RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Matthew Padgett is a sophomore from Matoaca High School. He's been playing golf since the age of 6, he just turned 16, and he has a handicap of 6. But Saturday he did something that even the best golfers in the world haven't done.
Padgett had back to back holes in one during a round at the First Tee of Chesterfield Golf Club.
According to US Hole In One, the odds of scoring consecutive aces is one in 156.25 million, just slightly smaller than winning the lottery.
The first ace came on the par-3, 80-yard seventh hole, using a sand wedge. Padgett admits that his two friends, and First Tee coach Craig Wood who was playing with him, did not get too wild after he drained his first ever hole in one.
It wasn't until the next hole that they went crazy. Using a 9 iron on the 130 yard eighth hole, Padgett drained his second straight hole in one. That's when the foursome lost their minds.
Wood said Tuesday he never had seen a hole in one in person before, let alone hit one himself.
Padgett said that he's looking forward to telling the story of his back to back hole in ones for the rest of his life. He's hoping to have a long future in the sport of golf, as he's about to enter his junior season at Matoaca high.
Padgett was born in Vietnam, and was adopted into the United States when he was 8 months old by a single mom. He credits his mother for getting him involved with golf since he was six years old.
It was also fitting that the day after he pulled off the amazing feat, his favorite golfer, Rickie Fowler won his first PGA tour event, the Wells Fargo Championship.