Lance Robinson - one of three golfers to score an ace on the same hole at Eastwood Golf Club on March 19.

March 19th will be forever remembered as an historic day at Melbourne’s Eastwood Golf Club. On that fateful Saturday, an amazing event occured– one that has never happened before: three people scored an Ace on the same hole, on the same day. Two of those people were even in the same group!

It all happened on the 137-metre par-3 14th hole.  Dragan Milosevic was the first to achieve the feat, playing in the morning group. Marking a triumphant “1” on the card, Dragan was, needless to say, extremely confident he had sewn up the “Nearest the Pin” prize for the day.

But two afternoon players, Lance Robinson and Lindsay Howard, quickly dashed Dragan’s hopes, as they each scored aces of their own on the hole, achieving every golfer’s dream and giving the club an unprecedented three aces in one day.

What’s even more unique is that Lance and Lindsay were playing partners (in a group of 4) and were scoring each other’s card.

“It was quite unique to see two 1’s on the cards,” Lance told Inside Golf.

“We have never heard of this happening before. It has created quite a bit of fun and excitement around the club.”

Fittingly, all three players shared in the ball prize for nearest the pin. The club also awarded each player a hole-in-one trophy, a special tie, a couple of golf balls and free drinks for the members.

The odds of making a hole-in-one vary greatly, depending on the source and the calculation method. According to various articles and Hole-in-One Insurance agencies in the US, for an amateur to score an ace on a standard 150-yard hole, the probability is anywhere from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 45,000 (this number is significantly lower for professional golfers).

But two players from the same foursome acing the same hole is something along the magnitude of 17 million to 1, according to Despite our research, we cannot find an estimate of the odds of three aces on the same hole, on the same day, with two players in the same foursome.  (Can someone get us an abacus?)

About Richard Fellner

Winner of multiple Australian Golf Media Awards, including Best Photojournalism and Best Column, Inside Golf Group Editor Richard Fellner is the quintessential Golf Tragic, having played the game for over 50 years (but has never gotten any better!) He has played and reviewed courses all over the world, and has interviewed many of the great players of the game (including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Greg Norman). Richard is a member of both the Australian Golf Writers Association and the Golf Society of Australia, and he is a regular guest on many Australian "sports talk" radio shows and networks, including ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116, Melbourne Talk Radio 1377, 2GB and others. Follow Richard Fellner on Quora


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5 Responses to "A world first: Three Aces in ONE DAY!"


  2. Jake Smith  March 28, 2011

    I think you will find that you (Inside Golf) once reported on there being 4 aces in one Jack Newton Junior Golf tournament at Muswellbrook two years ago.

    Hate to be the kill joy.

  3. Richard Fellner  March 30, 2011

    I’ll have to look that up Jake (Do you remember the issue/Month?). Were they on the same hole/same day/paired?

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