It took 30 years to get my first (hopefully not last) Hole In One.
It was spring break and I took the day off to play golf with my three sons. We got to the 14th hole... 210 yards... downhill... little breeze. I took my AP2 4-iron and struck it purely right at the pin. I lost it at the 200 yard mark, and suddenly my boys shouted simultaneously, "it's in the hole!!" I couldn't believe it had actually gotten to the hole. Then I remembered.... I'd used a Pro V1x. What a special memory for my sons and me, or as I'm now known, "Ace-man."
Just like any other day, I was playing with my regular men's group. It had been an up and down round where I'd been hitting the ball very well. But, as the golf gods are want to do, they decided to take away any feel I had on the greens, so I'd been putting badly for me. We came to the 12th hole, a relatively short par 3 @ 139 yards. Pin was in the front about 6-8 paces on. I'd watched my friends hit and had the benefit of that, so I choked up a little on my wedge, took my swing and watched it go. I actually caught it just a hair heavy and toward the toe, but it seemed to work great into the wind with a little draw. We saw the ball hit, hop once, then check and trickle toward the hole. And then we saw it disappear! I experienced a little lag between actually seeing it disappear and register in my brain, at which point I threw my arms in the air almost involuntarily.
But, the absolute best part about it for me was not that it was my first hole in one. The best part was that this is the same hole where my dad made his third and last hole in one before dying of cancer 12 years ago. To share this honor with my dad made it perfect! And he would have liked that I used a titleist too.
I am 15 years old and got a hole in one after starting playing golf 5 months before. I was playing in my first high school match using a different ball on the first couple of holes than I decided this ball wasn't working out for me so I changed to a ball I found in a water hazard at a different course the day before, the "#1 ball in golf." a Titleist Pro-V1x and I did everything normal and before I know it the ball went in the hole, it was a direct two bouncer into the cup.
I was on Spring break down in Florida and I went golfing at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie. I played the Ryder course and on the 7th hole i was deciding between my 5 iron and 4 iron, I ended up going with my 4 iron and as soon as I hit it I knew that it was going to be close. I was thinking to myself that I set myself up for a birdie putt. But once it hit the green I knew it was in. When it fell in the hole I couldn't believe I just hit a hole in one.
I was having a terrible day, having just double-bogeyed the last 3 holes in a row. I hit a 5 iron and it felt really solid but I didn't see the ball land. we got to the green and could not find the ball. My ball had a Washington Huskies logo on it. We looked and looked and I finally walked up to the hole and all I could see was the Big purple W looking up at me. I went on to shoot a 37 on the back nine after shooting a 46 on the front. Made my day, but cost me $65 for drinks.