Most golfers should know the answer to this question; what is the hardest score to achieve on an individual hole? The majority of folks would perhaps reply with a hole-in-one. Actually, the correct answer is a double eagle 2.
The Malone Golf Club notified the Malone Telegram Sports Department on Monday that a rare double eagle 2, also known as an albatross, was achieved at its facility on Saturday. According to the Club’s General Manager Tom Siddon, the double eagle is considered harder to accomplish than a hole-in-one.
Malone native Greg Dumas, a retired U.S. mail carrier, recorded the rare double eagle on the par 5 fifth hole on the club’s East Course with a Titleist 1. The hole measures 432 yards from the white tee box, and 355 from the gold tees, which Dumas played from. The shot was witnessed by playing companions Ted Grenville and Bob Gasper.
Dumas recorded the deuce using an 8-iron from 145 yards out, a shot that found its way into the bottom of the cup on the dog-leg right. Dumas noted that he now has recorded every score below par, including his first hole-in-one, which came in June of 2018.
The Malone Telegram Sports Department extends its congratulations to Greg on this rare achievement.