The Almost Hole In One Thread

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So, I was playing last Sunday with my buddies at a local course, (Gateway golf club) here in SE Michigan... The weather was rainy and muggy.<br />
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We get to number 11 and it's a par 3 over water. I zap the pin with the Bushnell and it's 176. I pull 7 iron and stuff it. Now, typically when I've got close to a hole in one it was maybe a foot, or below the hole or something that was close but not heart breakingly close...<br />
<br />
Well this shot I hit a nice draw, the pin was in the front part of the green and I landed it on the right , nearly pin high ... And it released at the hole, and from the surrounding dew marks by other balls you can tell it was tracking ...<br />
<br />
Unfortunately I came up about one revolution short. I would have rather missed by three feet<br />
<br />
#sigh<br />
<br />
One day I'll get the real thing but until then this pic is all I got.<br />
<br />
(The ball is pin high, I took the pic as I approached from the left).<br />
<br />
Who else has been close?
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29740WRX Points: 2,685Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,740 Titanium Tees
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    Closest i ever came to a hole in one was the 17th hole of an interclub with the match all square, i was in the final group, the last two players on the course and our teams tied for first. Hit the ball off the flag and had it stick an inch from the hole.<br />
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    Halved 18 for the win!<br />
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    Not a hole in one, but one of my best golf memories nevertheless
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  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members  4779WRX Points: 531Posts: 4,779 Titanium Tees
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    6" was my closest many years ago.....the wife starts golfing, worm burns one and bounces it off a rock and gets a hole in 1.....true story. still tying to get one<br />
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    last year i witnessed a drunk guy get one....he had no idea if it was good or not.....it hurt being a witness for his card
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  • Scratch_72Scratch_72 Members  273WRX Points: 78Posts: 273 Greens
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    About 2"<br />
    Playing by myself so would it have really counted?
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  • GhostwedgeGhostwedge Members  710WRX Points: 97Handicap: 8.0Posts: 710 Golden Tee
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    I was standing on the tee box waiting for the sprinklers to quit so i could hit. <br />
    As i was waiting two guys pulled up in a cart, minute later i hit a 145 8 iron, didnʻt watch, knew it was close.<br />
    The two guy's yell out " ****, itʻs in the hole !! ", we get up there and my ball is plugged in the top back of the hole just above the cup liner. I said " well shoot, canʻt count it as itʻs not exactly in the hole."<br />
    Next day iʻm checking in and the club pro say's " two guyʻs were in here last night saying they witnessed their first hole in one, i had to change the cup on #11, you wouldnʻt know anything about that would you ? " ..... busted.<br />
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2557WRX Points: 536Handicap: 3Posts: 2,557 Titanium Tees
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    When I think of some of my relatives that have multiples, and then look at their skill level it makes me upset that I still don't have one. I've holed out from 155 once but never a par 3. I was 2" away a couple times but no dice..... Saw my dad get his first at age 72, so there's still hope yet!!!!
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  • FergusonFerguson Members  5875WRX Points: 3,298Handicap: 7.0Posts: 5,875 Titanium Tees
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    A.K.A. <br />
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  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX  946WRX Points: 345Handicap: 12Posts: 946 ClubWRX
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    I've hit from 2"-6" 5 or 6 times... the last time I was by myself and as the ball was in the air I said "Don't you dare" and it sat at 2".. probably should have kept my mouth shut
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  • MysticfalconMysticfalcon Members  80WRX Points: 0Handicap: 16Posts: 80
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    The closest I have ever come is what I call my hole in 1.5.<br />
    I was on a 150ish par 3 and I put a horrible swing on the ball and hit the ground about 6" behind the ball and the divot managed to knock the ball out of the way so that the ball wound up about 2' from the tee, still on the tee box. <br />
    My next shot, from 2' away from my first shot landed right in front of the pin and hopped right into the cup. <br />
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    So I holed out from the tee box, just not on my first swing.
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  • tommgtommg Members  147WRX Points: 66Posts: 147 Fairways
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    Oyster Bay in Myrtle, paired with. Couple of locals. Fore some ahead wave us up (buddies) and proceed to huddle around the pin. Local guy tells me to put one in their pocket. Needles to say it was enjoyable to watch them scatter, stopped 6in short.
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    6 inches just last year.
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  • Dan DrakeDan Drake Members  2156WRX Points: 356Handicap: 1.3Posts: 2,156 Platinum Tees
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    Mine was a 4 iron from about 200. The pitch mark was in front of the hole, perhaps a foot or two. The ball was directly in line with the pitch mark and the hole, but 3" or so behind the hole. <br />
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    How that ball didn't go in, hit the hole, or at the very minimum hit the flag stick, I'll never understand.<br />
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    But, I'll get over it the exact microsecond that my actual first hole in one disappears from my view!
