s cup competition and I came fifth out of about 80 so I was quite happy with that.

“I had never even seen a hole-in-one before that, let alone got one.

“Then, on October 22, I was playing in a match for St Ives against Cambridge University and when we got to the third hole my opponent said it looked like a hard hole.

“I told him I had got a hole-in-one there a couple of months before and he said he’d love to see a hole-in-one as he had never seen one.

“Then I stepped up and did it again. We were both speechless.

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“It was the same hole and the same club.”

Stimson began playing at St Ives when his father Barry, who has been a member of the club for five years, took him along for a game.

He is currently taking his A-Levels but would like to pursue his interest in the sport after his exams. “I would like to begin taking PGA coaching courses next year,” he said.

“My short-term ambition is to be an assistant professional.”

Playing four or five days a week, the lad’s certainly getting in the practice.