SOME golfers go through their entire career without ever getting a hole-in-one but John King had two in six days at Cirencester Golf Club – both on the same 13th hole and both with the same utility wood.

“My first ever hole in one came on the old par three 18th at Ciren about 10 years ago,” said John.

“The first of the current ones came on Wednesday, October 27 and the second the following Monday.

“Both were on the par three 13th using my 26-degree utility wood and no-one saw them go in!

“My playing partners on both occasions said the ball was lost and I cannot repeat their comments afterwards.

“They have banned me from using my utility club and I’m reduced to using a 9-iron now.

“I took up golf in 2002 on my retirement and joined Cirencester when I moved here in 2006 from Sevenoaks.”

Congratulations are also in order for Jim Donovan who gained his first hole in one in 41 years’ of golf, the last 35 of them playing at Cirencester.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jim DonovanJim Donovan

“It was a very windy day with a headwind on the 13th hole so I took three clubs up from my normal iron and struck it really well,” said Jim.

“It pitched just left of the pin and started rolling. It never occurred to me that it would go in so I started looking for my tee peg.

“I’m grateful for playing partner Bob Allen shouting at me to look at the ball or I would have missed it dropping in!”