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  • bigfatantbigfatant Members  118WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 118 Fairways
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    Last weekend I was 24 centimetres or 9.5 inches away. About six months ago I was about one metre away from an albatross which would have been more memorable for me but that's me being greedy... &#4322827;
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    Interestingly, I never consider a close shot like that on a par three a missed hole in one. I'm happier about it being a kick-in birdie. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • eddiebigeddieeddiebigeddie Members  1985WRX Points: 151Handicap: 13Posts: 1,985 Platinum Tees
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    I’ve had 4 almost hole in ones, all 2”-12”. First time ever on a course 6 years ago short Par 3 (95 yds) I skull one and it proceeds to run over a hill on right side of green and up to the pin stopping 2” behind it. Another time same hole hit shot that was tracking and landed 5 feet behind flag and proceeded to suck back as if going in the hole only to turn in last 6” and stop 2” below the hole. The one I thought I had for sure an uphill par 3 that you can’t see the actual ground of the green but can see the flag, I hit another shot that’s tracking dead on the flag and the 3 guys I was playing with are all screaming knowing it’s going in, we get up there and the ball Mark was 2 ft in front of the pin and ball was sitting a ball length short of the cup <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
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  • ahdongahdong Members  96WRX Points: 15Posts: 96 Fairways
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    I've almost had a few hole in ones on par 4's if those count...and too many close calls on par 3's
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  • youngstructuralyoungstructural Members  809WRX Points: 6Handicap: 7.8Posts: 809 Golden Tee
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    All the close calls count. <br />
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  • rlconklinrlconklin Members  214WRX Points: 37Posts: 214 Bunkers
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    Had a couple close. On one, it hit a foot or so in front of the cup, bounced up and hit the flag and came to rest about 2" in front of the cup. Another was on a long par 3 and it hit in front of the green and rolled just a little too fast and did a 180° around the cup and came out a couple inches in front.
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  • NEhomerNEhomer Members  203WRX Points: 1Handicap: 8Posts: 203 Bunkers
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    Not quite a hole in one but here's my buddy's second shot into our par 5 4th hole. Would have been a double eagle. It literally could not have been closer to the hole...the slightest nudge would have dropped it!<br />
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  • bmurphbmurph Members  507WRX Points: 87Handicap: 15Posts: 507 Golden Tee
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    Tee shot from 189 with a five iron, ball landed about 4ft in front directly in line with the cup and somehow rolled to about 6 inches behind, looked like it went in because it was hidden by the pin and blended in with the cup with the back to front slope
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  • dgarlanddgarland So I got that going for me... which is nice. Members  125WRX Points: 76Handicap: 4Posts: 125 Fairways
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    A few years ago I was playing with a new set of irons and left one overhanging the hole the first time I ever hit that club.
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members  9350WRX Points: 518Handicap: 5Posts: 9,350 Titanium Tees
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    This one doesn't count as almost since it went IN last Friday! Sucked back from the ball mark, good fun! Sorry I have no idea why my iPhone photos format incorrectly. Oh well you get the point. BB
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  • rxk9fanrxk9fan MidwestMembers  989WRX Points: 273Handicap: 6.9Posts: 989 Golden Tee
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    I have never had one and not often all that close. Last week though, I landed one probably 10 inches in front of the hole. Then it disappeared before emerging again on the back side of the cup settling 6 inches behind the hole. I guess the classic lip out. Oh well, maybe someday?
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  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2066WRX Points: 302Handicap: 17Posts: 2,066 ClubWRX
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    Hit the flag on a short par 3, bummer.
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    1. Playing at Southerness in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 25-30 mph winds and persistent rain. Tee shot at the short par 3 finished plugged and deforming the cup. about half an inch short!<br />
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    2. High Post 8th hole, another short par 3. Wedge pitches 12 inches in front, drops into the hole and screws back out!<br />
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    I've managed 2 Holes-in -one since then, the first one was achieved after 51 years of playing golf.
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  • puttfordouxputtfordoux Members  535WRX Points: 204Posts: 535 Golden Tee
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    <br />
    So, I was playing last Sunday with my buddies at a local course, (Gateway golf club) here in SE Michigan... The weather was rainy and muggy.<br />
    <br />
    We get to number 11 and it's a par 3 over water. I zap the pin with the Bushnell and it's 176. I pull 7 iron and stuff it. Now, typically when I've got close to a hole in one it was maybe a foot, or below the hole or something that was close but not heart breakingly close...<br />
    <br />
    Well this shot I hit a nice draw, the pin was in the front part of the green and I landed it on the right , nearly pin high ... And it released at the hole, and from the surrounding dew marks by other balls you can tell it was tracking ...<br />
    <br />
    Unfortunately I came up about one revolution short. I would have rather missed by three feet<br />
    <br />
    #sigh<br />
    <br />
    One day I'll get the real thing but until then this pic is all I got.<br />
    <br />
    (The ball is pin high, I took the pic as I approached from the left).<br />
    <br />
    Who else has been close?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    I once got help from an overhanging tree on the left side of the green that threw my ball about six inches from the cup. Needless to say the shot can never be duplicated...the tree has since been cut down.
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  • kozubskozubs Members  306WRX Points: 104Handicap: 5Posts: 306 Greens
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    Flew one in the cup and it bounced out to the right about 12 feet away. Guys I was playing went nuts saying it was a hio. I said no. They asked what I would call it to which I replied "a putt for birdie". I missed the putt.
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  • LHGolf4LHGolf4 Lefty Boomers  569WRX Points: 200Posts: 569 Golden Tee
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    Early on when I first started playing I was on a 130 par 3 that was surrounded by trees so I hit a punch 5 iron (obviously way too much club). It took one hop and hit the base of the flag and shot off the green. Two other times at different courses I have hit my first shot on a par 3 out of bounds or in the water and hit the second shot from the tee less than 5 inches to the hole. I did get to see one of my golf buddies make his only hole in one ever, but that is as close as I have got.
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  • JR11JR11 Members  55WRX Points: 5Handicap: 17.0Posts: 55 Bunkers
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    Playing yesterday - 155 yard par three to a fton pin with heavy bunkering to the right and a false front. Hit a cut 9 iron a little thin, 2 bounces then hits the flagstick flush, dribbles down the false front into a swallow. Depressing to go so close and end up off the green!
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