First-ever Hole-In-One with a Yellow Pro V1

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By Rick V., Team Titleist Staff

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  1.  Hey, Team Titleist.

    We caught wind of a great story that we'd like to share from our great partner, Chris Brown, PGA, who is the GM and Director of Golf at Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford, NC.

    (A quick aside -- Tobacco Road is an amazing course designed by visionary architect Mike Strantz. Make it a point to try to play there the next time you visit the Carolinas. You won't be sorry. Chris and his staff will make you feel like a member for the day and the golf experience is truly one of a kind.)

    Back to the story, in Chris' words:

    I had a group come in late this afternoon looking to get in a late round. One of the gentleman, Mr. Allan Hernandez of Pittsburgh, PA asked if we had the new “Yellow” Pro V. I got a couple of the balls to show him and after a little discussion, I gave him a ball of mine and told him to enjoy. He said he just got back into playing golf after a long absence and said he only played yellow balls.

    So, third hole, par 3, yelp, knocks it in for an ace. He’s excited as this is his first ever ace!

    Just thought I would pass it on, figuring this also might be the first ace with the new Yellow Pro V1!

    After completing his round and reporting back to Chris, Allan joined an exclusive fraternity at Tobacco Road - The Road of Fame. It's a tradition at the club for players who record holes-in-one to commemorate the feat by taking a photo with the white tail deer skull that serves as the club's mascot and logo inspiration. The Tobacco Road staff shared the moment on Instagram:

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    Allan Hernandez of Pittsburgh, PA, arrived at Tobacco Road this afternoon after an eight-hour journey. Eager to kick his golf season off with a little something new, he asked about the new @titleist ProV1...the yellow edition. Not officially released until March 1, 2019, Director of Golf, Chris Brown, happened to have snagged a sample sleeve of the new ball and offered one to Allan for his round. Allan proceeded to the tee and at the par 3, 3rd hole, knocked the flag down for his first career Hole In One! Could this be the first ace with the new yellow ProV1 from @titleist? Either way, a big congratulations, Allan, and welcome to The Road of Fame! . . . . . #tobaccoroadgolf #roadoffame #holdingtheskull #teamtitleist #titleistprov1 #thisisgolf #whyilovethisgame #holeinone #birdiecage #anythinggolf #golf #pga365

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    Thanks for sharing this story, Chris. And congratulations, Allan! We hope there are many more great shots in your future with the new high optic yellow Pro V1, which will be arriving in golf shops on March 15th.

  2. Tyler H

    Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

    Thanks for share this, Rick. Tobacco Road is a great course and I would second your recommendation about playing it if you get the chance.

  3. Andrew A

    Andrew A
    Charlotte, NC

    1st, congrats on the ace! Well done!

    2nd, being fairly new to the Charlotte area, I have made the quick trip up to Tobacco Road and couldn't be happier that I did. The course layout and conditions ar top notch as well are all the ammenities. If you are ever in the area, I high recommend taking the time to enjoy this track.

    Enjoy and play well all!
  4. Barry B

    Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

    Very cool story.
  5. Titleist Fan 179

    Titleist Fan 179
    Middleburg hts, OH

  6. David ARK

    David ARK
    Sayville, NY

    Very cool story, thanks for sharing. Been waiting my whole life for a hole in one. Stories like this give me hope that at least 1 will occur in my lifetime. I say it every year but maybe this is the year? I sure will have some fun trying though.
  7. Scott D

    Scott D

    Great story. I wonder how long it took for that smile to leave his face.
  8. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    Great story, I wonder if that is maybe the first hole in one with the new 2019 Pro V's and probably definitely for the yellow model......

    Maybe or maybe not but still a great story

  9. You can't make a story like that up. Congrats Allan.
  10. Tom B

    Tom B
    Northborough, MA

    How's that for a story? Not only the first with a Yellow ProV1, but his first too! Thanks for sharing it
  11. Deno

    Hawthorne, NJ

    Great story Rick. Congrats to Mr. Hernandez and well done Chris Brown.
  12. Congratulations on the hole in one and on being the first with the new yellow ProV1!!! A feat that you will not forget anytime soon, and who knows maybe you will be the answer to a Titleist trivia contest some day.
  13. Congrats!!
  14. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Congratulations to Allen on his first Hole in one. Great story and a great tradition with the deer skull. Passing on the new yellow Prov1 is what golf is all about. Definitely a defining moment......
  15. Rich T

    Rich T
    Shrewsbury, MA

    I saw this when Tobacco Road posted it on their Instagram. Such a cool story! Happy to see you catch wind of this Rick and share with the community. And YES - an unbelievable course and a must play for anyone that has the chance.
  16. That is a GREAT story! Congratulations Allan, and thank you Titleist for bringing the yellow ProV1 and ProV1x to the market.
  17. Andrew F

    Andrew F
    Pueblo, CO

    Congrats! Maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to get a hole in one!
  18. Speedy

    Newmarket, NH

    Thanks for sharing Rich! Amazing. And Tobacco Road is a MUST play if you're in that area..
  19. greg p

    greg p
    Algonquin, IL

    Great story. Thanks.

    Can't wait for the yellow ProV1. Maybe that's the reason I'm still waiting for my first.
  20. greg p said:

    Great story. Thanks.

    Can't wait for the yellow ProV1. Maybe that's the reason I'm still waiting for my first.

    Ditto :)
  21. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    greg p said:

    Great story. Thanks.

    Can't wait for the yellow ProV1. Maybe that's the reason I'm still waiting for my first.

    Sooner than you think. Being shipped mid March.
  22. Awesome story!! Congrats!
  23. Dave N

    Dave N
    Lady Lake, FL

    Congrats and great story.
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