Hole-in-one stories

I think it went in

Walking up to the par 3, 144 yard 13th at Indian Springs in Marlton, NJ on July 28, 2013 I had no idea what fate awaited on the tee box. Looking in my bag and realizing my PW and 9 iron were missing didn't make things any easier as I drew my 8 iron trying to talk myself into a half swing so I didn't fly the green a hole in one was the furthest thing from my mind. As I hit the ball I heard "That could be nice if it is long enough..." As my eyes caught the ball in it's flight I couldn't help but think how nice it was to not swing so hard and actually have the ball do what I wanted it to do.

The ball hit the green and I said, "Man, that was perfect", next thing I knew, the ball disappeared, everyone on the surrounding greens began to cheer and shout, the guys behind me were smacking five and hugging me. I threw my 8 iron into the air, put my hands on my head and said, "I think it went in!!!!"

$113 dollars in the bar later I felt like a celebrity for a day. It is something I will never forget, and the Titleist I pulled out of my bag certainly helped my case.

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First Hole In One

Wow! What fun! Our monthly tournament was interrupted by T-storms off and on most of the morning--three foursomes were hunkered down at the 5th hole rest station at Ocala National Golf Club. Thunder and lightening moved out of the area and we started play again...short Par 3, 95 yards over a pond, nice swing of my AP1 pitching wedge to 3 inches pin-high left, one bounce to the right into the cup!

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2 HOLE IN ONES in 5 days

Hiya My name is Roger Housden

I have just re-joined my local golf club Ramsey golf and Bowls Club http://www.ramseyclub.co.uk/ after 10 years away, I have been a member for just over a month and last week have recorded 2 HOLES IN ONE :-))on Wednesday 24/07/2013 on the 11th Par 3 179 yds with a 5 iron pitched about 2 feet to the left and spun right into the hole as in pic
On Sunday 28th on the 13th Par 3 133 yds with a 9 iron pitched about 3 to the left and spun right into the hole observed by 2 golfers on 14th tee it was blind to us on our tee. on lifting the ball from the 13th I realised it was the same ball as used on the previous hole in one on Wednesday Titleist 1 NXT Tour so I thought id better keep the ball for momento :-))

On 24/07/2013 played with Neil Sands and Dizzy (our local hairdresser)
On 28/07/2013 played with Neil Sands and Bob Sands



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First Pro V1x Experience

We were out to start the 2nd day of our member guest tourney. We had done ok the day before but needed some inspiration. We came out strong and won the first round. That is when I got the Pro V1x to try in round two. Between the warmer sun and the new ball there must have been some serious karma out there. I stuck number 3 about 2 feet out for a tap in bird then walked up to number 4 and crushed a drive in the fairway about 30 yards out. A sweet sand wedge and then a 15 footer put the match in our hands. My partner took 5 with a birdie and 6 was a push. Number 7 was into a head on wind and required 2 extra clubs for a chance. The swing was smooth and the ball popped perfect. A single bounce and solid into the cup. What a rush!!

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2 holes in one in the same round

On July 8 I was playing a round of golf with my 81 year old father(who taught me the game), my 16 year old son (who I am teaching the game to) and my nephew. I have been golfing for 35 years and have never had a hole in one yet,although coming very close several times. I ended
that streak on the 4 hole a 138 yard par 3 at Donnybrook Country club. I proceeded to celebrate and high five my playing partners. Approximately 20 minutes later I teed off on the 348 yard par 4 sixth hole which has the most difficult turtle shelled green on the course. After my playing partners hit there approach shots we proceeded to look for my ball for several minutes, not able to locate it my nephew asked if I had checked the hole, in which I replied, "Are you crazy? I just had my first ace in 35 years do you really think I can do it again especially on a par 4 with the craziest green?" Well I cautiously approached the hole knowing that if the ball was actually in there I had just accomplished something I never dreamed possible and had never heard done before. The ball was in the hole and my partners and I went crazy. The local paper, The Berkshire Eagle, has written a great article on this event and the last 2 weeks have been amazing with people who both know and don't know me offering their congratulations, high fives and handshakes. The country club where it happened has given me a complimentary membership for the remainder of the golf season which is great seeing how I don't belong to a club. But I must admit that the best part of this whole experience was getting to share it with the man that taught me how to play golf and my son who is learning the game from the both of us.

I am a once a week player who is not a member of a golf course, I am between a 6-8 handicap and have never taken a golf lesson and absolutely love the game of golf (when I'm playing well).

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