A LUDLOW Golf Club member waited nearly 30 years to bag another hole in one – and then two came along in the space of ten days.

John Newsome, 60, achieved the feat several times in his younger days, having started playing golf as an 11-year-old growing up in Sussex.

But the former Sussex county captain had gone almost three decades without an ace until hitting one with his six iron on the 165-yard par-3 13th hole at Ludlow.

He said: “I hit it perfectly in a strong left to right wind as it slid in from the left towards the flag and my partner said he thought it had hit the flag.

“As I walked to the green, I thought it had gone long into the rough so started looking but glancing back I saw my ball resting against the flag halfway down the hole!”

Ten days later, John repeated the feat, again with his six iron, this time on the 162-yard fourth hole where he pitched the ball 20 feet short to see it check and then run straight into the hole.

“I couldn’t believe it” he said. “Needless to say the round fell apart after the shock of it all!”