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Alan Giddings Records Three Holes-in-One After Switching to Titleist Golf Balls

Once-in-a-lifetime shot happens three times in three days for Florida golfer

Alan Giddings
Retired Airline Pilot
Melbourne, FL

Golfers regularly change equipment – sometimes switching in the middle of a round to something they feel will lead to more pars or birdies. However, when they find something that works, they often remain committed for many years.

It’s safe to say Alan Giddings won’t be making too many equipment changes in the near future.

Giddings made one of those customary equipment changes before a round at Suntree Golf Club, switching to Titleist NXT golf balls for the first time…and the results couldn’t have been more astounding.

Giddings made personal history when, after 30 years of playing golf, he recorded his first ever hole-in-one on the fifth hole, a 140 yard par-3, of Suntree Country Club’s Classic course.  He then defied the odds – believed to be around 67 million to one – when he followed that with another hole-in-one during the same round on the par-3 12th hole.

As you would expect, Giddings was eager to return to the course, and did so two days later, this time playing Suntree’s Challenge course. The results were similar. On only the second hole of the day, Giddings, again with a 5-iron and Titleist NXT golf ball, aced the 145 yard par-3 – his third hole-in-one in three days!

The talk of the town, Alan figured he would try his luck at something slightly more profitable. Still slightly dazed by his accomplishment, Alan played the Florida lottery the night of his third hole-in-one only to find his luck had finally run out…he didn’t hit a single number.

May 11, 2005     
Suntree Country Club (Classic Course) 
5th hole      
140 yards          
Club: 5 iron     
Ball: Titleist NXT    

May 11, 2005
Suntree Golf Club (Classic Course)
12th hole
145 yards
Club: 5 iron
Ball: Titleist NXT

May 13, 2005
Suntree Country Club (Challenge Course)
Hole #2
145 yards
Club: 5 iron
Ball: Titleist NXT

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