WESTMINSTER, CO - It is golf's equivalent to lighting striking twice in the same place: Husband and wife Bob and Karen Alter each shot a hole-in-one on the same day on the same Denver area golf course.
Bob was playing with friends in the morning at The Ranch Country Club and made his ace on the par 3 fourth hole.
"Just a little 8-iron, landed on the green, bounced a couple of times and went right in the hole," Bob said.
It was his fifth ace in his golfing career, and the third time he had made a hole-in-one on the fourth hole at The Ranch. When the round ended he called his wife on the phone to let her know.
"He goes, 'oh by the way, I had a hole-in-one.' At first, I thought he was teasing," Karen said.
A few hours later Karen was playing the same course with friends when she made an ace on the difficult par 3 fifteenth hole.
"I hit my driver and it bounced twice," Karen said.
The ball then disappeared into the cup. She immediately realized the unusual timing of the two holes-in-one.
"What are the odds that it would happen the same day as your husband?" Karen said
The unusual feat has gotten the attention of friends and neighbors who put up a sign on the fence of the couple's home congratulating them for the two holes-in-one.
While the couple is happy about each making an ace on the same day, they question if someone else may have had a hand in their good fortune.
Bob's father, Dale, was an avid golfer who continued to play past the age of 90. Dale had 9 holes-in-one in his playing days and passed away this past April.
"All I can say is that we got a special guy up there watching us, because his dad was an avid golfer and had 9 holes-in-one," Karen said.
It doesn't get too much more special than two holes-in-one by a husband and wife on the same day on the same course.
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