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I have been playing seriously now for 19 years now and have never had one. Got it to within inches on a few occasions but never had an ace. Just wondering if I am if I am in a minority, I know a guy who has had 2 and routinely shoot better scores than him.
Maybe I am just jinxed or something.
Don't fret. I have been playing for just over 30 years and still do not have one. Currently I am a 1 handicap so I can clearly get the ball in the direction of the hole, but to get it to go in based on some luck. I've holed out a number of times form the fairways just haven't been fortunate enough to get one to go in from the tee. My brother, conversely, has two hole in ones and they are both on Par 4's. It's so random and I still believe I will have one or more someday.
At least it's fun to keep trying!!!!
Yes Andrew I will never stop trying ,hopefully the golf gods will intervene in my favor.
A hole in one needs a lot of luck. Obviously if you hit accurate shots into the greens, you have more chances for luck to be on your side. I've been playing all my life with no holes in one. My dad played for 50+ years and old got one.
My only hole in one came in one of my worst rounds in the last 5-10 years. It was completely lucky and I've had much better shots that didn't get so lucky. I agree with previous post, the better you hit your irons may give you more chances but I know scratch golfers that are still waiting for their first. This is a crazy game sometimes that we all love so dearly!!! Ha
Yes It is definitely the craziest of all games. That's what makes us all keep coming back I guess.
I have heard many stories like that, a guy in my Men's club said his wife made 3 weeks after taking the game up, he has been playing a dozen years and has yet to do so.
She reminds him quite often.
Its gotta be the lack of thinking while playing. I swear I play better earlier in the when I am just happy to be outside.
See ball, hit ball.....
Nathan that is a good way of looking at it, dont worry about the score , just the process and the enjoyment of being on the course and not at work.
The hole-in-one is a fluke, whatever anyone else has told you. Play enough golf and there is a (relatively) good chance you'll have one, someday. I began playing at 11 and did not get my first hole-in-one until I was 67. I've had another since then and several close. Just hang in there.
There are odds for everything else, so what are the odds for a hole in one?
I had my first one last year and is was purely luck. I hit a nice 60 degree gap wedge from an elevated tee about 120 yards toward a pin protected by a front bunker. My ball barely cleared the bunker, landed on the green and started rolling on the green until it disappeared. At first, I was in shock until I realized at what had just happened. Strangely enough, I played the same hole two weeks later, hit the same wedge and almost holed it again with the ball finishing two inches from the cup.
Thats the way it goes Scott. I got mine when I was barely playing and when I was it was the worst golf of my life. But I got it with a Titleist 4, which is now my number of choice.