Golfer Defies Odds, Makes Second Career Albatross


The double eagle, or albatross, is one of golf’s rarest feats, which makes one golfer’s achievement that much more unbelievable. Peggy Lynn Hicks defied the odds when she made a two on a par-5 in a recent outing.

While the odds of making a double eagle has been cited as high as 6-million-to-1, what makes it even more amazing is that it’s her second of her golfing career!

For perspective, the odds of making a hole-in-one is only 13,000-to-1. Plus there have only been 36 double eagles ever recorded in LPGA Tour history!

Her latest one came at Purple Sage Golf Course. The Idaho Press-Tribune has the details:

Hicks was participating in the Caldwell High School class of 1977 golf scramble when she pulled off a rare feat — a double eagle on the fourth hole.


A double eagle, also known as an albatross, means Hicks sank the ball in two strokes on a par-5 hole. This is the second time Hicks has achieved a double eagle, but the first was 40 years ago.

“I’ve only done this two times in my life, and I’ve played golf most of my life,” Hicks said. “I hit a good first shot, and the second shot was going toward the hole, but the chances of it going in were so slim, that you don’t really think it’s going to go in.”

“It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my entire life,” said Kelli Belle, one of Hicks’s scramble teammates who witnessed it. “I screamed, I hooted and hollered. All of us got goosebumps.”

A big tip of the cap to you, Peggy Lynn. Well done! 

[h.t Golf Digest, Idaho Press-Tribune]


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