RUTH DAY, a 64 year old retiree golfer with a handicap of 35, has defied the golfing gods by scoring two holes-in-one during one round at her local golf club in northern England.
Estimated at odds of better than 67 million to one, Day managed the feat at Whitley Bay Golf Club, where she is a member.
“A hole in one in itself is usually pretty amazing,” she told The Journal newspaper in northeast England last week. “But I couldn’t believe it when I did the same thing 10 holes further on.”
Day, who has been playing golf for about 10 years, shot her first ace on the 149-yard third hole. She added the second on the 161-yard 13th.
“The first time it happened, my friend was the one saying ‘It’s going in. It’s going in,’ but I was relatively ambivalent,” Day said. “Then the lads in front put their thumbs up to say it had gone in. I was pleased because it was my first hole in one.
“It was the second one that was really amazing because it was a more difficult hole. We saw it turn and then we went searching for it round the back to see where it was. We couldn’t find it, and after a while we found it – in the hole.”
The grandmother-of-eight occasionally plays in competitions, and earlier this month won a prize for the longest drive.
She said: “I have been playing for about 10 years. But some people go through their whole life and never get a hole in one.
“I think there’s only a very small number of people around the world who have done it twice in one round.”