Hole-in-one stories

My First Ace

Every year, in or near winter, I make my Ad Hoc Golf Tour trip. I drive 3 hours, find a hotel, find a course, stay and play, and then repeat until I reach southern climes before returning. This year I brought my brother, Chuck, with me, and along the way we stopped at the 10th most difficult course on Golf Digest
s toughest courses list, the Tobacco Road Golf Club. It is a very tough course, and my brother enjoyed it so much that we decided to play it again after our 10 days on Hilton Head. So, we headed back to Tobacco Road on December the 10th, 2014. It was about 40 degrees with a steady strong wind. I did not play the first hole very well, but managed to scramble a bogey on the second.

On the third tee facing into the 14 mph wind, I had 104 yards to the pin. I took out my "Magic Wand," a Titleist AP1 "W" wedge and made a fine stroke, high and straight at the flag. My brother said, "That looks like it might go in." Our view of the hole was blocked by bunker protecting the green, and I replied, "Yeah, but I've seen too many that looked that way. I'm not looking in the hole, I'll be checking the bunker first."

When we got to the green, I headed to the bunker. Behind me my brother asked, "Did you check the hole?" I said, "No, I know better." He replied, "Well, it's in there."

No description can possibly match the actual feeling of making my first hole-in-one at one of the most difficult courses in America. I am still walking on air. Fortunately, there was no one in the clubhouse but the pro when I went in to post my round, so it did not cost me a fortune in drinks. The club gave me a nice plaque to commemorate the event, and I am still basking in the glow.

Thanks to Titleist for the fitting that made this possible!

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2nd Time Around

On January 2015, playing the 16th hole at Laurel Oak Country Club in the Mixed Club Championship, my husband Dennis and I were down by 3 strokes in the final round of the event, playing alternate shot (AKA Divorce Open)

Harvey, our male opponent, who up until this point was hitting any shot within 185 yards to 6 - 8 feet all day.
Harvey hit his tee ball on the 142 yard par 3 in the water!

Dennis stepped up and hit a Velocity with a 7 iron into the hole! An ace!

Next shot Harvey's wife... who hit is short but safe.... they made we made 1 and were now even... we lost by 1 but the interesting part of this story is that this is Dennis's second HOLE IN ONE ---both with Titelist Balls and both in Mixed Club CHampionship...




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First hole in one

By: teds56

At Tradition golf course in Laquinta CA, 163 yards, 23 degree rescue, pro v 1x ball, drew in, ball was tracking and while I did not see it go in, but I did not see it go by the cup.
I was pretty sure though and as I got closer I didn't see it!

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Scratch That Off My Bucket List

By: dalep3

Was playing in the men's league on February 3rd 2015, as we were standing on the Par 3 11th the tees were up and the yardage was 135, I used my Ap-2 PW and hit a pretty good shot and I saw the ball hit the green rolling towards the flag. I didn't think it had enough to go in as they love sanding the greens here. At least I thought I'd make birdie and might get a skin. As we got to the green, I saw 3 balls on the green, but didn't see mine. I thought geez did I go over? The guy I was riding with said he thought he heard the ball hit the flag stick. I walked to the hole and there it was. Thought I was going to have a heart attack right there. The guy's were laughing as we were standing on the prior Par 3, I was saying if Robyn (My Beautiful wife & better golfer than me)gets an Ace before me She'll never let it go. As she broke 80 before me. The first call I made was to Robyn and she said "No Way" I said yes and bring the credit card to the Bar Drinks are on me. By the way I got the skin on that hole.

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The ace that won the playoff

I was only 13 at the time and was somewhat new to golf. I had my own clubs and had been begging my dad to bring me golfing for months. We finally went on May 25th 2012. We agreed to play nine holes and after nine we were both tied at 72! We decided to play the 10th hole as a tie breaker. A 160 yard par 3 that i had only played one time before seemed like a daunting tee shot for someone so new t the game. My father called for me to go first. I pulled my driver out of my bag, teed up my ball and got into my stance. After a few practice swings my Dad said, "Make sure you compensate for the wind!" I altered my stance according to the wind and let it rip. This tee shot couldn't have been any more textbook. It started over the right hand side green side bunker and drew all the way to the left and back pin location. The ball landed on the green and bounced right into the cup on its second bounce. My Dad and I couldn't believe what had just happened we were hysterical laughing. I immediately called my mom to tell her the news. My father hit his tee shot into the pond on the right. What a way to win a playoff.

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