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Golfer Shoots Back-to-Back Holes-in-One

Posted By Bill Hogan On August 16, 2013 @ 12:36 pm In Bulletin Today | Comments Disabled

Most of us – well, at least the golfers among us – can only dream of hitting a hole-in-one [1]. Actuaries tell us that the odds of an amateur golfer making a hole-in-one on a par 3 are approximately 12,500 to 1.

The feat seems so elusively luck-laden. I say this with some authority: You’ll see my name on a plaque memorializing holes-in-one at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Clifton, Va., and mine was a totally mis-hit eight-iron shot that had no business finding the cup.

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So imagine the wonderment and unbridled envy among golfers when news spread that 81-year-old Eddie Manderville hit back-to-back holes-in-one on Aug. 9 at Theodore Wirth Golf Club in Minneapolis.

Others can take slight solace, perhaps, in the fact that Manderville’s aces (on holes measuring 141 and 165 yards) came on a less-than regulation nine-hole par-3 course. The National Hole in One Registry says the odds of shooting back-to-back aces on a regulation course during a single round are on the order of 67 million to 1.

And maybe it’s just a matter of time until we’re dealt a pair of aces. Manderville, after all, has been playing the Theodore Wirth course for 58 years.


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