A blind golfer from Harborough hit a hole-in-one during a tournament in a 20,000 to one shot.
Jim O’Brien made the once-in-a-lifetime shot on the sixth hole of the Peter Alliss Eye2Eye Challenge at Surrey’s Hindhead Golf Club on Wednesday.
The 71-year-old is fully blind and has been playing for 16 years. He was helped at the tournament by his guide John Grindal.
Jim told the BBC: “It’s every golfer’s dream, to do a hole-in-one especially if you’re totally blind.
“When I teed off, I hit the ball nicely. The only thought I had in my head was, ‘Let’s hope it makes the green’.
“After a few seconds, the guys I was with said ‘It’s in the hole’. It was a great feeling - it’s unbelievable.”
Bookmakers Ladbrokes told the Mail they would have quoted odds of 20,000 to one on Jim achieving the feat ahead of the tournament.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It’s an incredible achievement for any one to hit a hole-in-one, let alone for someone who is visually impaired. We’re just glad Jim didn’t have a few quid on himself!”