THE DEESIDE DEAD-EYE

Kevin Bedborough aces the same course in consecutive rounds

By James Dobbin

It is often difficult to follow the elusive feat of a hole-in-one. Seen by many as the ultimate golfing achievement, everything that follows can pale in comparison.

Unless you’re Aberdeen golfer Kevin Bedborough, that is, who had fellow club members amazed recently, when he followed his hole-in-one with another the very next day.

Bedborough, 58, a retired oil industry project engineer who plays off a six handicap, scored his most recent ace on the 168-yard, par-three 16th, during a monthly medal competition, on the Haughton Course, at Deeside Golf Club.

And it is fast becoming a habit …

He explained: “I hit a six-iron slightly left of the pin, but had no idea it had gone in, because the green slopes down a bit from the front edge, so the cup couldn’t be seen.

“My playing partners reached the green before me, and one indicated he thought it may have gone in. When he reached the hole, he confirmed I’d scored a hole-in-one and I was ecstatic.

“This was actually my second ace in two days – I also had an ace on the 167-yard, par-three 12th hole the day before. It was a semi-final match in the Colin McLeod trophy competition from the medal tees.

“I’m delighted to have had two holes-in-one in consecutive rounds – this was something I could not imagine ever happening to me, and I’m not sure that it has ever happened at our club previously.”