James Bourke has every reason to smile, having become the youngest golfer to hit a hole in one on the Majors Course at Playgolf Northwick Park.
The 10-year-old, pictured above with his father Adrian, 'aced' the par three 5th hole, a tribute to the 12th at Royal Birkdale, while playing a round with friends.
The young golfer, who attends lessons every week and is a member of the Northwick Park Junior Playing Club, was playing alongside mates Jack Cunniffe and Niraj Shah when he struck a great shot straight into the cup from the red tees on the 150-yard hole. He then took great delight in telling his family and classmates at St Robert Southwell School in Kingsbury.
James's dad Adrian, 39, who accompanied his son to the club from their Harrow home, said: "James was ecstatic and danced around the tee high-fiving his playing partners.
"He's told the whole family and all his mates, and he was even given a special hole-in-one trophy by Northwick Park, which was presented to him at school assembly by the headmistress.
"Having never had a hole in one myself, I'm very jealous - but extremely proud of James."
James' coach, PGA Professional instructor Adrian Cafaro, added: "I'm delighted for him. James and his dad have been coming to Northwick Park for lessons on a weekly basis and have not missed a class for well over a year.
"That is dedication for you. James loves his lessons and is always smiling and having fun.
"We always try and make golf instruction for juniors interesting, making sure every session is different. Then we encourage the youngsters to go out onto the Majors Course and put what they've learned into practice.
"Mind you, you can't coach anyone how to get a hole-in-one - not that James needs it!"