"[Beyer] did so on the seventh hole at Meadow Lakes [golf course], using an 8-iron on the 105-yard par three.Unlike a lot of folks who falsely claim masterstrokes of good fortune with hole-in-ones, Beyer's story is almost certainly the real thing because it checks out fifty ways to Sunday, and that makes him one of the luckiest golfers in the world. Sports Illustrated claims that the odds of getting a hole-in-one checks in at one in sixty-seven thousand, which is only slightly better than the chances of getting a date with a supermodel -- which comes in at 88,000:1. And the chances of getting dumped by the same supermodel? Probably 1:1.
"He was playing with his wife, Karen, and two friends, Norm and Jan Helgren.
"Being 62, I don't have good eyesight anymore,'' he said, "and I had no idea where the ball had gone. We drove around the hole and didn't see the ball, and I think it was Norm who finally found it in the hole."
Roughly calculated, the chances of getting two holes-in-one are 1:4,000,000. In other words, not very likely.
No word on whether Beyer plans to buy a lottery ticket this week. Were I him, I might buy three.