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Ace Arthur, 94, Is Still Having A Ball

Ace Arthur, 94, Is Still Having A Ball

Sprightly Arthur Ball has added another amazing achievement to his golfing CV after recording his first-ever hole-in-one - at the age of 94.

The golf veteran, who beat his age for 18 holes around his home club Wellingborough when he scored 89 during a round two years ago, achieved every golfer's dream on a senior's away trip to Dunston Hall, in Norwich.

And not only did he earn a bottle of champagne to celebrate on the day, but Dunston Hall invited the great grandfather back with a friend to ebjoy a free one-night golf break to help mark his memorable feat further. 

The 26-handicapper, who has been playing golf for 50 years, stunned playing partners Trevor Sherington and Ian Jolly when he carded the ace on the 169-yard ninth hole at Dunston Hall, and he had double reason to celebrate as his hole-in-one played a key part in helping his three-ball to win the team competition.

Arthur said: "It was an amazing day and one that I'll never forget. The club gave me a bottle of champagne on the day to celebrate, and to have now received this extra gift from Dunston Hall is very special. I'm grateful to everyone.

"I always aim at the middle of the green, and don't even think about trying to get it in the hole. My playing partners said it was in the hole, but I told them that it must have rolled off the back of the green. However, when I got to the green it was there in the hole.

"I've been close on several previous occasions, but the ball has never dropped before. You need a bit of luck and I got it this time."