Wow! I never thought I would get a hole in one! My brother, who had won a car with a hole in one, told me that it is 10% skill and 90% luck. I guess he's right... I have been close many times, but the thrill of actually finding the ball in the cup is like nothing else.
I was standing on a 147-yard par 3 at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln NE (Hole #8). It is a two-tiered green and the pin was back on the lower tier. Fortunately for me, it was early in the morning when the dew was still on the grass. I played a 5-Hybrid, hit the sweet spot, and thought, "Hey, I think that's going to be close. I could get an easy birdie out of this."
When I approached the green, I kept looking for the ball and said, "I can't believe it went over!" So, I searched all around the fringe and in back of the green....no ball... I decided to backtrack to the green and follow the dew trail. Lo and behold, it led right to the cup!!! I was stunned!
Thank you, Titleist, for your Pro V1. That ball is proudly on display in my office.