Friday, September 26, 2008

What are the odds?

As if getting a hole-in-one wasn’t a great enough stroke of luck, imagine the odds of a husband and wife making the first holes-in-one of their lives on the same course, nine days apart. That’s exactly what happened to Jim and Karen Brown, Okemo Valley Golf Club members from Ludlow, Vt., and Vero Beach, Fla.

“There’s a couple who should run right out and buy a lottery ticket,” said Okemo Valley Golf Club Head Professional Michael Santa Maria.

Jim Brown aced the fourth hole on Sept. 8. He used his 8-iron to make the 137-yard shot from the white tee. The feat was witnessed by Brown’s golf partners that day, Ed Gordon, Peter Cooney and Howie Cox.

On the following Wednesday, Sept. 17, Karen Brown shot a hole-in-one on the eighth hole. She used her 7-hybrid club to make the 122-yard ace from the gold tee. Sue Latta, Leslie Gordon and Judy Zilvitis witnessed the accomplishment.

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