The fifth hole was only 110 yards away, so Leo Fiyalko chose a five-iron for the shot. Having played golf for 60 years, he was familiar with the game, but because of his advancing age, he required assistance each time he played. Someone helped him line up the shot, he swung, struck accurately and soundly, and into the distance the ball disappeared.
His friend, Jean Gehring could see better than could Leo, and he thought the ball landed on the green. When they arrived there, he could not locate the ball…until he looked in the cup. Leo Fiyalko had hit a hole-in-one…the first of his career. Interesting thing: Leo is 92 years old and is totally blind!
Whoops and shouts erupted. Later, his friends at the Cove Cave Country Club in Florida presented him with a plaque to commemorate his feat.
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Hey, you golfers who are reading here. Ever got a hole-in-one? Know what your chances are? According to this site…
THE ODDS OF
GETTING A HOLE-IN-ONE
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What are the odds of getting a hole-in-one?
Next time you tee up that ball on a par 3 with dreams of putting it in the hole you might want to consider your chances before doing so.The odds of getting a hole-in-one are debatable, but we came to the conclusion that they are about 1 in 10,000.
Of course, the lower your handicap, the better your chances, and if you’re a typical duffer they can go up significantly to 1 in 40,000.
Dreaming of doing it twice in the same round? It’ll take you about 9 million rounds on average before you do so.
Now, figure that you’re 92 years old…and blind. Odds, anyone?
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