By Bev Mortimer
A St Francis Bay golfer, Mauro Nettl, has defied the extremely steep golfing odds by achieving 2 holes-in-one on the same round yesterday at St Francis Links Golf Estate in the Eastern Cape..
The odds of achieving 2 holes-in-one on the same round are 67-million to one according to the National hole-in-one Registry (http://nationalholeinoneregistry.com/facts.php). But this local Italian restaurateur with a handicap of 13, had two aces – on the 7th and 17th holes during his round of golf yesterday (22 May 2014) at this 5-star golf estate. And just two weeks ago Nettl also aced it on the 14th at this estate!
Three other St Francis Bay golfers have also scored multiple holes-in on-one on the same golf course recently – though not in the same rounds. The others who have aced it locally are MJ du Bruyn, Renee Botha (who also aced it at the St Francis Bay Golf Course) and Bob Carmichael.
With Mauro, 2nd from right are golfers Neil Jones, Mike Charters and Mark
MJ du Bruyn and Renee Botha, St Francis Bay golfers who aced it in the last four weeks
And these fine feats have amazingly all been within the past four weeks! As locals say: “It’s raining holes-in-one at St Francis Bay!”.
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