Rare event: Jerry Leibfritz achieves hole-in-one

Jerry Leibfritz

On June 4, at 5:50 p.m., Accelerator Division’s Jerry Leibfritz was playing golf for his team in the Bliss Creek Golf League, which is made up of about 40 Fermilab employees or contractors.

An unremarkable round up to that point, Jerry walked up to the tee for the 151 yard, par 3, 6th hole. Playing about 125 yards that evening, Leibfritz selected his new Mizuno wedge and hit his Titleist ProV1 toward the hole. Landing short of the pin, the ball rolled into the hole for a hole-in-one.

According to US Hole In One Insurance, which insures hole-in-one contests, the chances of an amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par 3 hole are roughly 12,500 to 1.

Leibfritz has been golfing for many years. This was his first hole-in-one.