If you have hit a hole in one - what was the shot like



  • auburngolferauburngolfer  67WRX Points: 16Members Posts: 67 Bunkers
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    Never had one, cool stories
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  • juankijuanki mexican bomber  1120WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 1,120 Bunkers
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    First and nly one, 25+ years ago, i was 14, playing with a friend, got to 14 hole that us a short 110 yds hoke 3/4 of an islad green, the green and tee are elevated. There was a elderly twosome ready to tee and asked us to play with them. They started talking about how we were going to witness an ace, lol, so they hit an no ace, my turn, I set up and hit this texsas leaguer (low wormer), hits the bottom of the green, goes up in the air, rolls up the green, hits the flag and in. I was shocked and the older guys too
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    First one today. Par 3 175 yards. I'm not the best player it's only my second year and I'm not the longest hitter either. Grabbed the 5 iron. Felt like a nice shot I knew I hit the green I couldn't see the ball drop into the hole unfortunately but there was a group on the next tee they all cheered and jumped around. Made it up to the green and seen my ball in the cup and a beer left on the green for me.
  • kgkkgk Slapshot  1288WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 1,288 Platinum Tees
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    I have three.

    One was a terrible hook that bounced off the left of a back bunker off a rake, and flew in the hole.

    Second was nearly a shank that hit the front right of a punchbowl green, and rolled all the way around to go in in the left front pin.

    Third was a good punch shot in a ton of wind that rolled in like a putt.

    So ya, luck matters.
  • rcb1586rcb1586  402WRX Points: 93Handicap: 10Members Posts: 402 Greens
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    Mine was about 5 years ago in a 2 man scramble. It was playing about 145 and I decided to go for the front part of the green to hopefully leave us an uphill putt and then let my partner go after it as he was definitely the A player. Hit one as straight as I could and took two hops then dropped.

    As it was in the air I said something along the lines of, "Hey, that might have a chance."

    The best part:

    There was someone there taking side bets. $10 buy-in and on the green got a sleeve of balls, within a circle got double your money, and a hole in one got $1000.

    The person taking the money (obviously not a golfer) said casually, "I was wondering when someone was going to do it."

    The worst part:

    After that I had way too much adrenaline running and my partner basically had to play the next 3 holes solo.

    Because of that we ended up taking 3rd instead of having a chance to win it.
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    Luckily enough I have had 6, but I have not had one in a long time. Three were normal, right at the pin on two of them. The third played off a ridge(think number 16 at Augusta).

    • Putter off of a 90 yard straight downhill muni we practiced on when I was in high school.
    • Wrong club that landed on the rocks short of the green, bounced on the right middle, caught a slope and rolled into the cup.
    • Last crappy one was a 7 iron that I hit 30 yards right of the green onto a slope, ball bounded down the hill, over the cart path and onto the green. Hit the pin and dropped,had it not hit the pin it would have gone in the water.
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  • BadkneeBadknee  51WRX Points: 43Handicap: 3Members Posts: 51 Bunkers
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    I've had 6. All but one have hit behind the flag and sucked back in...the 6th..my last was a 230 yd uphill into the wind 3 wood that apparently hit just a little short and right of the flag and rolled in. Surprisingly though I've eagled 4 par 4's in the last 90 days or so.
  • Sean2Sean2  32177WRX Points: 1,999Members Posts: 32,177 Titanium Tees
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    I have had four. The ball was well struck, the rest was luck. :-)

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill  7061WRX Points: 509Handicap: 3Marshals Posts: 7,061 Marshals
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    Never had one like that! All of my hole in ones have entered from the right side from side spin (I draw the ball).
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  • sdandreasdandrea Steve  2643WRX Points: 506Handicap: 11Members Posts: 2,643 Titanium Tees
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    I have 2, but only one was witnessed (besides me and The Almighty). First was in a 4-some in a competitive match. 165 yard par 3 on a new course. 6 iron shot landed on the green took 2 bounces, rolled about 20 feet and disappeared into the cup. All 4 us went nuts! It was that course's first ACE, so they gave me a free round for the wife and I.

