MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- For 58 years, Eddie Manderville has been giving just about everything he has to Theo Wirth Golf Course.
He provides lessons. He cleans the range balls. He even went on a lengthy crusade with fellow golfers to save the par 3 course.
Well on Friday, the course gave something back. Actually, gave something back-to-back.
The 81-year-old and his buddies were on the 7th hole of the Par 3 course.
"You want to hit short and let it bounce in," he told KARE 11 a couple days later.
"And then Eddie, I think he just turned around. I said 'Look at that Eddie, it fell, that sucker fell down,'" longtime golf buddy Dave Rundles said.
It was a hole-in-one, which alone is quite a feat.
Eddie retrieved his hole-in-one from the cup and went to the next hole.
"I couldn't believe it," Rundles recalled.
Yup, Eddie aced the next hole, too.
"I had eight holes-in-one so I thought I saw everything, but never two in a row. Unbelievable," Manderville said with a grin from ear to ear.
KARE 11 contacted the National Hole-In-One Registry where we learned the chances of one player making two holes-in-one in the same round are 67 million-to-1.
We asked about the odds of back-to-back holes-in-one, and in an email, registry officials say at this point "there is no way to calculate the odds on a par 3 course -- not enough data."
"They don't even do that because it's not going to happen," Rundles joked.
"Twice in two holes is almost impossible," Wirth regular Robert Dwyer said.
Manderville says Dwyer was instrumental in saving the par 3 course at Theo Wirth.
As for the 2 holes-in-one? "I have to imagine it, it'll never happen to me, but he's good!" Dwyer replied.
The man known as "Fast Eddie" and "Steady Eddie" has added to his legendary status on the links just north of Minneapolis.
"Been around a long time. I've been blessed to have a strong golf game," he humbly concluded.
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