The percentages of posting a hole-in-one is 12,500-to-1, in response to the Nationwide Gap-in-One Registry.
However a double eagle or albatross — phrases used to explain taking pictures three-under par on one gap — carries 1 million-to-1 odds, in response to Dean Knuth, a contributing editor for Golf Digest and former senior director of the handicap division at the US Golf Affiliation.
Josh Demaso achieved the uncommon feat on July 19, when the 22-year-old from Brewer recorded an albatross with a pitching wedge on the 400-yard, par-five fourth gap on the Rocky Knoll Nation Membership in Orrington.
It was his first albatross.
“The wind was fairly sturdy, about 15 to twenty mph,” Demaso stated. “I didn’t hit an ideal drive however, with the wind, it was ok to stand up there. I had 140 yards to the pin.”
Demaso stated he would usually use an eight-iron, however with the wind aiding him, he took out his pitching wedge.
“It landed barely on the entrance of the inexperienced, bounced as soon as, saved rolling and disappeared,” he stated.
Demaso didn’t assume it went in, however certainly one of his enjoying companions, Bangor’s Roger Tracy, informed him it had.
“I used to be very shocked, truly,” he stated.
He known as it “one of many prime moments of my golf profession and of my life.”
Orrington’s Chris Murphy additionally witnessed it.
Demaso started enjoying golf when he was 10 and was on the Brewer Excessive College golf crew for 4 years earlier than graduating in 2018.
He works at Rocky Knoll, altering the pins and raking out the bunkers.
“I play virtually each day after work. I like the sport that a lot,” Demaso stated.
He wound up taking pictures 37 on the entrance 9 and 45 on the again 9 for a 10-over-par 82. One of the best he’s ever shot at Rocky Knoll is a 74.
Demaso stated he is aware of of two different golfers who’ve additionally recorded an albatross at Rocky Knoll years in the past and each additionally did it on the fourth gap: Gary Chessa and Stephen Newcomb.
Now he can set his sights on his first hole-in-one.
The rarest of golf photographs is a condor, which is a hole-in-one on a par 5 or a two at a par six.
As of January, solely six had ever been recorded and all had been at a par-five.