It’s a sinking feeling that golfers forever dream of, and Michael Zamyslowski experienced it twice — during the same round.
The 64-year-old Edina resident carded holes-in-one on the back nine at his hometown Braemar Golf Course one Sunday last month.
The National Hole-in-One Registry pegs the odds of such a repeat feat at roughly 67 million to 1. .
“I can’t really explain how or why lightning struck twice,” said Zamyslowski, who had two fellow golfers along with him to vouch for the single-swing accomplishments.
The first ace came on the 113-yard 12th hole. He used an 8-iron to push the ball through the wind and into the hole.
For his second ace, Zamyslowski was gripping a 5-wood at the 17th tee, which did not offer a view of the hole itself.
Zamyslowski and his buddies saw the ball hit the green and roll in the right direction, but it was not until they arrived to the green’s edge in their cart that they realized the ball was hiding in the cup.
“It was unreal … just absolutely surreal,” said Zamyslowski “It was as if everything just stopped.”
Zamyslowski, a 33-year veteran of the Braemar Men’s Club who often gets in three rounds a week during the summer, finished with an 86 on that Sept. 11 morning.
He has two earlier holes-in-one to his credit — just not during the same round.