Most golfers will play the game all their lives and never pull down a hole-in-one. Rick Akin on the other hand just shot two of the elusive aces in a single round of golf. Not only did Rich knock down the hole in ones, they were the fifth and sixth of his golf playing career.
The shots came during the Men’s Golf Association event at Quail Valley golf course
The 67-year-old vice president of an engineering and construction company in Houston, Texas landed his second hole-in-one with a 7-iron on a 147-yard par 3.
Akin tells the Houston Chronicle:
“I called that one (in the air). I said, ‘Last hole. Let’s make it two.’ “
The second of his two aces came as he dropped a high draw within 15 feet of the hole and than waited patiently for the ball to trickle down into the hole.
It turns out Akin relied on some decent skill and perhaps a lucky ball. While Akin would normally retire a hole-in-one ball he pulled it out of his bag after losing another ball in a water hazard. Starting on the seventh hole Rich Akin was using the hole-in-one ball to finish out his amazing two aces round.
The feat is made more special by the fact that the National Hole In One Registry puts the odds of making two holes-in-on during the same round of play at 67 million to 1.
After shooting a 78 Akin joked that it now takes him two hole in one shots to break 80.
Sure his two hole-in-one shots are impressive but 12-year-old Naomi Lee managed the same feat in March which means it’s slightly losing its appeal.
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