A movie-like story of two people who made a hole-in-one with one ball
The amazing story of two golfers scoring a hole-in-one with one ball is a hot topic.
Yahoo Sports in the U.S. recently discovered and introduced unbelievable news related to a hole-in-one that occurred in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. in June of last year. The incident of the day took place at the Minneapolis Golf Club. It all started when Preston Miller, a 13-year-old member of the St. Louis Park High School golf team, recorded a hole-in-one on the 121-yard 4th hole.
After finishing his round, Miller returned to the clubhouse and belatedly realized that he had lost the ball that recorded his hole-in-one. Just then, on the 181-yard 16th hole, a man came into the clubhouse claiming he had made a hole-in-one. His name was Ricardo Fernandez, a member of the Minneapolis Golf Club. But Preston’s golf team mates in the clubhouse couldn’t help but be surprised. This is because the ball that Fernandez was holding was the ball with which Miller made a hole-in-one.
This is the background to the incredible incident in which two golfers recorded a hole-in-one with the same ball in one day. Miller recorded a hole-in-one on the 4th hole and then lost the ball on the 7th hole while playing with the same ball. And Fernandez found a golf ball with the word ‘SLP’ and the number 4 written on it among the trees next to the 12th hole, which is adjacent to the 7th hole, and put it in his bag, and achieved a hole-in-one with this ball on the 16th hole. Dan Simpson, head professional at the Minneapolis Golf Club, said in an interview with a local Minneapolis newspaper, “I don’t know if something like this has ever happened in the history of golf.”
The PGA of America estimates that golfers generally have a 1 in 12,500 chance of scoring a hole-in-one. The probability that two out of four people playing together will score a hole-in-one in the same hole is 1 in 17 million, and the probability that one golfer will make a hole-in-one twice in one round is 1 in 67 million, which is expected to decrease exponentially. The probability of two golfers scoring a hole-in-one in different holes with the same ball is an extremely rare possibility that is difficult to calculate.
When this incident occurred, Twin City Golf, which provides golf news in Minnesota, asked netizens for a witty response by posting a photo of two golfers sharing a ball on social media, asking, “Who should have this ball?” According to Twin Cities Golf, Fernandez returned the ball from which he had made a hole-in-one to Miller, who had previously made a hole-in-one with the same ball.