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In one of the most uniquely brilliant golf occurrences that one could achieve, 18-year-old Tomer Koren aced the 305-meter 10th hole at Ga’ash Golf Club on Tuesday for a stunning hole-in-one albatross (the official term for posting three-under par – or a double-eagle – on a single hole) that he will certainly remember for the rest of his life.
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 other way to Albatross is hitting in one’s second shot on a par-5).
Any way you look at it, Koren moment of glory was truly magnificent.
The seasoned duffer, who was a part of the gold-medal winning Team Israel in the Junior division of last week’s Maccabiah tournament, used his driver to shoot his shot-of-several-lifetimes.
Koren, who was playing in a threesome with Anthony Harris and Michael Cohen in Ga’ash’s July Monthly Medal, will be starting his IDF duties in October.
Nearly 50 golfers participated in the tournament, with Harris posting the best gross score of the day, with 74 shots.
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In the A Division, Raphy Harroche, Amos Aharoni and Eddy Hoffman tied on top, at net 73, with Harroche taking first place and Aharoni taking second on the count-back.
Moshe Nessis won the B Division with a net 69, followed by Gon Hertzog on 72.
In the C Division, Meyer Iny won with a net 72, followed by Roz Brodie.
Nearest-to-the-pin prizes, sponsored by the Greenfield Restaurant, went to Meyer Iny and Shmulik Almagor.
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