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Tweed golfer swings a 67 million to one feat

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TWEED amateur golfer Jan Walker has achieved a 67 million to one feat, achieving two hole-in-ones in a single round of golf.

A hole-in-one is quite an elusive achievement, let alone two, with many golfers struggling against the odds to score an 'ace'.

Mrs Walker scored the double ace last Thursday at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club on the 10th and 17th hole on the River Course.

"She was very quiet about it, she went straight home and we couldn't do anything on the day," golf club general manager Phillip Dark said.

"When the lady present told me, she couldn't get her in on the day because she had left."

Mr Dark was stunned and said that the mind-boggling achievement may have even been a world first, or a record.

"It's just fabulous, you just don't get two," he said.

"You might get a couple of hole-in-ones several months apart, but nothing like this."

"The odds of the women getting them are even less, we have fewer lady members."

Mr Dark said most amateur golfers never get a hole-in-one and he had never heard of two.

"I've never had one, let alone had two in one day," he said.

The ladies of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Golf Club will be presenting Mrs Walker with a trophy to recognise her remarkable game tomorrow at the club.

The US National Hole-In-One Registry states that only 16 per cent of hole-in-ones are made by women and the odds of one player making two hole-in-ones in the same round is 67 million to one.

More to come as it develops.

Topics:  golf sport


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