A single hole-in-one or albatross in a round of golf is worth celebrating. But both in the same round is simply extraordinary.
A number of media outlets reported on this extraordinary round of golf from Perth golfer, Rowan McCarthy.
McCarthy was playing Wembley Golf Course as part of a Perth Golf Network tournament when he managed to card both a hole-in-one and an albatross in the space of four holes.
Alex Myers at Australian Golf Digest reported that McCarthy who was playing off a 20-handicap struck it lucky the par-3 12th hole at Wembley GC.
A triple-bogey on the par-4 11th seemed to spell doom for him in the B-group of the modified Stableford competition, but then his 7-iron from 169 metres on the par-3 12th bounded towards the pin and disappeared.
When the group got to the green, one of McCarthy’s playing partners started screaming his ball was in the hole.
Ben Smith at The West Australian reported that after the excitement, McCarthy put himself down for a double and triple bogey at the next two holes before another amazing golf shot was to come at the 15th hole.
“I hit a good drive, and it just sort of rolled off the fairway and into the sand on the right hand side,” he said.
“Then I hit my five iron off the sand and sort of ran it down the hill, rolled it in off the bank to the left-hand side of the green and it just rolled in on a nice steady speed towards the hole at a bit of an angle.
“That ball just disappeared as well. We were driving down in anticipation. We couldn’t see the ball on the green.
“I walk over to the hole and there it is sitting right at the bottom and when that registered, the excitement was really gone; it was more shock.”
Unsurprisingly, McCarthy went on to win his B-Grade competition and shouted his fellow competitors a few drinks afterwards.