A Carlisle schoolboy has been celebrating after he landed a hole in one at a tournament - before helping his team win the competition.

Charlie Cullen, 12, found the hole on the 13th at Carlisle Golf Club’s winter-themed better ball competition on Sunday.

Playing alongside father Steve and older brother Robbie, Charlie, who is in year eight at Caldew School in Dalston, then helped his side win the event as they scored 93 points, two more than the second-placed and third-placed trios who both scored 91 points.

"Charlie was overjoyed," said dad Steve. 

"It was in a team event competition. He could see it drop into the hole. 

"We won the team competition, as well, which made it even better.

"It was 108 yards. I think Charlie used his seven iron. 

"It pitched just before the hole and then dropped in which was brilliant."

All three Cullens are members at Carlisle Golf Club.

Steve said: "I have been there for about six years.

"I think Charlie has been playing for about five years now. Him and his brother, Robbie, are both dead keen.

"Golf is a good game because we can play it as a family. Grandad is a keen golfer, as well.

"Charlie plays off a 13 handicap. His brother, Robbie, is off six and I’m off 12, so I’m usually trailing behind!

"They both really like it. They both like football, too.  

"It just helps to keep them off their Xbox."

With Robbie in the Cumbria side and Charlie in the county’s development squad, Steve also praised Carlisle Golf Club assistant pro Nicky Tibbetts who plays a key role in coaching the club’s young prospects.

"Nicky does a lot with the kids. The kids love him," Steve admitted.

"It gets them all out in the fresh air."

On the competition win, Steve added: "I think, with the adrenaline after [his hole in one], Charlie had a couple of bad holes.

"But he got us over the line in the end by a couple of points."

Charlie and Robbie’s grandad also played in the same tournament at the weekend.