Shawn Desai and Shail Desai hole-in-one

Shawn Desai, 6, left, and his brother Shail Desai, 8, on the Lakes Golf Course April 5 where Shawn hit a hole-in-one. 

It was a sunny day in El Segundo and 6-year-old Shawn Desai was spending time on the Lakes Golf Course with his dad Ankur, 39, and older brother, Shail, 8.

The Manhattan Beach family had decided to celebrate the last Friday of the boys’ spring break April 5 with a quick nine holes.

Both Shail and Shawn have been taking golf lessons, but the younger of the brothers was having a difficult time on the first hole, dad Ankur said.

“He rolled one down the fairway and was disappointed," said Ankur. "I said you know, let’s just keep playing.”

When the trio reached the second hole of the day—a Par 3 with roughly a 112 yard distance to the hole—it was Shawn’s turn to go first.

“I told him to take a practice swing, but he didn’t listen,” Ankur said of his son, who immediately swung his driver. “(He hit) a nice, high shot that just kind of drew towards the hole. It hit right at the edge of the green and just started rolling.”

Ankur explained the pin for the hole was at the far back of the green and that Shawn’s ball rolled for several seconds before it disappeared.

A hole-in-one.

“That’s when I just lost it,” Ankur exclaimed of the video he captured in the aftermath of Shawn's incredible shot. “This was the first time I’d ever even seen a hole-in-one.”

Indeed, the elusive hole-in-one is a feat many golfers fail to achieve in their careers including an elderly man on the course who congratulated Shawn.

Ankur said Shawn was most proud of the fact that he was able to sink the shot before him.

“He kept saying ‘I got a hole-in-one before daddy.’”

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