Scoggins: 1 ball, 1 day, 2 golfers, 2 aces – a strange story in one hole in minnesota golf

according to National Register of hole in one.

bft. this is no thing.

Now calculate the probabilities of using the same golf ball to make an ace on the same day on the same court by different players.

“I don’t think there are even possibilities for that,” said Dan Baker, golf coach at St. Louis Park High.

Probably less than someone gets hit by a meteor after winning the lottery.

“I don’t know if this has ever happened in the history of golf,” said Dan Simpson, head of the pro team. Minneapolis golf club.

This exact scenario happened Thursday night on The Simpsons Course.

It all started when he was 13 years old Preston Miller He succeeded in the first hole of his career at No. 4 from 121 yards. Miller, a seventh grader who plays for the Saint Louis University Park High team, hit a 7 iron in the wind. The ball jumped several times and rolled into the hole.

“I was jumping up and down and screaming,” Miller said.

However, he did not put the ball in his bag as a souvenir. Keep playing the same ball.

After three holes, he lost the ball.

Miller pulled his shot on No. 7, then tried to cut trees on his second shot. The ball hit a tree and Miller couldn’t find it in the open.

“I was very sad,” he said.

He finished his tour and then reunited with his St. Louis Park teammates and club coaches for the 1919 Root Beer Tour.

Back on the field, club member Ricardo Fernandez found a problem on hole No. 12, which runs next to No. 7. As he searched for his ball near some trees, he found a Titleist Pro V1 ball with the “SLP” logo on it. Nobody was playing in that hole at the time, so I thought the ball was lost. He picked it up and put it in his bag.

Fernandes set his own ball but lost it again. He snatched the ball he found in the duffel from his bag.

“It was right at the top,” he said. “It was a great ball. I wasn’t playing well, so you could have shot that ball.”

On the 181-yard hole number 16, he made the fourth hole-in-one of his career using the “SLP” logo ball. Put it back in his bag.

Fernandez knew someone else scored a hole that day. When he finished his round, he showed the player the ball coming out of 18The tenth Green color. That’s when he learned that a St. Louis Park team member had also scored a hole-in-one and that the group was still inside.

Fernandez found them, still holding the ball, and thanked them for letting the ball down the path he used for the ace.

One of his teammates asked Fernandez where he had found him. He said he was near the rugged trees at No. 7. It was Titleist 4, which Miller plays for the St. Louis Park team.

Imagine their reaction.

“I was like, there’s no way, because I also punched a hole in one with it,” Miller said.

Fernandez had a different immediate reaction.

Did you play the same ball you hit a hole in one with? He said. “Rule #1 is to put it in your bag.”

The group had a great time celebrating how something absurd and improbable became a true story. Fernandez and Miller snapped a photo together holding a ball, two strangers now forever linked to the foolish nature of golf.

“How do notes on something like that compare?” Fernandez said. “Honestly, I wish the story was better than losing a golf ball somewhere.”

Unfortunately, he returned to the course Friday morning for another round. He didn’t have a hole in one this time and he didn’t have an “SLP” ball. Fernandez did not hesitate to return it to Miller, who put it on a souvenir shelf in his bedroom.

Fernandez told him, “Raise it, and I hope it gives you luck for life. Because oh my God, there’s so much luck in that ball.”