Two days, two holes-in-one for 75-year-old amateur golfer

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Two days, two holes-in-one for 75-year-old amateur golfer

Amateur golfer Jim Baker, 75, from Reno, Nevana, made a hole-in-one two consecutive days this month at Somersett Country Club.


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Making a hole-in-one is extremely difficult and pretty rare.

The odds are stacked 3,000-to-1 for a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one, while the odds of an average player making a hole-in-one jump to 12,500 to 1.

A hole-in-one is scored once in every 3,500 rounds, making them particularly hard to come by.

The chances of an average golfer making a hole in one two days in a row? Practically impossible.

Jim Baker, of Reno, Nevada, celebrated his 75th birthday on June 9.

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On June 13, while playing golf with his men’s group at his home course of Somersett Country Club he hit a hole-in-one on the 15th hole. 

The next day, playing in a foursome, he hit another hole-in-one on the third hole at Somersett. 

After the momentous feat Baker said, “I’m…

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