64-year-old Ruth Day, a 35 handicap, scored two aces — yes, in the same round (!) — at Whitley Bay Golf Club in Northern England. Her first happened on the 149-yard third hole and she followed with the second only 10 holes later on the 161-yard 13th.
Day was very pleased, obvs. She said, “Some people go through their whole life and never get a hole-in-one.”
True. Some people never do. I have one ace. I was 15 and playing in the Pacific Northwest Junior Girls Amateur. I knocked an 8-iron from 130 yards to one foot in front of the cup and it bounced in. There was a small gallery, too. I think they were more excited than I was.
Former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Steve Blass also made a pair of hole-in-ones in the same round just last week. The odds of doing this are 67 million to 1. So, there’s a better chance of being struck by lightning. Or winning the Mega Million. Or the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.