Well less than 30 days after turning 14 years old, Cameron has achieved the golfer's dream: a Hole-In-One! Some golfers spend a life-time trying to achieve this feat and never make it. A quick look at the stats on making one:
According to USHoleInOne.com, which insures hole-in-one contests, the odds of getting a hole in one on a par-3 are 12,500 to 1 for an amateur and 7,500 to 1 for a pro.
"I don't know how many hole in ones we make out on tour a year, but think about it," says Rich Beem, who won the 2002 PGA Championship and had a hole in one in the second round of the 2002 Disney Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
"You've got the best golfers in the world firing at the pins how many times a week? I mean, we only have X amount of hole in ones? There's a lot of luck."
Cameron achieved his Hole In One on 8/23 at Royal Oak Country Club while playing with his dad. He aced the 161 yard 5th hole using his 6-iron. The club is recognizing his accomplishment with a plaque and he was noted in both the Royal Oak and the Ivy Hills (where he was part of the Jr. Golf program this summer) Country Club Newsletters.
Although he didn't make the St. X JV golf team, he is on the St. X freshman Intramural team so he still gets to play this fall and will try-out again next year.
Here's looking at you kid!!!!!!!!!!