ESTERO, Fla.- It was the shot of a lifetime for an Estero man. A 94-year-old golfer is still in shock by his unexpected achievement on the green.
Thomas Fagen has been golfing for just two years.
"I couldn't believe it, that was my words, I couldn't believe it!" said Fagen.
He took a shot and got his first hole in one.
"I can tell you, it is something I never thought I'd have is a hole in one," said Fagen.
With a birthday in March, he got an early present while out on the course.
"I'll be 95 in March the 21st and I'm just hoping I make it, but at least I got a hole in one!"
The chance of getting a hole in one can be described as a bit of a long shot. According to Golfers Digest, the average players chance of getting an ace is 12,000 to one! A professional golfers chances are about 4,000 to one.
"I never thought I would accomplish this. I've been playing for two years and this is one of the big prizes I get."
Fagen plays "scramble" five times a week with a group of 60. But today, hole 17 proved to be very lucky.
"After we were looking for the ball, one of the fellas walked up to the hole and that's where the ball was! There was no question, I did have a hole in one!
He said February 4th is a day he will never forget.
"Shocked??? I was really shocked! It's something I had never anticipated."