Do you ever feel like you are overdue for an ace and that you've just got to have a hole-in-one? Neither did I, but I often made jokes about it.
This weekend I was playing in the Golf Channel AM Tour event at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg VA. The first round was on the Plantation Course. It was a great day for golf and I had my usual slow start and mediocre round going when we got to the par 3, 5th hole, I told my cart partner "I am due for a hole-in-one. I think that after 40 years of playing golf the time ought to be about right" I missed the green chipped on and then three putted for a double bogie. The joke was quickly forgotten.
The next par 3 was the 9th hole, a 96 yarder over a fairly deep waste area. The green was protected by a bunker in front, and the pin was center of the green. I leave too many sand wedges short, and pitching wedge was too much club. There was the bunker and if I was short of the bunker, I'd be down in the ravine.
I took the pitching wedge, laid the face open, choked up, and aimed a little left of center. I don't know where that swing came from but it was a well timed and very smooth swing and my ProV1 was on it's way.
I said "That's sweet! Get in the hole" The ball on a nice high trajectory landed on the green 6 feet from the cup, checked up for a split second, then released and tracked right to the hole. Perfect line, perfect speed, perfect shot.
I was so shook up, I couldn't do anything right on the final 9, but I got my Ace so I'm no longer overdue.