    The no-witness ACE was on a 150 yd par 3. Blind shot due to elevation. Could not find my ball as I was playing alone. I assumed it went over the green and into the woods. I dropped a ball, chipped on, lag putted up to the hole and found my original shot in the cup.
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    I've been playing for 45 years, got my first one last year. Not an easy hole, big L shaped green with water in front and to the left, bunker right. From the back tees it can play anywhere from about 160 to 190. I took a few days off the week of my club club championship to practice. Played early in the morning, sun was still a bit low in the sky, and the pin was in the back, probably playing 180+. I striped a 6 iron right at the flag, but with the low sun and shadows, couldn't see it land. When I got up the green and didn't see a ball I assumed I was just long and in the rough. But checked the hole, and there it was....

    I was playing with my daughter when she got one when she was in high school several years ago, similar story, but it was the end of the day, and she was hitting into the sun. She hit a PW from about 100+ yards. It looked good but we couldn't see it because of the sun. Checked over the green and didn't see it, then checked the hole, and she had holed it.
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    19 years old, had been playing golf for 2 months and 2 days.

    13th hole, 145 yard par 3 with the sun directly in our eyes. Unsurprisingly, I was the last to play. Pulled 9 iron, took a rip and knew immediately I had hit it a little fat. I was just about to start cussing and one of my playing partners said "it was right on line before I lost it, though." Unfortunately we all lost it in the sun. I walk up to the green, looking everywhere short of the green, in the bunker, etc. Couldn't find it. Walked off the back of the green, couldn't find it. Finally as a last resort I just checked in the cup and there she was. I could not believe it. The only thing I can think of is that it must have hit the slope on the front of the green just right and popped up and rolled right in. Better to be lucky than good I guess haha.

    Edit: I forgot the best part of the story. I was so excited about the hole in one that on the very next hole I did the unthinkable.. I TEED OFF WITH THE HOLE IN ONE BALL. I was fighting a case of some left of left rope hooks, and hooked it into the woods. Took me two hours (almost dark) to find it, but eventually found it (MUCH further than my normal tee shots go.. adrenaline I guess). Luckily I had marked it uniquely enough that I had no doubt it was my ball.
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    Congrats OP, I've played that course a bunch and that's a tough hole to par, let alone hole out! I've never come close to HIO on that hole but I've almost holed number 2 about four times.
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  • JDCONJDCON Princeton 352WRX Points: 148Handicap: .2Members Posts: 352 Greens
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    I had two holes-in-one in one round when I was 17. I got a typo in a small local paper. Then, a week or two later a 67 year old dentist in Minneapolis did it and got on ESPN. F that.
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    I've had two so far.

    My first was on a 158 yard hole. I was playing with some irons that I wasn't hitting too well. The hole was playing into the wind so I hit 6 iron. Not a particularly well struck shot, but not bad. Bounced once short of the hole and then I lost sight of the ball. It's really hard to see the hole from the tee because of the way the green is designed, but I had a feeling it was gonna be really close. As we're driving up to the green I don't see a ball anywhere and I turn to my dad and say "it's in the hole." Sure enough, there it was. Thought I'd be more excited about it, but I think I felt more relief than joy. Didn't even save the ball.

    Second ace happened less than a year later on a different course. Hole was playing 115 into the wind and I hit a punch pw. Ball landed short left of the hole, took one bounce to the right and straight in. There were a few greens keepers working on the back green side bunker that started cheering. Luckily I saw this one go in. Definitely more exciting when you see the ball go in from the tee image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    1st one- 142yrd TTP. Hit a low draw (by accident!!) and it landed pin high, about 3" to the right, and checked into hole almost right away. Little surprised at outcome of mis-hit!

    2nd one- 155yrd TTP. Hit a high draw, landed 2' to the right, caught the slop and rolled into hole! I didn't even see it because of rough in front of green.

