Four years after an errant golf ball cost him the sight in his left eye, Australia's David Fox is reveling in his first hole-in-one, The Courier-Mail reported in its Tuesday edition.

The 59-year-old may need sensors on his car to park without incident before each round, yet his "steering" with a club in his hand has never been better.

Incredibly, the same Rescue club he swung when his ball took a cruel ricochet in 2006 is the one he used to ace the 11th hole at the Nudgee Golf Club, seven miles from Brisbane's central business district, recently.

"I was never the person to moan 'Why me?' when I lost my eye because I was lucky there was no more permanent damage," the Nudgee Golf Club finance director said.

"I dropped a ball in haste that was too close to a solid wooden hazard marker, flushed the shot and the ball came back at me just as quickly.

"It split my eyeball like a tomato and I lost the lens and retina in the surgeries that followed."

His hole-in-one came when struck the ball 160m into the breeze.

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