Kiwi golfer Amelia Garvey talks us through beating 1 in 6 TRILLION odds to break a world record
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Kiwi golfer Amelia Garvey talks us through beating 1 in 6 TRILLION odds to break a world record

No one else in the history of the world had ever done it before!

This past week, a Kiwi gal entered the golfing record books for doing something that no other golfer has ever done. 

Amelia Garvey hit a hole-in-one, an albatross (getting the ball in 3 shots under the average) and an eagle (getting the ball in 2 shots under the average) all on the same round, which had a one in 6.3 trillion chance of happening. 

Unfortunately, there's no footage of it, but the 23-year-old  told the Edge Breakfast what was going through her head as it happened. 

“I had no clue what was going on,” she said. “I made an eagle on the first and then a hole-in-one (on the sixth), but I feel like a lot of people have probably done that before.”

“I was playing pretty sh*tty golf up until the 13th and managed to hole my second shot on a par five. Me and all my playing partners just looked at each other and started losing it. We were like: ‘What has just gone on?!’.”

When the albatross happened, she knew it was “pretty rare” to have all three on the same day, but it wasn’t until she finished up that she found out her name would be in the history books. 

“I didn’t know until I got off the course and was talking to the tournament directors and they were trying to figure out whether anyone had done it before, and apparently not.”

Unfortunately, the insane achievement doesn’t automatically shoot her up the world rankings, but it does mean people will remember her name. 

“I might be in the Guinness Book of World Records, maybe,” she said. 

“It’s a pretty cool achievement to say you’ve done something in a game that millions of people play around the world that nobody else has - I hope no one else does it for a long time so I can keep hold of it.”

We hope so too Amelia! Surely it’d take another 6.3 trillion rounds of golf to happen - is that how maths works?