A father-and-son from Lee are the best mini-golfing duo in the country – despite the fact they have never played actual golf before.

19-year-old William Donnelly is an economics student in Essex and his dad Dave, a 62-year-old retired banker, lead a second life as the best mini-golf pair in Britain.

The putting-supremes recently won the 2017 British Doubles Championship that was played at Dunton Hills in Essex and will now go to compete in Croatia for the international crown.

“It’s pretty competitive” said William. “It’s not like some kind of piss around, it’s a high standards of play.”

“We won the final by one. We won three of the final four lanes to come from two behind to take victory.

“Nothing beats that winning feeling and to win it with my Dad, becoming the first father and son duo to do so, makes it even better.”

Competing in their Crystal Palace jerseys, the pair narrowly scraped through the competition to claim the trophies, beating out teams like Born to be Wild, Smooth Rocket, Doctor Sheila, and Fairway2Heaven.

The pair from Lee’s team name was DD27. William said: “We did that because my favourite crystal palace player is Damien Delaney and he wears the number 27 and it’s also my dad’s initials.”

With his recent success, William has admitted he may try to take his expertise onto a much bigger course.

He said: “I never played golf before. We have been playing mini golf together for a little over 7 years. I have never thought about going professional to be honest.

“In golf the most important part to have in your game is putting so I guess it could be an option.”