Yorkshire golf: Pontefract into double figures for holes in one this year with double double

Pontefract aces, l-r, Andy Wiltshire, Ian Maclaren, Kevin Potter and Howard White.
Pontefract aces, l-r, Andy Wiltshire, Ian Maclaren, Kevin Potter and Howard White.
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PONTEFRACT members clearly do not do anything by halves - which explains why they have had two holes in one on the same day at the course not once but twice within a month.

Twelve-handicapper Kevin Potter and Howard White, who plays off 13, aced the 17th and 14th holes respectively during the club championship weekend last month.

On Wednesday, Leeds Union player Andy Wiltshire (scratch) and eight-handicapper Ian Maclaren defied approximate odds of 1,300,000-1 when both holed in one on the 213-yard par-3 seventh hole, which is stroke index four.

It takes the total number of holes in one recorded at the club this year to 10.

The odds of a player scoring an ace on any hole are rated at almost 13,000-1.

Pontefract manager Malcolm Huddlestone said: "I did add to our website that perhaps the club should start its own lottery syndicate."