AN ELDERLY amateur golfer has been left on cloud nine after sinking his very first hole-in-one since beginning to play the sport over 40 years ago.

Joey Roberts, 80, has been at Mold Golf Club for nearly 30 years now, but on February 15, 2019, the pensioner had an experience that he’ll never forget.

Midway through the course, Roberts – alongside three of his fellow golfers - came to the tricky ninth hole which is renowned for its elevated tee being exposed to the wind and for the bunkers that protect either side of the green.

But Roberts fearlessly proceeded to take his shot using a 7-wood for the 144-yard hole, and said: “I chose to use the 7-wood that I’ve owned for 20 years because I can hit it well, but the ball disappeared, and I didn’t see where it went.

“I looked for it on the green and took the flag out before seeing it there in the hole. I was over the moon.”

Roberts earned a well-deserved drink from his fellow players for achieving the feat for the first time in his forty years of playing, and was also congratulated by the Vice-Captain, Colin Davies.

The 80-year-old is currently playing with a golf handicap of 22 but is hoping to return to his personal best handicap of 17.