Shelburne County golfer lands very rare double eagle

Greg Bennett
Published on September 1, 2015

Andrew Holland recovered his golf ball to remember the double eagle.


PEGGY'S COVE -Local golfer Andrew Holland recorded a double eagle on the 478 yard par 5 #18 hole at Granite Springs golf club last Saturday Aug. 22.

This rare feat was witnessed by playing partners Kevin Holland, John Chapman and Scott Chapman.

"I never expected that to happen in my lifetime. It's hard to believe I could be that lucky,” said Holland.  “We just started jumping around and celebrating when the ball went in.  I've never made or even witnessed a double eagle before."

A double eagle is also known as an albatross. According to the Golf News Net, a golfer has a million to one odds of making one. Some published reports have put that number at six million to one odds.