Lucy Beeler has been defying the odds for a long time.
Some golfers go their whole golfing careers without making a hole-in-one. Not Lucy Beeler. For most golfers, a hole-in-one is the ultimate shot. It completes the career.
Lucy has made not just 1 hole-in-one, or 2, or 3. Lucy has made 9 holes-in-one.
Her first one came in 1966. The second one came 10 years later. The odds of making a hole-in-one vary, depending on a players skill level and a bunch of other information used to calculate odds.
Depending on who you ask, the odds of an average player making a hole-in-one is about 12,000 to 1. Lucy Beeler is anything but average. In 1978, on her home course at Quail Creek Golf and Country Club, Lucy made 2 holes-in-one during the same round. The odds of that happening are about 67 million to 1.
In 1967, Lucy won the Women’s State Amateur Championship, again defying the odds. At the age of 45, Lucy came out of nowhere to win the championship. She defeated 3 players half her age to capture the title. In the championship match, Lucy beat Suanne Willis 1 up on the 38th hole. It was the longest championship match in tournament history at the time, and was Lucy’s first time to play in the championship flight of the State Amateur.
The Women’s State Amateur is not Lucy’s only big time win. She was Senior Medalist in the State Amateur three times and won the State Senior Championship four times.
Lucy has also won several Central Oklahoma Championships and Oklahoma City Women’s Championships.
So, the next time you tee it up with Lucy, don’t bet against her. There is a good chance she will beat the odds.