THE vice-captains of Portal Premier GC both shot a hole-in-one within a day of each other.

Ben McDyre and Rosemary Lilley were the toast of the clubhouse after they hit perfect tee shots in the Captains versus the Presidents and the Past Lady Captains competitions respectively.

Rosemary was overjoyed with her 140-yard effort with a nine iron and revealed that her 15th-hole ace had something spooky about it.

She said: 'One of our past lady captains Jo Garbutt died earlier this year, but she used to joke with me that I should just hit it with a nine iron and it'll roll in.

'Well, I did just that and I'm delighted with it. Jo must have been looking after me.'

Rosemary's hole-in-one came a day after Ben's success, which he achieved on his way to securing victory in the Captains versus the Presidents team event alongside Liz Peters and Alec Brown.

Ben, of Whitegate, who plays off a handicap of 13 and has a score index of 13, pulled off his five-iron ace with a 176-yard effort on the 17th hole.

He said: 'I was absolutely thrilled when I saw it go in. I guess 13 must be lucky for some!'

The odds of scoring a hole in one are put anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000-1 for average players. Experts suggest if you play 1,000 rounds in a lifetime you have a 20% chance of recording an ace; play 20,000 rounds and it is evens!