Hole-in-one stories

Dan Coyne Ace


It was a boy scout outing which we were happy to support. This was the first time any of us had played Birdsfoot. As it was a shotgun start, Number 17 was our 3rd hole of the day. I was lucky to have 2 very good friends and my oldest son, who had an ace himself at the age of 14, playing with me. It was a scramble and I was the 4th to hit on the hole. How many times have we stood on a Par 3 tee and thought, "That might be good", only to have it a little short or a little long? Well, until it bounced twice and disappeared, I naturally figured it was another "close but no cigar" shot. But when it did disappear, we all were ecstatic on the tee with our "Team 1".

A great day of golf in my book!

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My First Hole In One a Albatross

This was my practice round at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro, NJ for my upcoming Ocean County vs. Monmouth County Challenge Cup. It was the #4 Hole, a 276 yard dog leg left. I hit a great drive over the top of the trees to take out the dog leg. At first I couldn't find my ball. My dad and I searched for it high and low. I was about to take a drop when my dad said,"Forget about the drop here's your ball" and pointed to the cup. I was so excited! My first Ace!

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Loch Haven Golf Course

It was the last shot of the day. I hit a solid 9 iron at the flag about 157 yards slightly uphill. I knew it was dead on the green and went to look for my tee. Then I just heard my best friends start screaming and I could no longer see the ball. Drove the cart up there, looked in the hole and there she was!! The Titleist Pro V1 my dad had given me. First time I ever used one because I never thought it was worth spending that much on a golf ball. Well it is!!

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Hole in One at Oak Hill CC

Matt Hoeske's 2nd Career Ace on the 17th Hole at Oak Hill, 3rd in his career. The Hole played 132 yds into the wind, He hit a 8 iron, one hop and in. Witness by Dr. Jimmy Connors, Ken Gaetz, John Fairbanks and Marc Phanuef

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Getting Dark

By: donc61

I do not normally play on weekdays,but I got a call from some friends late Monday afternoon to play and I was going to be home alone as my wife had a meeting to attend so I said "Sure"... Off to the Fairway River Links we went and we teed off at about 5, the last group out that evening, not sure if we would get the round in. Things were moving along at a good pace, until I hit OB on two consecutive holes. Two new Pro V's lost, I reached into my bag and got one that had seen some better days but I did not want to lose a whole sleeve of new ones in one round. The round then turned positive and I recovered to salvage the front nine. The pace we had to keep to get finished was going to be a brisk one, but we did just that. When we reached the 18th hole it was almost dusk. The final hole was a 185 yard par 3 with traps on both sides of the kidney shaped greens, and the pin was tucked tight against the right trap. I then reached into my bag and got my trusty 9 wood,and took a nice easy swing, and it hit right at the pin,but I could not see it land. When we got to the green, there was no ball in sight. I thought I had hit it over into the rough behind the green. I started to look for it and my friend,John Dobrovich yelled to me "It's in the hole!". I thought he was just joking, and I told him to stop kidding , He said "I'm not,it is is the hole" and sure enough it was. My first hole-in-one after playing golf for 43 years. It was a great feeling!!

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