Golfer makes HOLE-IN-ONE and ALBATROSS in one round of golf

Irish golfer does the unthinkable with an ace and albatross on holes 12 and 15. He did triple bogey the 13th and 14th, though. 

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Fri, 7 Jan 2022

Golfer makes HOLE-IN-ONE and ALBATROSS in one round of golf

A golfer recorded an incredible feat that neither Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus have ever achieved in their golf careers by recording a hole-in-one and an albatross in one round of golf.

Irish golfer Rowan McCarthy slammed home an ace on the par-3 12th at Wembley Golf Course in Australia and then went on to hole out his second shot at the par-5 15th for an albatross. 

The odds for the average golfer of making a hole-in-one in a round of golf are 12,000/1, while an albatross is 6 million to 1. 

The odds of doing both in a round of golf are therefore out of this world. 

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"I'm completely shocked," Irish Perth golf society member McCarthy told Irish Post

"Golf is a game of ups and downs but today makes it all worthwhile. We will celebrate tonight for sure, drinks on the house."

McCarthy then gave some details behind his hole-outs, admitting he was a little bit lucky with the albatross. 

"On 12, the hole-in-one, it was a beautiful 7-iron, 169 metres, that drew towards the hole, hit the front of the green and leisurely rolled towards the hole and dropped in dead weight.

"Then on 15, the albatross, it was 185 metres with a 5-iron, downhill, using the bank adjacent the green, ran towards the hole, hit the flag and dropped. I might have caught that one a bit thin."

Unfortunately McCarthy handed back six shots on holes 13 and 14. 

"I just wish I didn’t treble bogey the holes in between," he added. 

That's the beauty of golf, right? 

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