Hole-in-one stories

50 Years

I started golfing in 1964 at the age of 17.. I had been witness to several hole in ones but never had one myself until this 4th of July. It was a 170 yard hole, I hit a 5 iron dead at the hole and it appeared to disappear. I didn't believe it until I got to the green and didn't see my ball so I knew it was in the hole. About 6 weeks later,different hole, I hit a 7 iron to a 150 yard pin placement. It hit on the fringe and trickle down to the hole and disappeared into the hole. Both shots were made with Titleist number 3 NXT Tour balls.i always use " new" balls on par 3s in case I do get a hole in one.maybe the theory of 3 will come into play and I'll be writing you again soon.

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hole 16 at Swope in KC with Coreslab

By: jimj76

Watching the ball roll in with friends is one of the greatest feelings I will ever have! Thanks to Coreslab for letting me play! and thanks to Titleist for the prov1x!

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A Special Day of Firsts

I've been playing golf since I learned how to walk. Growing up my dad taught me to play in Arkansas, and I continued playing during my time in high school in Huntsville, Texas. My grandfather cheered for me from afar, since they live in Virginia he was unable to come to Texas to watch me play. In college I chose to not play competitively, but I continued to play for fun when time would allow. I am now 25 years old, and until this past month my grandfather had never seen me play in person, he had only been cheering from Virginia. Visits to my grandparents were usually around Christmas, which meant it was way too cold for a golf outing. However, this past summer we made the trip up to Virginia before I began my graduate program. For the first time I got to play golf with my granddad. I was absolutely ecstatic to let him see how hard I have been working all these years, and to share with him the game that I truly love. Sharing a round with my granddad for the first time was truly the highlight of my day, however when we got to the 14th hole I got another special "first". Teeing off on the short par 3 I was worried about going into the water on the right, or the sand to the left. Water has always been a tough mental obstacle for me. All I wanted was to land on the green, so I could make my granddad proud. After I teed off and the ball flew through the air I was so excited to see it moving in the direction of the green. I thought for sure I could 2-putt and make par. When the ball landed and rolled toward the pin, I never even considered that I could make my first hole-in-one. When the ball disappeared into that little cup I was shocked. I turned to face my granddad, and my mother who was also playing with us, and they both were speechless too. The smile on my granddad's face that lasted for the rest of the day make that moment absolutely priceless. The hole-in-one was a great accomplishment, however playing golf with my granddad for the first time was truly a special event that I will never forget.

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We were playing The Mines Golf Course in Grand Rapids for the first time. My grandpa and I were paired up with two other guys from the local college. That round was not going very well, as I was not striking the ball like have had my previous rounds that week. Until we came to the 131 yard par 3 #7. The tee box is raised above the green so I used my sand wedge and finally hit a solid shot. The ball was on a line to the hole right from the start. It landed about a foot behind the hole and spun back for my first hole in one. Then I almost had 2 in one round. One the par 3 #15. This time a up hill shot from 115 yards. Again with my sand wedge, my shot landed about a foot and a half behind the hole and came back to less than a inch from rolling in. Just too bad the rest of my shots from that round could not have been like those two shots.

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My First Hole In One

After purchasing a new set of golf clubs three days prior I had be chomping at the bit to use them on the course rather than just the driving range. My son is preparing for HS try-outs so I decided to take the opportunity after work to help on his course management allowing me the chance to play a round of golf. With not much time left in the day we decided to just play just the back nine. We both struggled through the first couple of holes and it was shaping up to be a long round. When we pulled up on the 13th tee box I saw that the hole was in the front off the green on the very short 100 yard par 3. I had not tried my new Gap wedge so I figured a nice easy swing should put my trusty Titleist Pro V1 up just past the hole and allow me a chance at a putt for birdie. As I struck the ball I hit it really fat and didn't think I was going to make it over the water let alone onto the green but when I finally looked up from my swing I found my ball falling from sky and realized it was going to be closer than I thought. It hit the green within a couple of feet of the hole and took two hops before it gently stroke the flag stick and then just disappeared into the cup. I looked at my son in utter disbelief of what I just saw and before I could even comprehend or even celebrate he became angry and started to rouse me because he now had to follow up that shot and this was going to be the first hole of the round that he will not be able to hit the green inside of my shot.

I have been playing golf for 25 years now and this was the first hole in one that I have ever seen in person and I still can't believe it came off of my Club!!!!

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