3 Aces on Same Hole, Same Day
By mustang6560 on 3/25/11
I'm starting to think I'm the only golfer in the world without an ace.

We've heard about two brothers acing the same hole back-to-back and we've heard about a husband and wife both record an ace during a round. But, how about three golfers acing the same hole on the same day and two of them were playing in the same group? Check.
It all happened on the 137-metre par-3 14th hole. Dragan Milosevic was the first to achieve the feat, playing in the morning group. Marking a triumphant "1″ on the card, Dragan was, needless to say, extremely confident he had sewn up the "Nearest the Pin" prize for the day.

But two afternoon players, Lance Robinson and Lindsay Howard, quickly dashed Dragan’s hopes, as they each scored aces of their own on the hole, achieving every golfer’s dream and giving the club an unprecedented three aces in one day.
As an expert statistician, I have calculated the odds of this happening. If the odds of making a hole in one for an average handicapper is 12k to 1, according to the National Hole-In-One Registry, and the odds of two players from the same foursome acing the same hole is 17 million to 1, then all you have to do is multiply these together and voila! The odds of three players acing the same hole on the same day and two of them are in the same group are 2.04e+11.

OK, kidding aside. Interestingly enough, the odds of a Tour player (3k to 1) acing a hole are only four times better than me acing a hole (12k to 1). Considering how much better they are, I'm surprised the odds aren't higher for me. One of these days, I'm going to get that allusive ace!

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BAKE_DAWG40 says:
That's unheard of! I've yet to record one. Been close a couple times!
Torleif Sorenson says:
Congrats to Dragan, Lance, and Lindsay. (Lucky so-and-so's...)
birdieXris says:
Now this is just getting ridiculous! i'm gonna feel left out if i don't get an ace this year. :( Well done, all around though.
Torleif Sorenson says:
BX: I'm going to feel left out if I don't get to *play* this year. (Lottery ticket, lottery ticket, lottery ticket...)
Bryan K says:
When I design my golf course, I'm going to make it all harder than hell except one short part three where the entire design will funnel to the hole at 100 yards. That way, I can drastically improve those odds and maybe someday even get one for myself.

Seriously, though, I just don't think it's that big of a deal. Unless there's a car on the line or something cool like that.
Banker85 says:
dont count on it.
manny.101 says:
HAHA! this reminds me of a friend of mine when he played his first handicapped competition.

Having only just started playing golf he managed to get himself a handicap, join me for a round and coming up to the fourth hole a 186m par 3 I watched this ball land 20m short, run up the green a trickle into the hole.
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