AUGUSTA, Ga. —
By pure definition, a double eagle would be making a hole-in-one on a par 5 for a score of 4-under par. Such a score has been recorded four times, the most unusual by Shaun Lynch, a 33-year-old Irishman. He hit a 3-iron over hedges 20 feet high on the horseshoe-shaped par-5 17th hole at Teign Valley Golf Club in England in 1995. It ran down a slope and into the hole for a 1.
The shot was commemorated by a plaque.
"From this tee Shaun Lynch smote a golf ball into the hole. It was witnessed by two members and certified by Guinness Book of Records."
No one would have called that a double albatross. There's no such thing in life. Is there?