Following their magnificent achievement, the BOSS Watches H1Club has decided to recognise the double feat by rewarding each golfer with a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece.
The remarkable double feat occurred on the 135-yard, par-three ninth, in a two-v-two match between Sprowston Manor Golf Club and Royal Norwich.
Saddleton, 29, an eight-handicap Sprowston Manor member, thought he’d won the hole after his ace with a smooth nine-iron, but then opponent 43-year-old Mark Avis, of Royal Norwich, who plays off seven, did exactly the same thing, also with a nine-iron, for an astonishing half-point. Saddleton, who has played golf for 10 years, said: “I couldn’t believe it. I don’t think I will ever experience that again. It’s a game of golf I will never forget.
“After I hit my hole-in-one, I even remember Mark saying something like ‘so that’s what I need to do’, and then he did exactly the same thing.
“I can’t believe I hit a hole-in-one, but didn’t win the hole.”
Avis added: “When I saw my opponent score a hole-in-one, I knew what I had to do. I then hit my shot and the ball cleared the bunker and rolled into the hole – unbelievable!
“I was amazed and we were all stunned. It is a moment in history – you can’t make it up.”
Bookmaker Paddy Power gave the staggering odds of two amateur golfers scoring aces at the same hole as 25-million-to-one.
Despite Sprowston Manor winning the match 3-1 overall, the Saddleton/Avis game finished, fittingly, all square