I regularly hit it to within 3 ft on par 3's. No aces.
I also carry my driver 295 and am a 11 handicap.
Does it count as close if you rest it on the hole that was cut for the day before?
Last season, 3 shots within 2 inches of dropping.. maddening..
Last Sunday, landed ball 12" to right of pin and ended 4' past on slope. Don't know how it stayed there as greens are rolling fast now. Obviously I missed the quick, breaking downhill putt and settled for par.