The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

September 22, 2012

Golf doesn't get much better than this


CNHI News Service

MATTOON, Ill. — Recording a hole in one is a rare feat, but the odds of getting a second in the same round are astronomical.

Just ask John Trigg who was able to keep his composure during his remarkable exhibition recently at the Meadowview Golf Course.

Playing the back nine first, Trigg used a pitching wedge to ace the 105-yard 13th. A couple of hours later, he grabbed a 7-iron from his bag on another par-3, and drilled the 142-yard 4th hole.

According to Golf Digest Magazine, the odds of an amateur player pulling off what Trigg did are 1 in 67 million.

“When I made the second one, I looked at my partners, shrugged my shoulders and said ‘it’s a simple game,’” Trigg said. “We were all pretty excited.”

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Details for this story were provided by the Effingham (Ill.) Daily News.