Hole-in-one stories

It only took 15 years

By: tjs2

On Mother's Day, I assumed the activity at my favorite course in Arizona (WeKoPa in Fountain Hills) would be light and I was right. The starter indicated I could go out solo if I wanted and that there was a twosome 3 start times behind me so I ventured out, expecting to savor the weather and beautiful Saguaro course. After playing the first 5 holes, I caught up to a foursome ahead of me (who had another foursome ahead of them) - since playing through wouldn't have helped, I waited for the twosome to catch up to me and join me to make a threesome.

That proved to be a smart move because my moment was about to happen on the 11th hole, par 3. With a 183-yard distance, I hit my favorite AP-1 iron (7) perfectly but there was a ridge on front of green blocking some of the flag. When my shot landed, it hit the left edge, rolled toward the flag and disappeared. The other two fellows who joined me each asked if the ball went in and were beginning to high-five me, predicting boldly that it was a hole-in-one. I was a little numb to the possibility, preferring to believe that the ball was just hiding behind the ridge that we couldn't see from the tee box. Yet, when we pulled up to the green, the ball was nowhere to be found until I looked into the cup.

What made the experience so perfect was that it occurred on my favorite course and, while the two players I joined up with were complete strangers, each was in their 60's and had never witnessed or garnered a hole-in-one. Had I continued to play solo for the round, I would have had no one to validate the event.

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Bucket List 1

Eighty one years old and a thrilling moment!

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My first hole in one

I finally obtained my first hole in one on the 16th hole at the Wildwood Country Club in Middletown, Ohio with my usual scuffed up Titleist golf ball. I played a Cleveland nine iron to a 137 yard hole location with a nice low flying draw ball flight. My scuffed Titleist took one bounce and then a three foot roll before it fell to the bottom of the hole. Upon realizing my fortune the nine iron suddenly found itself flying in the air due to my jubilation and fell striking me on the top of my noggin. High fives were shared with the four witnesses/playing companions as well as beverages purchased per protocol. I've got to say I'm glad it occurred on December 7th as opposed to July 7th as my bar bill would have been much more expensive. Hoping for another hole in one before death.

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My first hole in one

Western Hills Country Club hole number 14. 168 yards 6 iron one hop and in. In front of all my friends!!

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It took 40 years

I took me 40 years and 3 marriages The day I go married to my wife I had it

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