We’ve all had a similar thought standing over a tee shot on a par 3: “Maybe this is the one that goes in.”
It’s rare for an amateur golfer to make a hole-in-one, so much so that the odds are somewhere in the ballpark of 12,500 to 1. Last weekend at Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, California, those odds were put to shame.
Not one, not two, but three holes-in-one were made in three consecutive days from Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6 at the club, and one man was there to witness all three. Dan Kelly aced the par-3 12th with a pitching wedge from 125 yards out on Sunday, and was also a player in both groups the previous two days, when Mike Abel aced the 165-yard par-3 3rd hole on Friday and Ken King aced the 12th on Saturday.
So if you’re like me and still waiting for your first ace, maybe try and get a round at Mesa Verde with Mr. Kelly.