Two golfers in the same group ace the same hole

Tren Watson and Donny Jackson each had hole-in-ones on No. 13 at the Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation earlier this month.

The odds of two players in the same group acing the same hole are 17 million to one, according to a Golf Digest article from a few years ago.

Watson used a 7-iron on the 154-yard hole. He said his ball landed in front of and to the left of the pin before it rolled in. It was the second hole-in-one of his career.

Hitting third, Jackson used a 5-iron. His ball also landed just in front of the pin before it rolled in on top of Watson’s ball. It was his fourth hole-in-one.

Reynolds Plantation said No. 13 has had 12 hole-in-ones since March.

Watson finished with a 70, his second-best score.

Watson and Jackson, who are both 65 years old, were given a small box with the ball inside and  a plaque on top with the information about the hole-in-one.

16 comments Add your comment


December 18th, 2012
7:28 am

The only thing that comes close to this was accomplished by Arnold Palmer. As a collegian at Wake Forest, Arnie was playing by himself one day in Raleigh. He aced the hole, did not go to the green but went up to the pro shop to tell the pro what had happened. They returned to the tee and the pro asked Arnie to show him how he did it. Arnie aced the hole a second time. When the two got to the green, Arnie plucked two balls out.

Retired hoopcoach

December 18th, 2012
7:59 am

If I am not mistaken, I think there was a pair of holes in one at Mystery Valley this year on back to back shots.


December 18th, 2012
8:10 am

A five iron on a 155 yard hole…………..? Sounds like my club selection…..!!! Swing harder!!!

Turtle Man

December 18th, 2012
8:13 am

Sounds kinky!!!



December 18th, 2012
8:17 am

I’d rather take more club (5 iron) and hit the more accurate shot than to swing hard and hit it off line.

Oconee Guy

December 18th, 2012
10:12 am

Also………around the same time, about 5 miles away at Harbor Club another gentleman was getting an ace as well. What are the odds of that? 3 aces within 5 miles?


December 18th, 2012
10:39 am

Esquire………What an absolute dumb statement! When you are 65 there are many factors that will determine your club selection. Swinging harder never is one of those solutions. I would say he chose the right club!!!!


December 18th, 2012
10:50 am

Oconee Guy…….If there is a better place to play golf in America, I have not been there to experience it myself. I have played all the Reynolds courses plus Harbor Club, Cuscowilla and Great Waters. All within about 10 miles of each other. My favorite is Reynolds National. Cuscowilla is just too hard for my talents!

shank master

December 18th, 2012
1:50 pm

Earlier this year another Reynolds Plantation member had two holes-in-one during the same round. Odds: about 60 million to one.


December 18th, 2012
2:21 pm

shank master… are going to lead people to believe the courses in Putnam and Greene Counties are easy! lol


December 18th, 2012
2:25 pm

Even the Uncle Remus CC in Eatonton is tough when you drink too much beer. And it is hard to play that course without beer!


December 18th, 2012
2:57 pm

Two college golfers hit back-to-back hole in ones at the Farm near Dalton. There’s a plaque on the tee box. I think they were from NC State?


December 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

Got to be a funnel on that green…


December 19th, 2012
4:10 pm

I’ve played the par 3 in Duluth about 100 times and have never had an ace. I suck!! LOL

Dear Leader

December 21st, 2012
12:16 am

Kim Jong IL scored 11 holes in one in a single round! (His first round ever). Odds? 1:1, apparently.


December 21st, 2012
10:45 pm

His son Mental Lee IL can’t play that good.