Florida Man Mark Mishalanie Sr. accomplished something last week that nearly all of you won’t accomplish over your lifetime. He carded two hole-in-ones on back-to-back days at the 9-hole Amberwood Executive Golf Course, according to the Villages News.
Last Thursday, Mark recorded an ace at No. 1, which plays 126 from the golds and 145 from the blacks. Then Friday it was an ace at No. 3, a 144 yard (gold tees) shot. For an amateur, odds are about 12,500 to 1 for a hole-in-one.
According to NationalHoleInOneInsurance.com, one hole-in-one his hard enough. You add in another per 18 and the numbers skyrocket:
Making a hole in one is undoubtedly difficult. In fact, the odds are stacked 3,000 to 1 for a tour player making a hold in one, while the odds of an average player making a hole in one jump to 12,000 to 1. Even more, one player making two holds (SIC) in one in the same round boasts a 67 million to 1 chance. A hole in one is scored once in every 3,500 rounds, making them particularly hard to come by. However, 128,000 holes in ones are scored each year.
Mark went home and got some sleep before playing Amberwood on Friday so you can mark him down as accomplishing this feat over 12 holes. I’m no Darren Rovell when it comes to statistics and odds, but the number has to be mindboggling. Mark’s going to go broke buying drinks for everybody if he keeps this up. I have to assume he’s on a fixed income at The Villages so he might want to think about cutting back on aces. Just sayin’.