Paul Dombrowski, 64, sinks pair of holes-in-one at Burnham Woods Golf Course

July 24, 2013 3:55:00 PM PDT
A suburban Lynwood man has done what many golfers only dream of doing: he got two holes-in-one during the same round of golf.

64 year-old Paul Dombrowski, a retired construction worker, loves to golf regularly at the Burnham Woods Golf Course. Tuesday morning he started a round of golf with his friend Wayne Nordengreen when he hit a hole-in-one on the par 3 third hole.

Minutes later, he accomplished the near impossible when he got his second hole-in-one on the par 3 fifth hole.

"That is luck and just good fortune I guess," said Dombrowski. "You get excited and it kind of answers one of your dreams of always getting a hole-in-one, but the second one I was like stunned. I did not even believe it myself, I thought this cannot be really happening. . . When we got to the first tee there was a full moon and Wayne said look how bright that moon is, things are really going to happen today. I did not believe him at first."

Dombrowski's golfing partner witnessed the whole thing.

"Oh, I witnessed both of them, like he said, we got up to the first one and I told him after he hit it, I could see it is going to be close. We got up there and sure it was in the cup, we shook hands and that was it. When he hit the one on five and I seen it on the left side, I thought it was behind the hole and I went up there and could see it. I knew it was a special day. . . You had to hit the ball good and he hit the ball good on both holes," said Wayne Nordengreen, golfer.

"We all dream of getting that one hole-in-one, but he accomplished it twice in one day," said Jeff Gappa, assistant general manager, Burnham Woods Golf Course.

Dombrowski says he was so lucky that a couple of guys on the golf course asked him to buy some lottery tickets and he even bought a few for himself. He says the first person he called was his son and next his wife and two daughters.

ABC7's Theresa Gutierrez asks, "Is this the best thing that has ever happened to you?"

"I guess you are supposed to say it was the birth of your children, but this is right up there," said Dombrowski.

The Lynwood resident says he does not believe Tiger Woods has ever gotten two hole in ones in the same round of golf.

Rumor has it he never has, but if he wants a shot at me I will take him on," said Dombrowski.

In 2007, Dombrowski visited Scotland's St. Andrews Golf Course. He is thinking it is time to do that again.

Meanwhile the two golfing partners will continue to play their daily game of golf and hope for another lucky day.

Experts says the odds of two holes-in-one in the same round are 1 in 65 million.

Dombrowski's final score for the day was 76, four over par. He says he has to think of something to top this.

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