Games We Play: Another memorable Albatross at Ga’ash Golf Club

David Pachima scored a hole-in-one on the par-4 6th hole, which was playing at 254 meters.

August 19, 2014 05:57
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David Pachima, golf player

David Pachima poses on the tee of the 6th hole at the Ga’ash Golf Club, the location from which he hit his hole-in-one Albatross.. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The Ga’ash Golf Club had its 3rd Albatross last month, when David Pachima scored a hole-in-one on the par-4 6th hole, which was playing at 254 meters.

Previously, Michael Cohen also scored a hole-in-one on the 6th hole, and Tomer Koren had his memorable shot by acing the par-4 10th hole.

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In general, a golf hole-in-one is one of the rarest feats in sports. An average golfer is said to have a 12,500-to- 1 odds of acing any particular hole. However, when it comes to a hole-in-one on a par-4 hole, the probability drops exponentially, reported to be as high as 6,000,000-to-1.

While approximately 40,000 hole-in-ones a year are made in the United States, there are just a couple hundred double-eagles and less than 100 of those recorded as an ace (the only other reasonable way to Albatross is hitting in one’s second shot on a par-5).

Any way you look at it, Pachima’s moment of glory was truly magnificent.

In very hot and windy conditions, nearly 60 players participated in the July Monthly Medal, which also acted as the first qualifying round for the Israeli Net Tournament.

For the second month in a row, Anthony Harris recorded the best gross score, playing the 18 holes in 76 strokes.

The A Division was won by Meier Dor, with second place going to Amos Aharoni. Dor and Aharoni both had the identical score of net 73, with Dor winning on the countback.

In the B Division, Iser Lifshitz and Eddy Hoffman also both finished tied on net 73, with Lifshitz taking first place on the countback.

Jonthan Inbar took home first place in the C Division, followed by Moti Mabel.

Nearest-to-the-pin prizes, sponsored by Greenfield at Ga’ash, went to Harris and Gershon Feldman.

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