Chad Van Den Hemel, a 16-year-old playing a round of golf with his father scored a hole-in-one on May 22 at Lakes Golf Course, in a small town northwest of Sioux Falls. Not only was it an ace, it was a double eagle, something not even Tiger Woods has done.
"We walked up to the green to look for my ball and couldn't find it. We walked all around, then decided to look in the hole - and it was in there." Chad's brother and two friends were also playing with him. He also plays golf for his high school.
Van Den Hemel used his father's Golden Bear driver for the hole, which doglegged to the left, and had trees at the bend. Only about 200 golfers manage to hit double eagles annually.