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Fountaingrove golfers hole 2 aces in row


Santa Rosa, Calif. (May 10, 2019) – Fountaingrove Club members Mark Jenkins and Justin Lattanzio pulled off the nearly impossible last Friday afternoon (May 3rd), making back-to-back aces on the club’s 158-yard, par-3 9th hole. Both golfers hit 8-irons and accomplished the incredible hole-in-one feat in front of an audience as the club’s new Sunset Grill overlooks the 9th green and was packed with guests. A third golfer in the group, Joe Zari, didn’t bother to hit a shot, choosing to celebrate with his playing partners instead.

Justin Lattanzio (left) and Mark Jenkins celebrate their dual aces at the 158-yard, par-3 ninth hole at Fountaingrove Club in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Justin Lattanzio (left) and Mark Jenkins celebrate their dual aces May 3 at the 158-yard, par-3 ninth hole at Fountaingrove Club in Santa Rosa, Calif.

According to the National Hole-In-One Registry, the odds of two people making two holes in one during the same round are roughly 64 million to 1, but back-to-back, on the same hole "it is definitely in the hundreds of millions." Jenkins, a 3.9-handicap went on to shoot 78, while Lattanzio, a 9.6-handicap shot a 77 — his best score on record.

Located in the hills northeast of Santa Rosa, The Fountaingrove Club is experiencing a revitalization following the Tubbs Fire of October 2017, which destroyed 5,643 structures in Santa Rosa including Fountaingrove’s clubhouse and maintenance facility.

“The back-to-back aces are absolutely incredible and to have them happen in front of members dining at The Sunset Grill is awesome,” said Ronald Banaszak, chief operating officer, The Fountaingrove Club. “It was a rough 2018 for area residents and the club following the Tubbs Fire, but I’m happy to say we’re recovering. The Fountaingrove Club and the game of golf are alive and well.”

Managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, The Fountaingrove Club features a beautiful Ted Robinson Sr.-designed golf course that boasts spectacular views of the Hood and Taylor Mountains as well as the rolling hills of Santa Rosa Valley. The golf course was spared from the Tubbs Fire and has remained fully operational, hosting member play and numerous tournaments.

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About The Fountaingrove Club
The Fountaingrove Club is Sonoma County’s only member-owned private facility with first-class services that leverage a plethora of outstanding amenities. The Fountaingrove Club itself is nestled in the hills above Santa Rosa, offering picturesque views of Fountaingrove Lake and, in the distance, the Coast Mountains. Old-growth oak trees dot the property where wildlife, including deer, abounds.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 460 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 30 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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The Fountaingrove Club
707.701.3067 x 2002

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