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Farris hits his second hole-in-one


November 12, 2021

It's not every day a golfer hits a hole-in-one. For some it never happens. Ernie Farris of Alva is apparently exceptionally lucky or exceptionally skilled since he's done it twice.

The first time was five or six years ago. But Farris did it again Tuesday, Nov. 9, about 3:30 p.m.

According to calculations of Boston University mathematician Francis Scheid, Ph.D., on behalf of Golf Digest; and National Hole in One, which provides hole-in-one insurance for tournaments, the odds of an amateur golfer making a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1. For a low-handicapper, the odds improve to 5,000 to 1. The...

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