The odds of scoring a hole-in-one in golf are said to be 12,000 to 1. Estimates are that a hole-in-one occurs only every 3,500 rounds of golf. Most golfers never get one.
However, Kimball Golf Club had two holes-in-one last week. Bryon Chambers from Chaska made a hole-in-one on hole #3 with a 9 iron, and Rolf Standfuss from Willmar scored his on hole #6 with a 9 iron.
According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, 16% of holes-in-one are made by women. The average age of women who shoot an ace is 55, and they play for 15 years on average before shooting a hole-in-one.
Tiger Woods, one of the most famous golfers of all time, shot his first hole-in-one at just six years old. He has recorded 3 holes-in-one during his PGA career.
Each of the golfers who shot a hole-in-one at KGC last week came from a long distance to play the golf course, one from Willmar and the other from Chaska. This is a reflection of the quality of the Kimball Golf Club course and the very good value in the current rates for play:
• Weekday 9 holes w/cart: $23
• Weekend 9 holes w/cart: $27
• Weekday 18 holes w/cart: $35
• Weekend 18 holes w/cart: $40
• Sr. (60+) 18 holes w/cart: $23 Monday-Friday before noon
• Every Day 18 holes walking: $20
League play results
Ladies League play had Team Spaulding winning with a 31 for nine holes (Mary Spaulding, Deb Gilbertson, and Erin Dingmann). Team Brandt leads in points (Pat Brandt, Kathi Crupi, and Carol Krippner).
In league play, a point is awarded for winning the hole, and for having the most points for nine holes.
The Tuesday Mens League, was led by Al Mackereth with a 39 for nine holes. Doug Partri leads in points.
In the 3-Person league, Team Helgeson led with a 31 (Kurt Helgeson, Neil Helgeson, and Dillon Menson. Team Borman led in points (Jeff Bormann, Jamie Kurkowski, and Wayne Laudenbach).
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