Collier County golfer makes hole-in-one twice in 2 days

A Southwest Florida golfer defeated the odds twice.

Collier County resident Roger Craycraft hit his second hole-in-one in two days … in the same hole.

A hole-in-one is scored once in every 3,500 rounds, according to the National Hole In One Registry. The odds of making two holes-in-one in one round are 67 million to one.

Craycraft attempted to see if he would get lucky a third time Friday at hole number seven at the Hammock Bay Golf and Country Club on Borghese Lane, a par three.

“I never thought I’d hit the first or second one so you never know,”¬†Craycraft said.

While he didn’t make another ace, he did make the hole in the three allotted strokes.

Anthony Schmid, the director of golf at the club, says that’s impressive enough.

“To me, it’s one of the hardest par threes,” Schmid said. “I’m just happy when I hit the green.”

Craycraft says he has hit eight hole-in-ones total in his 50 years of playing golf.

Below is a statistical look at the rarity of a hole-in-one:

Graphic via the National Hole In One Registry


Reporter:Olivia Mancino