Most golfers never make a hole-in-one. Some are fortunate enough to make one in their lifetime. A few make more than one. And a very few make more than one in the same round.
Carol Robertson joined that last, extremely exclusive club on Monday, making two aces in a three-hole span while playing at Celebration Golf Club near Orlando, Fla. The odds of someone making two aces in one round? 67 million to one, according to the National Hole in One Registry.
According to The Washington Post, Robertson, the women's golf coach at Virginia Tech, was playing with assistant coach Russell Abbott and two of their Hokies players. First Robertson aced the 159-yard, par-3 third hole, but no one saw the ball go in because the cup wasn't visible from the tee.
Two holes later Robertson's group came to another par 3, this one 162 yards long, and she joked that she would make another ace. Which she did. This time, everyone saw it.
"I just kind of dropped my club and hit the ground," Robertson told Post reporter Dan Steinberg. "Everybody's just high-fiving, getting their cameras out, taking pictures."
Before becoming a coach, Robertson had a distinguished amateur and collegiate career. She won the 2006 Virginia State Amateur Championship and reached the finals of the 2010 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. She was a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year at James Madison, and won the conference championship in 2003.
Her father, Charles Green, is a past president of the Virginia State Golf Association and she has two brothers who played collegiately - Chuck at Washington and Lee and Garland at Virginia Tech.
Robertson coached at Old Dominion before coming to Virginia Tech to start the women's golf program.
Oh, and Robertson now has made seven holes-in-one.