Hole in one 7 times!

It may sound strange but it's no joke.

It is just a miracle feat by an amateur golfer from South Korea, Choi Son Eub, who managed a hole-in-one seven times all within a period of less than 100 days.

Choi, 63, a housewife and suffering from cancer may have broken the world record when she did the miracle hits on November 2, 15, 17, 27, 30 last year and again on January 1 and the latest on January 26 at Tuanku Jaafar Golf Country Resort in Seremban.

The unbelievable feat was witnessed by a number of local golfers and fellow Koreans including resort chairman Dalton Kim. And as a recognition for her miracle achievement, Choi was rewarded with a plague.

Cho's feat, who played with the handicap 11 and 12, is certainly a difficult one for anyone to repeat.

Choi's fortunate spell started on November 2 after she accidentally stepped on cow dunk on the fairway. "A fellow Korean golfer told her that i could be a good omen. The Koreans believe that such incidents is the sign of good tidings ahead," she siad through an interpreter.

Since then, Choi has been making miracle shots and even did a hole in one in the most difficult hole on the course, hole No.8.

The housewife started playing golf only a few years back with the guidance of a coach at Horse Valley Golf Course in Seoul, South Korea. Her husband Lee Sung Un, 63, is a successful timber merchant back home and spends a large amount of money to finance his wife's hobby in golf.

Playing golf back in South Korea is very costly thus many Koreans take a break between two and three months annually to play golf in Malaysia as it is much cheaper. Choi encourages more local women to take up golf as the game here is dominated by males.

"Golf is the most appropriate exercise for women. It is not an aggressive game. It is also said to bring good luck," she said.

Her suffering due to cancer has also lessened, she feels much healthier after being in Malaysia since last october as this country is blessed with fine weather and healthy air.


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