DOUBLE-ACE DEREK ENDS 45-YEAR WAIT IN SPECTACULAR FASHION

Two holes-in-one within three days at Thetford

Thetford golfer Derek Barton has ended his hole-in-one drought in style by achieving two in just three days – guaranteeing he would be awarded a limited-edition BOSS Watch for each wrist.

Barton, 61, has dreamed of achieving an ace since he started playing golf as a teenager and it was at the tricky 153-yard par-three 16th at Thetford Golf Club, in Norfolk, that he realised his dream, not once, but twice within three days.

Barton explained: “I’ve been trying to get a hole-in-one for 45 years and all of a sudden two come at the same time. I’m still in shock with it all – especially with the bar bill!”