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Blind golfer makes hole-in-one

Completely blind golfer Jim O'Brien of Leicestershire in the United Kingdom performed the near impossible at Surrey's Hindhead Golf Club by making a hole-in-one on Wednesday.

O'Brien's extraordinary feat is thought to be only the third ace in the history of the England and Wales Blind Golf Association which O'Brien, 71-years-old, is a part of.

"It's every golfer's dream, to do a hole-in-one especially if you're totally blind."

Chris Donovan, the club's secretary, said the odds of a fully-sighted golfer hitting a hole-in-one were between 12,000 and 14,000-to-one.

"It's an amazing achievement for any amateur golfer, even more so for a blind player," he said.

Donovan said the odds of a fully-sighted golfer hitting a hole-in-one were between 12,000 and 14,000-to-one.

O'Brien achieved the stunning moment on the sixth hole at the Peter Alliss Eye2Eye Challenge where blind players are helped by a sighted caddie or guide, who lines them up for shots.

"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."

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