Incredible albatross of Emma Grechi: video

Called Albatross or Double Eagle by the Americans, this score of 3 shots under par on a hole (1 on a par 4 or 2 on a par 5) occurs very rarely in a season

by Andrea Gussoni
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Incredible albatross of Emma Grechi: video
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After the Albatross filmed at Terre Blanche during the 8th edition of the Terre Blanche Ladies Open, part of the LETAS, it's now in South Africa, on the Ladies European Tour, that a player achieved the feat of holing her second shot on a par 5 under the watchful eyes of the cameras.

Emma Grechi, video

Called Albatross or Double Eagle by the Americans, this score of 3 shots under par on a hole (1 on a par 4 or 2 on a par 5) occurs very rarely in a season. However, two players from the European circuit managed to do it within less than three weeks!

The first was the Swedish player Isabelle Elkstrom during the 1st round of the Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the 18th hole of the Riou course. The tournament, counting for the LETAS, the second division of the European women's circuit, was filmed and the cameras of the Terre Blanche teams were in the right place at the right time.

This Sunday, it was the French player Emma Grechi who stood out with the same kind of feat on the 16th hole of the Erinvale Country and Golf Estate course during the 4th round of the South Africa Women’s Open. The joy of the player from Pessac (Gironde), who celebrated her 26th birthday in January, is great to see!

For the record, Emma Grechi's Albatross should have been rewarded with a Renault, but due to the difficulty of transporting the car to Europe, the Frenchwoman will instead pocket the equivalent of the vehicle's value in euros.

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