May 27, 2022 8.10 am This story is over 24 months old

Lincolnshire golfer, 84, amazes local club with double hole in one

He is described as having “magic in his swing”

There is said to be around a one in 12,500 chance of getting a hole in one, but an 84-year-old golfer from Lincolnshire with “magic in his swing” achieved just that…and he did it twice.

Stephen Chadwick approached hole five on a typical Monday at Market Rasen Golf Club and he struck the ball so sweetly it went in the hole in just one shot – a feat witnessed by Brian Hodgson. On the Tuesday he approached hole 12, with a stroke index of nine, twice the difficulty of his first success…and he did it again!

Speaking about the second hole in one, Stephen said: “I didn’t see it. My compatriot saw it and I thought they were winding me up, but it turned out I’d hit the green and got it into the hole.”