Sensational! 11-Year-Old Kid Makes Two Holes-in-One in the Same Round at a Golf Tournament

Published 09/21/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


Most golfers strive to make a hole in one at least once in their life. However, Jake Martinez has achieved very early in his career what many have been unsuccessful in. He’s done something in golf that millions of people would not be able to achieve.

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The 11-year-old made a hole-in-one at the Palm Springs Open earlier this week, not once, but twice! Let’s take a look at how he did it and what he has to say about it.

Jake Martinez defies all odds to script golf history

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Martinez did not begin well at the U.S. Kids Golf tournament. In fact, he went for a double-bogey on the first and third hole. While that is a mentally discouraging start, the left-handed youngster did not let that affect him. Instead, he turned it up a notch to not only stun the crowd but himself.

 

Do you know the probability of hitting two holes-in-one in a single round? According to the National Hole-in-one Registry, the chances of that happening are 1 in 67 million. However, this didn’t bother him and he scripted history on the 5th tee by rolling the ball into the hole. On the 12th hole, he repeated this fine performance and yet again, made a hole-in-one! He finished round 1 with a score of 74. Despite an amazing first round, he could only manage a 76 on the last day to finish 14th.

‘We’re all shocked’- Martinez on his first hole-in-one

In a post-round interview, the jubilant youngster shared what went down on the course. He asked his father, who is also his caddie, for guidance. He recalled, “My dad said, ‘Hey, let’s hit a pitching wedge.’ It takes one hop, and it went in! We’re all shocked.”

 

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For the second hole, he said, “It’s 100 yards, so I hit pitching wedge again. My dad says the exact same thing, ‘aim left, try to draw it in there’. It does the same exact thing as the last one. It hits and then it drops. We were all just in awe.”

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This young star definitely has a bright future ahead of him. Who knows, Jake Martinez may be the next legend in golf.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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