PGA pros Steve and Dom are just ace!

PGA pros Steve and Dom are just ace!


Two PGA golfers celebrated an extraordinary feat when they followed each other in for consecutive holes-in-one.

Dominic O’Rourke and Steve Cipa both recorded aces at the second hole at Burford Golf Club.

The stunning shots came as the pair were playing in the second round of a pro-am tournament at Oxfordshire.

O’Rourke, a third-year PGA trainee at Lower Henwick Driving Range near Newbury was first on the tee and promptly holed out from 171 yards.

Moments later, Cipa – a PGA professional at The Heron Country Club in Essex – delivered his own masterstroke, finding the bottom of the cup on the same green.

Cipa, 64, said: “I’ll never forget it. It was quite amazing, an amazing experience and quite surreal.

“Hole-in-ones are rare, two on a day is even rarer but two consecutives ones…

“This will be my 44th year of pro golf – I’ve played about 49 years of really good quality golf – and I’ve never heard of two people holing in one on the trot.

“Dominic was first up – 8-iron. It’s a left to right slope and he hits it about eight or nine feet left of the hole and it rolls down, straight in.

“I’m next up and punch a 6-iron on a similar line to his. Mine pitches a bit shorter, runs up to exactly the same spot and rolled into the hole.

“Two holes-in-one in a row – you don’t often see one, do you?”

On an individual note, it was the 11th ace of Cipa’s career.

He added: “I’ve got a nice little collection now. I’ve had a gross 59 at Boyce Hill and I holed a 3-wood on a par-5 for an albatross. The next feat will be to beat my age!”

For O’Rourke, he was thrilled to make his first ever hole-in-one. But he looked back at the crazy couple of minutes with an element of disbelief.

The 28-year-old reflected: “It’s definitely one where I had to pinch myself. Unreal.”

And O’Rourke also revealed that he had minimal practice ahead of the tournament.

O’Rourke added: “I had (PGA) third-year written exams last week.”


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