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Blind golfer hits hole-in-one

A blind golfer from Market Harborough has scored an incredible hole-in-one during a tournament.

71-year-old Jim O'Brien hit the hole-in-one on a 139 yard par three during the Peter Alliss Eye2Eye Challenge in Hindhead.

His golfing partner and guide John Grindal helped him to take the shot.

Jim, who has been blind since childhood, has played golf for 16 years.

The English Blind Golf Association said he is only the third totally blind golfer who is known to have hit a hole-in-one.

Click below to see Stuart Leithes' report:

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Full report: Celebrity golf in the Midlands

Some of the country's best golfers, past and present took to the greens today alongside famous footballers, cricketers and stars from the entertainment world.

The British par 3 championship is taking place at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire. Our sports correspondent Steve Clamp swapped his clubs for a cameraman and they were given access to the very best of the action - watch his full report.

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Len Goodman joins celebrities at golf tournament

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman Credit: ITV News Central

Len Goodman joins fellow celebrities taking part in the third biggest golfing event in England today.

The British Par 3 Championship is a three-day event at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.

Last year, the event helped boost the economy and over 8,500 spectators went to support the celebrities.

Celebrities to take part in golf tournament

Celebrities including Jasper Carrott, Robbie Savage and Ron Atkinson are expected to take part in the third biggest golfing event in England today.

The British Par 3 Championship is a three-day event at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire.

Birmingham comedian Jasper Carrott is expected to play in the tournament Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Last year the event helped boost the economy and over 8,500 spectators went to support the celebrities.

Former major championships winner, Tony Jacklin, will host the event for a fifth consecutive year.

Lee Westwood withdraws from French Open

Lee Westwood reached the world's top 10 ranking in 1998 Credit: PA

Lee Westwood has withdrawn from next week's Alstom French Open, due to fatigue.

Westwood, who was tied for 15th at the US Open earlier this month before finishing 74th at last weekend's Travelers Championship, will also be absent at this week's Irish Open.

The world number 12, who was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, is set to return to competitive action at the 142nd Open, which takes place at Muirfield from July 18-21.

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