Sport: 20,00-to-1

20,000-to-1

Last year, in the New York World-Telegram Hole-in-One tournament, the first starter was 54-year-old Jack Hagen, professional at the Salisbury Country Club course at Westbury. L. I. where the tournament was held. He holed out a shot on the fly (TIME, Aug. 21, 1933).

Last week, Jack Hagen was one of 447 players who shot five balls each on Salisbury's 148-yd. third hole in the World-Telegram's 1934 Hole-in-One contest. Odds against a hole-in-one are about 20,000-to-1. After 2,235 balls had been played last week, the closest to a...

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