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The No Ace Club - How close did you get this year?

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#181 jshiplett



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:43 AM

Since this season is coming to a close...

I've been playing since I was 5, seriously since middle school (on and off a bit during my 20s), and I'm currently at 5.1 handicap. I've never been within 2 feet, but I've hit a few flags and rolled some over holes.

This season, I've really only been close once. 110 yards to a peninsula green, hit a 50 degree wedge that lands 3 inches right of the hole, then spins back to the front fringe. Almost a dunk :-/

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:23 AM

Skanky 7 iron hosel rocket that went left, kicked off the hill, rolled down, slowed up in the fringe and rolled across the hole to inside a foot. Would have been a great ace lol
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 12:31 PM

When I was 14 (20 Years ago) I hit a 7 iron on a 100 yard down hill par 3. Lipped out. sat about 6 inches from the cup. I was so excited because it was my first ever birdie. Many birdies later I wish I'm a little more disappointed it didn't go in.

5 or 6 years ago playing a fund raiser scramble. Blind dog leg par 4. I'm told hit it over those trees to cut the corner. I proceed to miss my target line so bad I think it's OB right. Friend says no I think that's pretty good. Get to the green, my buddies dad is the group ahead and he says "here's your ball (2FT). It rolled between my feet while putting and was 2" outside the cup for a hole in 1."

Last summer at my home course I played 2 rounds on a Sat. 290 yard par 4. Both times scared the cup. Both 2-3' Eagles. ( I don't think I have even hit the green since then. I have now stopped going for it. Iron - Wedge- good chance at birdie- at worst Par.)

Related one of my biggest irrational fears is while playing casual or sneaking out for just a couple holes, hitting a hole in 1 that isn't really a hole in one. ( this can be debated) But making it on a retee of a par 3, playing solo and playing multiple balls, or just playing 2-3 holes) Or making one with no witness.


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:00 PM

played sand valley and hit a PW to one foot left of the pin, pin high. The ball spun right and stopped 1' right of  the pin, dead in line with the pitch mark. When I saw it going right, I had half my clothes off before I realized it did not go in. It was a little embarrasing putting my clothes back on.


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:50 PM

Man, been looking for a support group like this for a while LOL

Closest this year was a 198 yard par 3, hit a 7 iron that put a divot on the left side of the lip, ball stopped about 6 inches from the cup.

Closest I have ever been was a 210 yard par 3, 6 iron that went in on the fly, shattered the cup, flag fell over and ball came back out.

Oddly enough past those two shots I havent been inside a foot on a par 3 :D

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 03:26 PM

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Early this summer I went to visit my mom in the villages and went out to play a couple of rounds. The bottom of the pin was hidden behind a bunker. I heard the ball hit the flag but thought it ricocheted off a good distance. I was pleasantly surprised.  I was playing by myself so the only witness was the guy walking his dog off of the course


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 05:22 PM

110yd downhill par 3 which landed about 7ft past. Ball spun back and was heading for the hole but ran out of juice. Never got one yet.

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 10:35 PM

Never had an ace, closest was 3 inches a few years ago.  [Guy's trip to Scottsdale, another group from our area was in Palm Springs and one of the guy's got an ace the same day, so my shot to 3 inches was never mentioned again]. :glare: lol.

Recently Played with another single, who is a low handicap, we have played together numerous times over the last 2-3 years. The last time we played he was in no miss mode, every shot went close to where he was aiming, shot 2 under. Me not so good, I did put one to 2 ft on a short par 3 to snag a birdie to his par. Nice to win one hole. We watched the ball land 2 ft directly  in front  the hole and it ended up 2 ft behind the hole, how it missed the hole I'm not sure.  That brief moment of anticipation, is what keeps me coming back.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:35 AM

142 yrd par 3 to a two tier green, pin in the upper tier about 15 yards deep with a large 3 ft hill. Generally just trying to land anywhere on the green (short=water, left, right and long all protected by deep bunkers. Pull out my 9 and make the best contact I had all day, straight at the pin the whole way. Lands about a yard short and rolls to 6 inches. Of course Im pissed it didn't go in. One of these days...
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Posted 08 October 2018 - 09:58 AM

Never had an ace.  Closest this year was in our clubs 4-ball tournament.  161 yd slightly up hill.  The ball never left the stick and rolled just short to 8 inches.  I won $100 pro shop credit for closest to hole.  The ace would have won the skin worth a couple hundred.  That was about the only good shot of the day.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:25 PM

I honestly didn’t really get close to one this year.. no hole out eagles either. I only played about 10 rounds though (which is about 50 less than usual) so my sample size wasn’t very good. Rattled a couple flags from a good distance out, but that was it.

Closest I came to an ace this year was probably 5’.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:54 PM

31 years since my last ace. Last Sunday I pitched an 8 iron 2 inches short of a slam dunk from 138 yards. It hit the flag and finished 25 feet away. C'est la Vie etc etc....


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

This weekend. 115m to a front pin into a one / two club wind. Drop hole 5m or so.

PW high tiny cut and it goes straight in the hole... And then bounces 5m or so in the air! Comes to rest a good 20ft from the pin with a fast downhill putt. At least I made the par...

With the wind and the drop to the hole that ball must have just been coming down dead vertically. Not a pitch mark to be seen.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:45 PM

It was fun while it lasted, but now I have to leave the NAC....

Yes, it finally happened. After 23 years in the game, I finally got one.
9-iron for 151 yards, landed 6 feet short and rolled straight in. Good strike, no luck, all skill :rofl:

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

This past Monday I missed by one inch. Funny thing was that the ball tracked as straight as could be towards the pin (134 yards) and ended up one inch directly behind the hole. We figured there was a good chance it lipped out to end up where it did.


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