    3rd one- 176 to hole. Hit a nice draw onto green. Caught the slope in favor of the draw, rolled about 20' into hole. That was nice to follow it to the pin and see it disappear.
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    Oh man I was having an awful day at the course and all of the sudden I skull this 6 iron into a blind shot Par 3. I get up on the green and start looking for the ball over the green, I was so sure I hit it over that I started walking back to the tee to hit another one while my partner looked for my ball. When I get to the tee I see him jumping around and screaming at me like a crazy person. Shot 41 those 9. It was awesome.
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    Using my sister-in-law's golf clubs and a pro V one I found in the weeds, eight iron from 150 yards. Never saw go in pen was behind a little ridge. Best part I hit it flush and said, "This is close."
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    Proof the golf gods hate me. 2nd round ever. 195 downhill to a bowl green. hit my driver, an offset King Cobra, that was more of a top than a hit. Ball flew about 150 yards and rolled up the right side of the green and around the bowl into the cup. My playing partners laughed thier a** off! Shot 123 with an ace. Now I play off an 8.1 and havent sniffed one since. Stupid golf gods. 😁
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    At a little crappy par 3 course here in VA I hit a 9 iron that landed 3 feet from the cup, bounced once and dunked. Still my only one to date.
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  • MR4PUTTMR4PUTT  69WRX Points: 2Handicap: 13Members Posts: 69 Bunkers
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    2002ish. Equalizer with Apex Tour ball. Probably 135ish. Hit back of green and sucked down to front pin. Couldn't even see it go in until I got to the green. My one and only in 20+ years.
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    Had been playing golf for ~6mos.

    156yds, 7i. Huge uncontrolled slice which caught the 30mph crosswind, landed 30ft short of the hole and rolled in. I rarely made par at the time. The other people in the foursome were stunned. It was funny. I think that they were actually disappointed that someone so bad at golf could make a hole in one.

    Almost made another in the same round, 200yd hybrid hit super thin and rolled within inches of the hole. The other players really got a kick out of that one.
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    Flushed six iron from 165 yards. First swing of the day. No range or anything because it had been raining all morning. Best part? The Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition I won sitting right next to the tee box.
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    Was playing at a little par 3 in Groton CT with my wife (she was just riding along). Had a 114 yard hole and hit a 3/4 SW that was literally trying to land short of the green to let it bounce up because the greens were so hard that day I couldn't hold them with wedges. So I hit this perfect shot that bounced just short of the green and hopped 10 yards up to the flag and dropped directly in the hole. I couldn't believe I pulled the shot off and was stunned that it went in. Yay me. Haha.

    MR4PUTT wrote:

    2002ish. Equalizer with Apex Tour ball. Probably 135ish. Hit back of green and sucked down to front pin. Couldn't even see it go in until I got to the green. My one and only in 20+ years.

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  • RickKRickK Missouri City TX 1605WRX Points: 112Handicap: GHINMembers Posts: 1,605 Platinum Tees
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    #1 - 165 yard 6 iron. Slight draw over bunker. Pin was back behind a bunker and I could not see it go in. Thought I had hit it over the green.

    #2 - 127 yard PW, hit behind and right of hole, spun back down and went it.

    #3 - 170 yard 6 iron. One hop and went in. Just a slight draw

    #4 - 135 yard 9 iron. Another pin behind bunker so did not see it but the group ahead had waved us up to play thru. Hit really high shot...then they started yelling.

    Not a hole in one but this week I had a double eagle...208 yard 3 hybrid, big sweeping draw. All I could see was the top of the flag. Looked for almost 5 minutes for my ball before playing partner looked in the hole and found it.

    I know it says I am from Missouri City TX but I have moved to Weston Lakes TX.

    Tried to change it in my profile 15 times so far, says "saved" but still does not change.

    I give up.

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    8 iron from 172. Front hole location. Hit nice draw and landed it maybe an inch from the cup, and it toppled over into the hole.
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    July 13, 2017 9 iron to 130 yard uphill into a light breeze. Playing to center of green , push it just a bit. Ball hits what looks like a foot to the right of pin. Bounces once and stops. Can still see ball. Pulling up the grounds men who is mowing the grass around green is waving at us and smiling. No clue what he is saying as we can still see the ball , Get up to green and the ball is wedged between flag and cup.

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    186 pin right front all carry over water...rest of group waiting as they were playing forward tees. They all left after the round too...would have had to buy Coke or Sprite! Hit 6 iron just past hole rolled back about three feet into the hole. Ball is still in my sock drawer...golf shop wanted $100+ for frame & pic.
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