It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… an albatross!?

A WAC Member’s unlikely golf feat

“One in a million” is a term reserved for only the most unlikely of occurrences. But how about one in six million?

Those are the odds of achieving an “albatross” in golf according to The National Hole in One Association, something Club member Landry Christofferson (pictured above, second from left) achieved while golfing with his friends on July 28 at the Willows Run Golf Complex. Landry’s albatross happened on the 495-yard, par 5, hole No. 2 of the Coyote Creek course, where he cleared 305 yards off the tee before sinking the shot for the albatross 190 yards out.

An albatross—also known as a “double eagle”— is a golf scoring term that represents three strokes under par on a single hole. For reference, the association projects a golfer’s odds of sinking a hole-in-one at 12,700 to one. How about for the pros? Still, 3,700 to one.

“It was an amazing day!” says Landry.

—Posted August 10, 2021; JC.

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