Golfers make back-to-back aces, at odds of 17 million to 1

Back-to-back holes-in-one for two American golfers at the weekend!

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 1 May 2018

A pair of golfers struck back-to-back holes-in-one on the 123-yard par-3 7th at Westwood Country Club in St Louis on Sunday.

According to The National Hole-in-One Registry, the odds of two players in the same fourball making aces stands at 17 million to 1. 

"What happened is not believable," said Howie Sher, 50, who used a 9-iron. "I'm sure the odds are debatable, but I'll bet winning the lottery might be easier."

Wild celebrations ensued, before calmness on the tee. Up stepped playing partner Brian Halpern, who did exactly the same.

"Watching Howie's go in was the most exhilarating thing I'd experienced on a golf course," said Halpern, 33. "I'd never seen one go in before. Watching it was amazing.

"I was just trying to make sure I hit contact because I had so much adrenaline going from watching Howie.

"When I hit the ball I chunked it a little bit but had a good line. It was going a little left of the pin and landed on the left fringe, pin high. After it landed, it took a hard bounce up the hill and then ran down the hill in a beeline for the hole."

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