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Happy golfer Kevin Steele gives away half his winnings to his twin brother after striking gold at Tenterden Golf Club

By Rachael Woods

Twins Kevin and Keith Steele have always shared everything – and that now includes an £8,000 prize for achieving a golfing hole in one.

The ace was struck by Kevin at Tenterden Golf Club during the Pilgrims Hospice annual golf day.

Kevin, 55, of Earlsfield, Aldington, said: “I caught the ball absolutely in the middle and I heard people cheering from the club balcony. When I walked up to the green and saw the ball nestled in the hole, I couldn’t believe it had gone in.”

Hole in one golfer Kevin Steele, right, with his twin brother Keith on the 18th hole at Tenterden Golf Club

His triumph came at the 18th hole - a par three.

Vicki Dodds of the Tenterden Pilgrims Hospice fundraising group said: “The 18th hole plays up to the clubhouse so everybody saw it and started cheering. Friday the 13th was definitely not unlucky for Kevin.”

Retired firefighter Kevin joked: “I was crying when I rang my wife Lynda to tell her about the hole in one – crying because I had already agreed to split any winnings with my twin brother Keith.”

Kevin Steele's lucky golf ball

The brothers, both members of Tenterden Golf Club, treated everyone in the bar to a celebratory drink and Kevin said: “The bar bill came to £200 and we even agreed to share that.”

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