June 18th, 2019

Back-to-back hole in ones at Paradise Valley

By Medicine Hat News on June 11, 2019.

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Brian Silver takes his ball out of the 18th hole at Paradise Valley Golf Club on Friday, June 7, 2019 after making his second hole-in-one in as many holes.

Sinking a hole in one can often be a once-in-a-lifetime feat.

Sinking two in one afternoon is almost unheard of.

On Friday, Brian Silver did the unheard of at Paradise Valley.

As he played through his afternoon of golf, Silver managed to sink a hole in one on holes 17 and 18 on the par-3 course, something he says he never imagined.

“I’ve never hit a hole in one before so I was amazed that first one went in,” he said. “My reaction to the second one was about the same, I just didn’t think it was possible to get two in the same day.”

Silver was taking part in a small tournament Friday when he sunk the perfect shot on the 120-yard 17th hole. When walking back to the clubhouse his party decided to play the 140-yard 18th and that’s when he sunk his second hole in one of the day.

According to the National Hole in One Registry, the odds of hitting two holes in one in a standard round are 67 million to one. Those numbers are based on 18-hole courses with four par 3’s. All of Paradise Valley’s holes are par 3’s.

Silver says he plays maybe 10 rounds of golf each year and says he didn’t make any bets on the shots, but he will make use of the bragging rights.

Paradise Valley reported two other hole in ones to the News this week. Also on Friday, Brandi Henderson aced the 18th. On Monday, John Kozakewich sunk a perfect shot on the 14th hole from 123 yards.

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