Mass. teen records two aces in a month


James Turner has been playing golf for three years and has worked diligently to get his handicap down to 6. The Gloucester, Mass., teen accomplished something not many do in a lifetime in the game, he collected his first ace in May on the par-3, 230-yard 17th hole at Bass Rocks Golf Club.

Golf Digest and the National Hole in One Association estimate that a tee shot hit by an amateur golfer on a par-3 goes into the hole one out of every 12,750 times. 

But that's just the beginning of the story. On June 24, only a month after hitting the shot of his young life, while playing the same hole with the same Titleist driver, Turner recorded another hole in one on the 230-yard hole.

Turner, 14, just completed eighth grade from Eastern Point Day School and hopes to play golf next year at St. John's Prep in nearby Danvers.