TUCSON, AZ — One of the most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
If that’s the case, Troy Henson and his mother Kay are rich beyond their dreams.
“I mean if it’s Christmas or mothers day, or my birthday, or her birthday, or new years day, we go play golf, ” said Henson standing next to his mom.
The two golf fanatics had one outstanding of a Memorial Day round of golf Monday in Tucson, and it began with one magical shot on a par five.
“I just hit it in from here, there’s the pin, my second shot on a par five,” said an ecstatic Henson in a recorded video.
Henson had knocked in the infamous albatross, a shot with a probability of six million to one.
Like most parents, not to be outdone, his 73-year-old mother stepped up to take her shot, swinging for eagle from more than 100 yards away.
“No way, this is the craziest thing I’ve seen in my life, did that actually go in, she just hit in the hole too, right after I did,” said Henson and his mother giggling during another cell phone video.
But did their eyes deceive them? They would soon find out.
“There should be two balls in the hole, I’m afraid to look,” said Henson in the video as they approached the hole. “Holy cow, there they are.”
“An albatross and an eagle on the same hole, unbelievable,” said Henson as the two burst into a laughter of amazement.
“At that point, it didn’t get any better than that, we both did it, that was plenty," said Kay of the moment.
However, their lucky day was far from over. Troy teed it up on the very next hole, a par three.
“As I was going back to tee it up I yelled back at her, she was at the cart, hey you might want to come watch this, just in case,” said Henson.
“I just hit it in the hole again, a hole in one,” said Henson in yet another cell phone video. His mother was giggling with pride.
It's hard to calculate the odds of the what had just happened, but for this mother and son, odds are it doesn’t matter, as long as it was shared together.
“We may even go back there,” said Kay.
“Every Memorial Day right, to relive it," said Henson as they embraced for a celebratory hug.