TWO ACES IN TWO DAYS IN THE GAR­DEN ROUTE

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Icel­e­brated my first hole-in­one in 27 years of play­ing golf on March 9 at Si­mola, and never in my wildest dreams did I ex­pect another ace, only to have my sec­ond hole-in-one the very next day at Pin­na­cle Point! I was on a Gar­den Route golf tour with seven friends (stay­ing at Oubaai), and I aced the ninth hole at Si­mola, us­ing a 5-iron. On a windy day at Pin­na­cle Point, my 9-iron shot went into the hole at the sev­enth (right). How many golfers in South Africa have achieved this on con­sec­u­tive days at dif­fer­ent cour­ses? Jaco Kriek, Cen­tu­rion CC, Gaut­eng The odds on this hap­pen­ing are as­tro­nom­i­cal. We do know of Sun­shine Tour golfer Keith Horne hav­ing aces on con­sec­u­tive days at Leop­ard Creek dur­ing the 2012 Al­fred Dun­hill Cham­pi­onship (both on the 12th), and sev­eral golfers who have had two aces in the same round – most re­cently Mauro Nettl at St Fran­cis Links in 2014. How­ever, this is the first in­stance we know about in South Africa of a golfer hav­ing aces on con­sec­u­tive days at dif­fer­ent cour­ses. If any reader knows of another, please in­form us.

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