A TEENAGER from Teignmouth has enjoyed a 'hole' lot of luck – after carding TWO holes-in-one on consecutive days.
Sam Williams, 16, hit aces during recent competitions at Crediton Golf Club and Exeter Golf and Country Club, with the second coming just 24 hours after the first.
But the feat is no fluke, as Sam has hit FOUR holes-in-one this year, and SIX during his fledgling career so far.
The three-handicapper has kept all of his hole-in-one balls having also hit two aces on his home course, another at Oak Meadow and one more while on holiday in the United States.
Sam said his recent double started when he was playing for Teignmouth in the Parker Trophy against Thurlestone at Crediton.
Playing in the semi-final of the men's county inter-club competition, Sam recorded a 'one' on his card on the 11th hole.
But it was not enough to beat his opponent, as he lost his match and Teignmouth were defeated by 2½-½.
"I think I needed two holes-in-one," he joked.
"But I was happy enough – any time you get a hole-in-one you can't be disappointed."
Sam then followed his feat with another hole-in-one during the Devon Junior Autumn Meeting at Exeter GCC, finding the cup straight from the tee on the 10th hole.
As for the secret of his success, Sam said it was a combination of accurate iron play and a generous slice of luck.
"They were good shots and just happened to roll in," he said.
"You need a bit of luck too, plenty of other good shots just miss.
"Some world golfers have never had a hole-in-one, there's obviously a bit of luck there too."
He added: "When I got them I didn't think too much about it, but I probably will now."
But having not yet reached the age where he can buy a round of drinks at the clubhouse, his feats aren't impressing everyone.
Teignmouth Golf Club's press officer, Dave Musgrove, said: "It's a bit greedy if you ask me, I played 35 years before getting my only one!"