Albatross and Hole-in-One highlight of Radium’s Kootenay Pro Series Event

Congratulations to Kootenay golf pros Bryan Armstrong and Doug Schneider on a great achievement!

Golf pro Doug Schneider with proof of his hole-in-one shot at the Springs Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs.

Golf pro Doug Schneider with proof of his hole-in-one shot at the Springs Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs. — Photo courtesy Twitter/Doug Schneider

There is nothing like an albatross (3 under par) and hole-in-one to add a little excitement to a Kootenay Pro Series event which was recently held at the Springs Golf Course in Radium Hot Springs.

Golf pros Byran Armstrong and Doug Schneider defied the odds by carding an albatross (2 on a par 5) and hole-in-one, while playing in the same group during the same round.

The odds of an albatross is said to be 1 to 6,000,000 and the odds of hole-in-one is about 12,000 to 1 for an average player. So Armstrong and Schneider definitely made some golf history with their historic shots at the Springs earlier in May.

“It was kind of dropping towards the hole and I just turned away because I figured I’m 200 yards out, I’m obviously going to have an eagle putt coming,” said Bryan Armstrong, a professional at Copper Point Golf Club in Invermere and commissioner of the Kootenay Pro Tour, in an interview with Post Media. “So I just put the five-iron back in my bag and the guys on the other cart just started yelling, ‘It went in! It went in!’ It was quite the shock to the system. I didn’t really know quite what was going on. It was really crazy.”

Armstrong summed up his feelings on acing an albatross, “It just happened. Just knowing how rare it is, you don’t ever expect that to ever happen.”

Come to think about it you might want to invite Bryan and Doug to be part of your next corporate foursome—odds are they'll bring your score down.

Congratulations to Kootenay golf pros Bryan Armstrong and Doug Schneider on a great achievement!

Source: Post Media

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