Amateur golfer holes albatross – and it’s caught on camera!

Watch the remarkable clip as one golfer has not one but two incredible slices of good fortune in an LPGA pro-am

We were having a heated debate at NCG HQ recently about whether we would rather have a hole-in-one or an albatross.

The argument was slightly for an ace is it’s the more talked-about achievement in golf – it’s what everyone asks you about. On the flipside, the lesser-spotted bird is a far rarer feat, and therefore surely more impressive, as well as being better for your scorecard.

And yet the former always feels more celebrated – particularly in the club game.

Both involve a monumental amount of good fortune, of course, but far more of us will have holes-in-one than we will albatrosses.

But one chap, playing in the LPGA Drive On Championship pro-am with Hye-Jin Choi, dropped his second on a par-5 at Superstition Mountain in Arizona. (As if that’s the real name of the club, by the way.)

What’s more – and while we’re speaking of good fortune – it just so happens that Golf Channel were testing their cameras ahead of the tournament. On that hole. While he hit that shot.

What are the chances? Probably a bit more than the feat itself, but come on, let’s watch it in all its glory…

Come for the albatross, stay for the fumbled chest-bump celebration.

Though we’re much more of a fan of Choi’s polite golf clap…

Would you rather have a hole-in-one or an albatross? Tweet us and let us know!

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