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Coming Up Aces...Again, and Again, and Again, and Again...

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With all the national media attention, you've certainly seen or heard of Jacqueline Gagne's uncanny ability to score hole-in-one's. She's already recorded more than a dozen aces this year alone! In fact, she has 16 hole-in-one's since January of this year (at last count), and 20 for her golfing career; a golfing career that began just over four years ago.  

All 20 of Gagne's hole-in-one's have come with the Pro V1

On tee boxes and practice ranges across the land, golfers debate whether this is real or fake, unable to believe something so, well, unbelievable.  But it is true. In fact, each of her aces in 2007 have been witnessed and verified.  They've come on holes as long as 163 yards and as short as 95 yards, with fairway metals and gap wedges, from Rhode Island to California.  Eight have come in the month of April, including an astonishing six in April of this year alone!  Five have come with the same Cobra 7-iron, some in the rain, some under a clear blue sky.  The only constant has been the ball - every single one of her 20 hole-in-ones has come with a Titleist Pro V1.  When asked about her affinity for Titleist golf balls, and the Pro V1 in particular, Gagne said: "Titleist balls offer the perfect combination of long distance and great action on the greens so I can get the ball to react when needed, and the new sidestamp definitely helps me with better putting accuracy". Not that she's had to putt too often!  

"To be honest, I don't even think about hitting a hole-in-one when I approach a par-3," said Gagne. "I try and read the green from the tee box, choose my location and try and hit the ball to that location. Just relax, keep your head down and commit to your shot."

Born on July 12, 1960, Jacqueline Gagne was raised in Barrington, Rhode Island and grew to love all sports from her father and two brothers. At age 16, she played leftfield for an ASA softball team that competed for the Rhode Island State Championship and she excelled in various other sports as well, including basketball, track, mountain biking and climbing, tennis and racquetball. Pretty much the only sport Jacqueline didn't play was golf!  But that changed in 2003 when she moved to Southern California.  Immediately noticing the number of people playing golf and the number of courses in the area, and anxious to try something new while enjoying the beautiful weather, she tried golf.  As millions of golfers can understand, she was immediately smitten.
 
"I remember my first round I shot a 125, which was actually pretty good, but I knew I could get much better with practice". And she did. Although she didn't play much during her relocation, which included starting her own business, Gagne now plays several times a week and has seen her handicap drop as low as seven.

Finally, while some say the odds of something like this taking place are astronomical, they're not as high as you might think. Actually, they are. The odds of someone having 20 hole-in-one's is 133 sextillion to 1! And apparently that one is Jacqueline Gagne.

2007 Hole-In-One's
No. 1
: Jan 23 - 135-yard 17th hole - Mission Hills, Palmer Course - Cobra 7-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 2: Jan 27 - 100-yard sixth hole - Mission Hills, Pete Dye Challenge Course - pitching wedge - Titleist Pro V1
No. 3: Feb 26 - 150-yard fifth hole - Mission Hills, Dinah Shore Tournament Course - Cobra 7-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 4: March 6 - 125-yard 11th hole - Mission Hills, Pete Dye Challenge Course - Cobra 7-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 5: March 22 - 115-yard 11th hole - Mission Hills, Pete Dye Challenge Course - Cobra 9-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 6: April 15 - 135-yard eighth hole - Mission Hills, Dinah Shore Tournament Course - 13 wood - Titleist Pro V1
No. 7: April 17 - 135-yard 11th hole - Mission Hills, Pete Dye Challenge Course - 13 wood (part of a career-best round of 69) - Titleist Pro V1
No. 8: April 24 - 135-yard 17th hole - Mountain View Country Club - 13 wood - Titleist Pro V1
No. 9: April 30 - 139-yard 3rd hole - Firecliff Desert Willow - Cobra 7-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 10: April - 140-yard 8th hole - Silver Rock - Cobra 7-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 11: April - 95-yard 14th hole - Silver Rock - Cobra PW - Titleist Pro V1
No. 12: May 2 - 163-yard 16th hole - The Palms Country Club - 13 wood - Titleist Pro V1
No. 13: May 17 - 145 yards 17 hole - Mission Hills, Arnold Palmer - Cobra 6-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 14: May 25 - 154-yard 17th hole - Mission Hills, Arnold Palmer - Cobra 6-iron - Titleist Pro V1
No. 15: June 22 - 105 yard 17th hole - Lincoln Golf Course, RI - Cobra GW - Titleist Pro V1
No. 16: July 13 - 153 yard 7th hole - Malibu Country Club, CA - Cobra 5-iron - Titleist Pro V1
Previous Hole-In-One's
April, 2004: City League - Titleist Pro V1
Jan 12, 2005: 120-yard 11th hole- Mission Hills, Pete Dye Course - 5-iron - Titleist Pro V1
April,  2006: City League - Titleist Pro V1
Sept 9, 2006: 109-yard 9th hole - Brookside Country Club - Cobra PW - Titleist Pro V1
 

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