There are remarkable hole-in-one stories, then there’s this one. George Cooper has the extraordinary details
Now we know you all love a good hole-in-one story here at NCG HQ, and we think we’ve just come across one that tops them all as probably the craziest, most extraordinary, most improbable story to ever take place on a golf course.
The scene of which golfers are hailing a “miracle” took place at Minneapolis Golf Club, and involves not one, but two golfers, and just a single ball…
As shared by John Rouleau on Twitter, the miraculous feat started with 13-year-old Preston Miller one-shotting the 4th hole with a 7-iron from 121 yards. But while so many of us would cling onto that ball for dear life, the teenager inexplicably continued playing with his hole-in-one ball and unfortunately lost it on the 7th.
He finished his round and was in the clubhouse enjoying a celebratory soda when a second golfer, Ricardo Fernandez, entered the bar to share that he too had produced the dream moment and made a hole-in-one on the course.
Now here’s where things start to get outright ludicrous.
Extending one another’s congratulations and retelling their stories for all to hear, Fernandez pulled out his golf ball and – well – you know what happened next…
“He was just kinda mind-blown,” Miller told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “He didn’t believe it.”
Fernandez had apparently found Miller’s ace ball in the trees, proceeding to use it for the remainder of the round, and as if lighting doesn’t strike twice, pulled off the unthinkable by holing out with the same ball on the par-3 16th.
“It’s inconceivable,” the head pro at Minneapolis said. “There are people out there that have had two holes-in-one in one round, but to find out two different people made it with one ball? It may have never happened in the history of golf.”
You can say that again. But what we now want to know is, who’s going to keep the miracle ball? And when can we use it?
And does it better this remarkable feat by Knock golfer Matt Welsh?