The No Ace Club - How close did you get this year?



  • ginger718ginger718 Members Posts: 335 ✭✭
    Had 3 good runs this year. Put one just short on the edge of a cup sitting down wind. Still no idea how it stayed. The second one I rolled over the edge of the cup and ended up about 6 inches behind the cup. The last one only 3 people have ever had a hole in one on this hole it is an uphill par 3 that is 212 and plays about 235. I normally just hit a smooth 2 iron, but decided I'd try to smoke a 4 because it was a little down wind. It landed about 2 feet short of the hole and managed to check. How I got a drawing 4 iron from 230 to check is beyond me, but someone saw it check because it is a blind shot and they were stunned.
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  • scagnettiscagnetti Haq Attaq Members Posts: 549 ✭✭
    edited Dec 10, 2017 #63
    this guy was on #4 at Clark Sun Valley Public Course. A 138 yard 7-iron for me... in February.

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  • WarEagleGolfWarEagleGolf Posts: 292 ✭✭
    Within a foot about 5 times. Lipped out a couple times. And just this week, 206 yd par 3, 20 mph wind in the face. Hit a 4wd hit the stick on the fly, and.....

    Shot right 25ft and rolled to the front of the green. Hit so solid didn't even leave a ball mark near the hole. Stupid hole in one. 17 years of golf. Not one **** time.
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  • WooPigWooPig Posts: 433 ✭✭

    And I hit the flag from the right rough on the next hole.
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  • BohlyBohly Members Posts: 1
    Make it 43 years for me. Hit it inside kickin 20+ times this last season. Holed out for eagle twice but no dice on an ace. Next year for sure.
  • Hit 2 within a foot towards the end of 2016...thought to myself anytime now...still waiting.
  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETXClubWRX Posts: 4,664 ClubWRX
    Landed a ball 1 inch to the right of the hole on a short par 3 - almost a slam dunk. Ended up about a foot away - closest I have ever come.
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  • ZenMasterCoopZenMasterCoop Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
    Before this weekend, my only comment would have been 'not very close' since I hit the green only about 1/3 of the time, much less get anywhere close to the pin.

    Yesterday I put the ball about 10 inches from the pin. 118 yards, pitching wedge, green sloping left to right and back to front. Divot was 3 feet left of the hole and the ball stopped on the right side of the hole so it had to have missed by inches. We couldn't see the hole from the tee so we don't really know how close it came.
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 6,190 ✭✭
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    fairway: NIKE VAPOR 13*
    5-9 IRONS: MP5 DG AMT X100
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX 4: 48, 53, 58, 64
    PUTTER; RIFE Cayman
    BALL; various, ask me that day.
  • kstateskierkstateskier Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
    Not close. Within 3".
    Whats in my bag:
    2016 Cobra Fly Z+ driver, graphite shaft
    2016 Cobra Fly Z 3 wood, graphite shaft
    Adams Tight Lies, 5 fairway wood, steel shaft
    Fly Z irons, 5-GW, +3 upright, 1/2" short, graphite shafts
    Vokey wedges M grind, 50', 56' 60'
    Omen Putter, Super Stroke 2.0
    Srixon Soft white pure white golf ball or Calloway Super Soft

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  • wmblake2000wmblake2000 Members Posts: 5,595 ✭✭
    I have been playing golf since about 1965. That's 52 years. So that's a LOT of golf with a LOT of people.

    I have not had a hole in one. No one I have played with has had a hole in one.

    That strikes me as remarkable.

    (This year, closest was about 18" - 7 iron from 150 ish).
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  • bobbydazzlewazzlerbobbydazzlewazzler Posts: 231 ✭✭
    edited Dec 15, 2017 #73
    7th hole at mine, plays about 165 with a severely sloping back down to front green, pin is always at the front, i hit a 6 iron (must have been windy that day....), pitched it over the pin, spun back, rolling down kind of diagonally right past and round the top of the hole to about 4 foot. From the tee i really thought i had it.. Been playing since i was about 9 y/o am now 37.. HIO still eluding me
  • Kratus977Kratus977 #TeamJetSpeed Members Posts: 589 ✭✭
    Today was the closet I ever came to a HIO. Been golfing since I was 12; am 40 now. Was playing with my Dad today. Got to the first par three. 145 down wind. Hit the shot and it just felt perfect off the club. Hits the green, one hop, and hits the flag stick about a foot above the hole, and drops down 1 inch from the hole.

    Been thinking about it all day long...
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  • azkaevolutionazkaevolution Posts: 754 ✭✭
    4". was so excited, then so let down.
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  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,224 ✭✭

    4". was so excited, then so let down.

    That's what she said.
  • GTA SOLGTA SOL Members Posts: 545 ✭✭
    Don't think I'll get any closer other than in.
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    Custom Lajosi JJ501
  • jlbos83jlbos83 Posts: 555 ✭✭
    Lipped out to six inches Tuesday. My son was with me, and was excited and then disappointed! His eyes actually saw it, I could only guess.
    Jeff, an Arizona hacker
  • Raving ShankerRaving Shanker Posts: 278 ✭✭
    Not real close in 2017. To 4 feet, 2 days ago, and a lot others like that through the year. Let's face it, the ace is overrated. A mate of mine got his first a few weeks back, and slumped into a depression afterward! I am not kidding.
  • jdhallisseyjdhallissey Members Posts: 2,260
    I had 2 at Dove canyon less than a foot number 10 and number 12. Then at my home course in FL I was close a few times.
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    180 yard par 3
  • HTXBear2012HTXBear2012 Members Posts: 32
    Only had one really "close" shot this year. 168 yard Par 3 by the scorecard, middle right pin position on a generous raised green. Hit a great feeling 6 iron that ended up about 4 inches right and 6 inches past the hole. Lone bright spot in an otherwise miserable round.
  • Johnyb0223Johnyb0223 Members Posts: 2
    Cheap Irons
    A Driver I Cant Hit
    A 3 Putt Putter
  • bok006bok006 Sundazed marooned duffer Posts: 79 ✭✭
    How close do you have to be, to be "close"? probably for me, it must be 'not even' for the past season.

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  • kujositkujosit Posts: 101 ✭✭
    3 inches on a 220 par 3.
  • No aces AGAIN in 2017, haven't had one in 19 years! That is a pretty brutal drought.
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  • coomdaddycoomdaddy ClubWRX Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Nothing memorable this year. 3ft maybe

  • kc_hackerkc_hacker Members Posts: 60

    No aces AGAIN in 2017, haven't had one in 19 years! That is a pretty brutal drought.

    I've been playing since I was 12, which puts year one around 1984. VERY Conservative average of 50 rounds since then, which is 1,700 rounds. Many years were 125 documented rounds, so I'm sure 50 is slim. First one ever today. Plenty of room left for you to chalk 3 or 9 more.
  • Racerx63Racerx63 Members Posts: 541 ✭✭
    Two weeks ago, 122 yds to the pin with a backstop. Flew it just over the flag, hit the back stop about 4 feet behind the hole. It spin back off the back stop to just 3" to the side of the cup. Still searching for that first one.
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  • At Dakota Dunes, 3 ball lengths from the hole. However, the path it took there wasnt pretty. Hit a steep side off the green and bounced toward the hole.....shot was **** through the air before I realized what it was rolling towards after the ricochet.

    Was within 3 feet of an albatross on a 530 par5 as well.
  • LeftyLuckLeftyLuck Advanced Member Unregistered Posts: 464 ✭✭
    Not that close at all this year. 183 yard 5 iron. Hit it to inside 3 feet. But it was to the right of the pin, so no real chance to go in.
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