Chris Solari in the Lansing State Journal with the amazing story of husband-wife ace-makers Tony and Janet Blundy, who pulled off a 26-Million-To-1 feat of a happy husband and wife golfing together of back-to-back aces. With witnesses.
Around 3:45 p.m. at the No. 16, their seventh hole of the round, 53-year-old Tony went first and one-hopped his 7-iron shot into the cup from 135 yards out. It was the first of his golfing career. The Blundys' hoots and hollers startled the golfers in front of them and on the neighboring fairway.
"You're gonna be really mad at me when I put mine in," Janet told Tony as she stepped to the women's tee box.
Her joke became an even more raucous reality when the 43-year-old planted her pitching wedge tee shot about 6 feet in front of the pin and rolled her shot into the same hole, 110 yards away. Because they caused such a commotion with Tony's ace, they had two strangers (Rose Pfeffer from Charlotte and Diane Knish of Potterville) as their witnesses — an important verification tool to prove their legitimacy.
"We were actually on the other tee box when they hit them in," Knish said. "We went and witnessed the balls in the hole without them even being on the green. That was, like, unreal."
Pfeffer fixed Tony's big divot next to the cup. Pictures were taken. Somehow, the Blundys finished their final 11 holes of their four-hour round.
David Muir of ABC's World News Tonight profiled the couple in the show's final segment. Saying he comes from a family of golfers, Muir seemed genuinely impressed as he talked to the couple on Skype. (Thanks reader Diane for spotting.)