An amateur golfer in the US has recorded the kind of round that even the late, great Kim Jong Il would struggle to match.
Patrick Wills, a four handicapper from Virginia, struck a barely believable three hole in ones on his way to a -14 under par 57 around the Laurel Hill Gold Club in his home state.
Two of these holes-in-one came on par-4s.
Hitting a hole-in-one on a par 4 is an extremely rare event. Hitting another one in the same round is like winning the national lottery in successive weeks. In fact, the BBC have asserted that a lottery win is a far more likely than hitting three hole-in-ones in a single round.
Wills had to settle for a mere birdie on seven other occasions in the round. He bogeyed the fourth hole.
Mr. Wills was competing in the Summer Solstice tournament. Unsurprisingly, his 57 proved good enough for victory.
Sadly, the round falls well short of the greatest round ever recorded, which occurred in Pyongyang in 1994. Then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il struck a remarkable eleven holes-in-one on the way to a -38 under par 34.