NO FEWER than four Cirencester Golf Club members have already had holes-in-one since golf became one of the first recreational sports to return after full lockdown.

And none was more delighted than John Parsons, a former superintendent of police who spent the last six years of his illustrious career as Cotswold Divisional Commander.

John’s shot, which produced the first ace of his career, came via a “sweet 8-iron” into the 13th green at Cirencester.

“I couldn’t see it go in the hole myself as my view was blocked by one of ‘The Apostles’ (line of trees which shield the green),” said John.

“But my playing partners, Mark Woodhead and Neil Selby, who were standing alongside the tee, both saw it go in.

“I did wonder if I would ever get one and only fellow golfers will understand the joy of doing it.

“It was part of a round of 42 points, so a good day all round.”

The other trio of successful Ciren hole-in-one golfers were Alan Dymond, David Murray and Charles Reed – all from the club’s seniors’ section.