But Cwmbran’s Ronald Morgan has beaten the odds nine times to record a whopping haul of aces after logging his most recent at his club, Woodlake Park.
And the 67-year-old, who plays off 11, had barely stopped celebrating his ace at the club’s 155-yard, par-three seventh before he had even better news: the reward of a commemorative, limited-edition BOSS watch.
Morgan said: “I have been a member at Woodlake Park for around 18 years – previously at Pontypool GC for 20 years – and have been playing altogether for 53 years.
“This was my ninth hole-in-one in total and my fourth at Woodlake Park; it was also my second hole-in-one on the seventh.
“The previous one made headlines in the national golfing magazines because I holed my tee shot immediately after my playing partner – apparently the odds on that happening are 17 million to one.
“Needless to say, my many friends at Woodlake Park made sure my bar bill reached a substantial amount for my most recent hole-in-one.”
Luxury German brand BOSS has once again pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition in 2015.
The company has given away more than £1m-worth of limited-edition timepieces since the launch of this campaign in 2013 – and Morgan is one of the most recent players to achieve the feat this year.
The scheme is open to any golfer whose club uses HowDidiDo – a free-to-use, web-based social network for golfers – and anybody playing in official club competitions will be eligible.
Currently, more than 1,800 clubs use the website