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Contribution by Paul Cosford has only been bettered by 57,000 others over 20 years
Australian golfer makes hole-in-one just shy of 100th birthday
One of Australia’s oldest golfers has made his way into the record books after becoming the first to hole one from a bunker on a hole-in-one.
Paul Cosford, aged 97, earned his place in golf folklore at Durban Country Club in South Africa.
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The father of five had already earned his place in history after sinking a hole-in-one at the 2003 Aussie Open aged 92, but now he has topped that feat, becoming the first player to do it at the South African Open.
Like most holes-in-one Cosford chose to strike the ball straight at the pin with only his second shot.
He gave two cheques to the Claro South African Open, one to his nine club and another to his long-term local sponsor John Morris.
He has not played the game since last September but still can manage a fine round of golf.
The contribution by Cosford has only been bettered by 57,000 others over the past 20 years and, on the anniversaries of two holes-in-one in 2002, he proudly tweeted that his family would celebrate.