Golfing duo pulls off 'once in a lifetime' feat

Luke Pecoski and Rob Koch nail holes-in-one at Wentworth Golf Club

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GOT IT IN ONE: Luke Pecoski (left) and Rob Koch (right)
at Wentworth Golf Club. Photo: CARLA FREEDMAN

GOT IT IN ONE: Luke Pecoski (left) and Rob Koch (right) at Wentworth Golf Club. Photo: CARLA FREEDMAN

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The mates both jagged holes in one

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Any time there's a hole-in-one during a round the beer flows a little more freely back at the club that afternoon.

When there's two in the one day? Well, it's just about cause for a long weekend.

Rob Koch and Luke Pecoski both jagged aces during their rounds at the Wentworth Golf Club, in Orange NSW's Central Tablelands, on Saturday, kicking off their respective Easter long weekend in style.

It's been two decades since either Koch or Pecoski have hit a hole-in-one.

The two mates were at different stages of the course, Pecoski breaking through on the 17th hole, while Koch hit the club's first ever hole-in-one on the fifth, which has only recently been converted from a par four to a par three.

"It was just a normal game," the very jovial Koch laughed.

It's a once in a lifetime shot. - Luke Pecoski on his hole-in-one at Wentworth on Saturday.

"I went back up to the clubhouse afterwards but I didn't know about Luke's until I got home and read about it."

Pecoski was equally stunned with the occurrence, saying most golfers would be lucky to hit one in their career, let alone two.

"It's a once in a lifetime shot," he said. "It wouldn't happen very often, it's a rare thing."

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Pecoski was lucky enough to pull one off in the late 90s at Wentworth, while Koch hit an ace at the defunct Bloomfield course back in 2004.

A seven-iron helped Koch nail the second ace of his career on Wenty's new-look fifth hole - a recently converted 140-145m straight shot on to the green - while Pecoski pulled out the soft driver to nail the 17th hole - a downhill par three that normally quires a long iron or a wood, with mounds on the right presenting a challenge for golfers.

Pecoski thinks the club should offer a medal or piece of silverware to every player who hits an ace, considering the rarity of it.

"It would be nice to have something so you could look back on it," he said.

"It's something you can show to your grand kids one day."

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