Golf ace hits hole in one on Seaton Carew course – but 14-year-old faces four-year wait to toast success

Hole in one golfer Cameron Wallace.
Hole in one golfer Cameron Wallace.

TEENAGE golf ace Cameron Wallace achieved every golfer’s dream by sinking a hole-in-one – but he faces a four-year wait before he can toast his success!

Highly rated Cameron has excelled at golf in recent years, and perfects his skills every day as part of Dyke House’s Elite Development squad.

The 14-year-old has been a member at Seaton Carew Golf Club for the past three years.

He sank his supershot at the 148-yard third hole using an eight iron.

Proud dad Richie kept up with golfing tradition by placing a bottle of whisky behind the bar in the clubhouse for other members to raise a glass to the youngster’s feat – but Cameron’s tender years means he won’t raise a glass until he reaches his 18th birthday.

Triplet Cameron, who lives with sisters Shonna and Shannon and mum and dad Richie and Trish in Catcote Road, said: “I was delighted to get the hole in one, but I didn’t know it had gone straight in at first.

“I don’t think it bounced, I just looked through the green and saw it had gone in the hole.

“I was going round on my own, but there was a man behind me and he was just as excited as I was!”

Cameron, who used to go to Manor College before switching the Dyke House, is no stranger to sporting success, having represented the county and Northern England at various levels.

He also won the Mail’s Sporting Achievement category in last year’s Pride of Hartlepool awards.

Cameron, who plays off five and dreams of turning professional, added: “I was playing for the Durham county team at Penrith and I hit the flag on one hole, but I’ve never done this before, so at least now I can always say I’ve done it.

“I started playing when I was about 11 with my dad, and it’s gone from there, really.

“I rang him straight away to tell him what I’d done, and he was over the moon. He put a bottle of whisky behind the bar for the other members to have a drink.

“But he’s told me I’ll have to wait until I’m 18 before I get near that.”