Cypress Level provides up ANOTHER hole-in-one — with an unbelievable twist

One in all golf’s most well-known holes has been gettable of late.

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The par-3 sixteenth at Cypress Level shouldn’t be what you’d name “ace-able.”

To be truthful, few par-3s have golfers fascinated by holing out, however the antepenultimate gap at Cypress Level is especially averse to yielding 1s. Since 1945, in line with a plaque on the membership, simply 25 gamers (together with Bing Crosby in 1947!) have made an ace on the iconic 16, which from the again tees performs a frightening 230 yards over the churning Pacific.

Effectively, that was till earlier this month when Christian Clark, a freshman on the Southern Methodist College golf staff, added his identify to the checklist, a feat that not solely was captured on digital camera but additionally caught the attention of the GOAT himself. “Superb,” Tom Brady commented on Instagram.     

After which…it occurred once more.

Lower than two weeks later, one other golfer stepped on to the vaunted sixteenth tee at Cypress — this time with driver in hand — and walked off the opening with a 1. And, sure, as soon as once more, the second was documented on video. Test it out right here:

This story may finish right here and nonetheless be value telling. However, remarkably, there’s one other twist: within the group was the identical member who had hosted Clark, that means that member had witnessed two aces in 10 days on arguably probably the most well-known par-3 in golf.  

“Ruben, what do it’s a must to say about that?” the member was requested by the video shooter when he arrived on the inexperienced.

“Extremely unlikely,” Ruben stated.

A number of moments later, Ruben was requested, “So that you’ve seen two holes-in-one in 10 days on this gap?”


“Had you ever seen a hole-in-one on this gap?”

“I’d by no means seen one interval,” Ruben stated, cracking up his group.

Cypress Level is ranked No. 2 in GOLF’s newest rating of the Prime 100 Programs within the U.S. In GOLF structure editor Ran Morrissett’s description of the course, he referred to as 16 “the sport’s most dramatic and photographed gap.” 

Fortuitously, it is usually some of the videoed.

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