News & ToursOctober 20, 2014

An 81-year-old man had three holes-in-one in three consecutive days

There are hot streaks, and then there's this.

Dom Debonis is an 81-year-old Pennsylvania with a 14-handicap who, on a recent buddies trip to Myrtle Beach, had three aces in three days, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Considering the odds of making a hole-in-one at all for a golfer of that skill level are about 12,000-to-1, it's tough to understate how unlikely making three in three days actually is. The odds are likely so astronomical, no one's even bothered to calculate them.

Here's a selection from the article:

Nobody, though, would have expected this. On Day 3 of their trip, Mr. DeBonis and his group played at Blackmoor Golf Club Oct. 8. Sure enough, four holes into the round, he did it again -- holing an 8-iron from 118 yards for his third hole in one in three days.

Unlike the first two, Mr. DeBonis and the other members of the foursome didn't see this one go in the hole.

"There was a tree in front and a shadow over the green, but I said, Oh, my God, I think it went in,'" Mr. Debonis said. "We couldn't see it. One of the guys said, I think it's in.' So we walked up to the hole and there it was. I just couldn't believe it. It was the most memorable week."

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