Gimbel hits rarest shot in golf

November 8, 2013 — Sports



Gimbel hits another, more routine shot at the course in Prescott, Ariz.

Gimbel hits another, more routine shot at the course in Prescott, Ariz.

Statistically, forget about it. No one knows the odds of hitting a hole-in-one on a par-4, a single-swing feat that has been recorded just one time in the history of the PGA Tour, in 2001.

On Sept. 29 at the Embry-Riddle Invitational in Prescott, Ariz., when junior transfer student Jenna Gimbel smacked the first hole-in-one in CLU history, she put herself not two shots under par, but three shots to the good.

To get a sense of how often it happens, well, again, we don’t know. Just picture a hurricane passing through Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire all in one day.

“As the reality set in that it was not a joke, tears came to my eyes and I gave my coach a huge high-five! I couldn’t stop smiling!” wrote Gimbel in an email. “After that hole I was five under par through my next 10 holes.”


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