Hole-in-one joy for women golfers

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TWO women golfers have pulled off an extremely unlikely feat at a Durham course.

Christine Robson and Oma Dhar managed to each hit a hole-in-one in the same round.

Christine, a golfer for 21 years, was first to attain this sporting holy grail on the par-three third hole at the Ramside Hall golf course in Carrville. Oma then matched her by doing the same on the 15th.

Retired civil servant Christine, 58, had hit a hole-in-one previously, but on a different course. She was playing with two friends a few holes ahead of Oma.

Christine said: “I didn’t realise at first that it was a hole-in-one, because you can’t see the flag from the tee.

“We were searching for the ball but couldn’t find it when we finally looked in the hole – and there it was. We all had a squeal and a bit of a cuddle.

“It didn’t hit me at the time that it was such a rare thing for two holes-in-one at the same time. I just wish I could have seen my ball go in the hole.”

Oma, from East Boldon, who has been playing for more than 30 years, was modest about the two women’s achievements.

She said: “I have hit one hole-in-one before, but never at Ramside.”

The bookies would have given pretty long odds on such an occurrence, which is unique in the experience of Ramside’s director of golf, Robin Smith.

He said: “We get the odd hole-in-one, but I have never known two people to get them in the same round – men or women.

“Before this, we had one this year and only one the whole of last year. To get two from the same group of players is incredible.”

@SunderlandEcho