Serendipity on the greens

Two 1994 Correlieu graduates score two hole in ones in less than 24hrs of each other in Las Vegas.

Two 1994 Correlieu graduates score two hole in ones in less than 24hrs of each other in Las Vegas.

A group of six of us have been going for the last five years on annual golf trips to places like Palm Springs, LA, San Diego, Scottsdale, Mesquite, St George, Las Vegas to play the top courses in each location.

We have our trips in March or April when weather is bad here but were dieing to play golf so its a good way to start season off.

This is what happened in Sin City:

On Thursday, Apr 17 at the TPC Las Vegas, Joga Sandhu (a member of the Quesnel golf club) lined up on the par three 16th hole which played 170 yards.

He hit a seven iron which hit the green over a sand bunker. He thought it was safe and turned around when playing partners said “hey the ball is still moving.”

Once he turned around he saw the ball creeping towards hole and then disappear. Then it was just pandemonium on the tee box; every one on the golf course knew there was a hole-in-one. Mr. Sandhu was more than happy to cover the cost of lunch/drinks after the round.

The group of six were so excited that they had someone in the group that finally had a hole in one.

The next day on Friday the 18, the group were honored to play the very beautiful and exclusive private Dragonridge Country Club in the hills of Henderson, Nevada.

Amanjot Kalirai lined up on hole two which was also a 170 yard shot slightly downhill. He pulled out a seven iron as well.

When Kalirai struck the ball he knew it was a good safe shot to the middle of the green and he quickly picked up his broken tee and started to watch the ball.

The ball landed about 8-10 feet before the hole and just kept rolling towards flagstick and all of a sudden it disappeared and the celebrations were on.

The nice people from the clubhouse came after they heard all the yelling and screaming just to confirm and congratulate Kalirai on the hole in one.

The odds of an amateur part time golfer are approximately 13,000 to 1.

What are the odds of two golfers from Quesnel B.C. hitting two hole-in-ones in less than 24 hours and within five holes of each other at top end PGA calibre courses?

We never forget any of our trips because the golf courses we pick are exceptional and the group that we go with are great friends.

This trip both Quesnel graduates will never forget both of them had there first ever hole in ones in Sin City.

 

–Submitted by Amanjot Kalirai

 

 

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