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1 in 67 million: Sidney man defies odds, tallies consecutive holes-in-one

The National Hole-In-One Registry says it’s a one in 67 million occurrence
Jordan Rintoul of Sidney scored two aces in a row at Ridge Gold Course in march, a one-in-67 million occurrence. (Courtesy Tom Gallagher)

A Sidney golfer defied all odds and managed to score not just one hole-in-one, but two back-to-back holes-in-one at a Saanich golf course.

While playing at Ridge Golf Course with his eight-year-old son, longtime golfer Jordan Rintoul scored two aces in a row on Saturday, March 30.

“It’s a pretty surreal feeling like, you know, I’ve had two other old ones in my golfing career and both of them came in competitive golf situations,” said Rintoul. “There was an elderly couple playing behind us and the woman, she saw both of them and I think she was more excited than I was. It was pretty crazy.”

After paring the first four holes of the nine-hole course, he managed to ace the 70-yard fifth hole, and when he stepped up to the sixth hole, which is 89 yards, he repeated the feat. Both holes are par three.

According to the National Hole-In-One Registry, making consecutive holes-in-one is a one in 67 million occurrence.

“It was pretty neat to experience it with with my kid right. A funny thing he said was because a woman behind me said ‘I’m gonna give you my email address because I don’t think many people are gonna believe this actually happened. I’ll attest to it and this and that.’ And then I said, ‘No, no, it’s fine. I’ve got my son here with me’ and my son piped up and he said, ‘no, I’m gonna tell everybody that it just didn’t happen’ and that was kind of icing on the cake,” he said

Rintoul, who has been playing since his grandparents bought him a set of clubs when he was four, scored four under par for the nine holes.

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Bailey Seymour

About the Author: Bailey Seymour

After graduating from SAIT and stint with the Calgary Herald, I ended up at the Nanaimo News Bulletin/Ladysmith Chronicle in March 2023
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