I have never witnessed an albatross in person. I have watched Louis O make one on TV, but I have never seen this elusive shot live. Obviously I have never made an Albatross, but I have made 3 holes in one. Either feat is amazing, but to witness both or more importantly make both is something that rarely happens in golf…..or does it?
Yesterday I asked a very important question about this topic and I have to say I was completely surprised by the responses. No way would I have guess so many players have witnessed both an albatross and a hole in one!
I understand that 2/3 of the respondents have witnessed a hole in one. That is not as rare as on might think, but 30% saying they witnessed both. I think over the years the closest I have seen anyone making an albatross was a few feet. And that was amazing!
I mean an albatross; 3 under on one hole. Talk about lowering your golf score in a hurry! It is an amazing feat that I have on my list of things to do. It is more elusive than a hole in one and is rarely achieved. Yet, 33% of the respondents have witnessed one. Amazing.
Golf offers the opportunity to witness things that most players only dream of. I fit that category, but I guess the real feat will be to shoot an albatross and hole in one on the same hole. I have heard about it, but never witnessed it either. As a matter a fact, a friend of mine, Dwayne, did it at Circle Pines Golf Course at Borden, Ontario about 20 years ago. I was amazing to hear the story.
Do you know how a player can shoot a hole in one and albatross on the same hole? Have you ever witnessed one?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!