‘Anything you can do, I can do too’

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IS THIS the mother of all achievements when it comes to golf?

Having watched her son land a hole-in-one at Flamborough Head earlier in the summer, mum Gillian Hirst repeated the trick herself just 10 weeks later.

The former lady captain holed her tee shot at the third, thanks to a few words of advice from teenage son Stephen.

He was playing alongside his mum in the Clifton Cup, and when the family - Gillian’s daughter Georgina was playing alongside them too – arrived at the tee, Stephen offered his thoughts.

After persuading his mum to reach for her seven iron, he watched as her ball headed straight for the hole on the 158-yard par three.

Having been slightly worried that the club would result in her shot heading off the back off the green, Gillian got a huge surprise when she eventually found her ball nestling in the hole.

It was her first hole-in-one since she began playing golf as a junior at the Flamborough course more than 30 years ago.

Exactly 10 weeks earlier, Gillian, who has a handicap of 12, had been playing a round with Stephen when the teenager scored his first ace on the 10th.

It rounds off a remarkable summer of golf for the family. As well as the two hole-in-ones, Stephen, who plays off six was the winner of the first Bridlington Free Press Open Golf Championship.

His sister Georgina has qualified for the finals of the National Skills Challenge at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.