What are the Odds?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sportsbook  OddsProbability is “the extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case.” Odds are “a ratio of the probability that an event will occur versus the probability that the event will not occur, or probability / (1-probability).” So now that the math lesson is over, lets talk about odds since we are all about the them here at US Hole In One! March Madness is one of the best times of the year, in my mind. NCAA bracketology, predicting the field in March Madness, is always fun too on top of the weeks of exciting college basketball.  But did you know that he odds of picking a perfect bracket are roughly 1-in-9.2 quintillion? A quintillion is 1 followed by 18 zeroes. Or you can look at it as 9.2 billion multiplied 1 billion times. How crazy is it that there are a total of  9,223,372,036,854,775,808 possible bracket outcomes?? It just shows that when it comes to the Big Dance, there is no such thing as a sure thing!!

Despite the excitement, those odds are not good. Here are some things you have a better shot at based on the odds….

  • An amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par 3 hole are roughly 12,500 to 1.
  • A professional golfer making a hole in one on a par 3 hole are about 2,500 to 1.
  • What are the odds of a golfer making We can surmise the odds of someone making a hole in one at your event. Assuming that your golf outing has a standard field of approximately 100 amateurs, and your golf course has the standard four par 3 holes, the chances of someone in your tournament making an ace are roughly 1 in 32.
  • Have you’ve heard a tale of two players making a hole in one on the same hole in the same event? The the chances of this feat happening are incredibly slim, making it roughly 32,000 to 1.
  • Or perhaps you’ve heard about the golfer who made aces on consecutive par 3 holes: the odds of that feat run at nearly 156,250,000 to 1 as well, or roughly the same chances as winning the Powerball lottery.
  • Winning an Olympic medal are 662,000 to 1.
  • Getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt are 649,740 to 1.
  • Finding four-leaf clover on 1st try are 10,000 to 1.
  • Bowling a perfect 300 is 11,500 to 1


So, what do you think,are you going to beat the odds at any of these?

US Hole In One is here to help you test the odds at your next golf tournament, no matter how big or small it might be! Give us a call today at 888-882-5440 or email us at info@usholeinone.com. We look forward to hearing from you!!


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