Report: Mother of three makes four holes-in-one
by Associated Press
A Singapore mother of three has defied the odds to score two holes-in-one in a month - and she has done it twice, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Christine Keung made her first hole-in-one on Oct. 5 and her second on Oct. 20, the Straits Times newspaper said. She repeated the feat in December, with two more aces on Dec. 7 and Dec. 27, the report said.
"I can't believe it," Keung, who is in her 40s, was quoted as saying.
The shy golfer didn't want to draw attention to herself, but the news trickled out because her fellow golf club members couldn't stop talking about her, the newspaper said.
Keung, who has a handicap of 22 and plays twice a week with her civil servant husband, said her prowess on the links was due to "99 percent luck and 1 percent my husband's presence," the report said.
For each hole-in-one, the Tanah Merah Country Club gave Keung a certificate and a prize of 500 Singapore dollars (US$290), the report said. She scored the holes-in-one on two different courses at the club.
"The first two holes-in-one were achieved with the same ball," she told the newspaper. "I decided to treasure the ball and used different balls for the next two feats."
The odds of scoring a hole-in-one in golf are 42,000 to one, the newspaper said, adding no odds were available for someone sinking two aces in a month twice.