A Scottish golfer beat odds of 67 million-to-one by getting two holes-in-one in the
space of nine holes.
was four times less likely than winning the lottery - but despite having the
round of his life, he quit before finishing his round.
a 47-year-old technician from Aberdeen, opened his round at Stonehaven golf
club on Saturday with an ace on the 163-yard opening hole.
that weren't enough, he then made a second hole-in-one on the 132-yard seventh hole,
joining a tiny band of golfers across the world who have made two aces in one
having the round of his life, the seven-handicapper was unable to complete the
full 18 holes since a prior engagement meant he had to head off half-way
through his game.
could have been worse: Smith almost didn't play at all after his regular playing
partner had to miss the match due to a bad ankle.
think about whether I would go along - but I'm really glad I did," Smith told
re-routes the course slightly during the winter to start on the 18th tee, so instead
of opening with a simple par-4 Smith faced a difficult long-iron shot to the
I hit the first shot of the day, a four iron at the 18th, I didn't think the ball
was in the hole as I could still see it," he said.
have been resting against the pin before it fell in, as halfway down the fairway
I couldn't see it any more. I took my putter on to the green just in case, but
it was in the hole."
golfer also missed seeing his second ace go in, with the 7th being played to a
green that cannot be seen from the tee.
played a lovely five iron, although it can be deceiving as it is a raised green
and you can't see the hole," he said.
of my playing partners played a similar shot and when we got up there one ball was
lying short and there was no ball to be seen on the green.
the ball short of the green was mine, so my playing partner Keith Taylor walked
up to the hole and punched his fist in the air. When Keith said it was my ball
in the hole I just couldn't believe it."
also playing in the group, explained that Smith was in such a hurry that he
hadn't even putted out properly or marked his card.
had said at the start of the round that he was going in after the eighth. So he
walked off the course after his second ace," said Hyder.
wasn't even holing out because he was only going to play nine holes and he
wasn't recording his score.
odds of doing what Adam did are absolutely incredible. But they were just super