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Worst player you ever saw get a hole-in-one?

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#31 phatchrisrules


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:36 PM

My only one qualifies.  Second hole at a nice private club I was lucky enough to join as an intermediate a few years ago.  It's 169, downhill by a 1-1.5 club.  Standard 7-8 iron for most of the players.  Maybe a 9 if the wind was favourable.  Water short left, a bunker level on the right, and a severe upslope passed the back of the green and behind and to the right of the bunker that was all fescue, trees, and long grass.  Not an overly easy hole, but not a brute either do the iron typically selected to play it.  

I basically shanked my iron, but caught enough face that it didn't do the grotesque 90* nosedive in mid air.  It landed about 3/4 of the way there but had enough steam to speed by the water unharmed, it looked like it was tracking for the bunker but the "fairway" before the green was long enough to kill some of the speed.  The severe slope gently fed my ball away from the bunker and fescue and into the teeth of the flag, where it gently plunked in.  I saw it go in, despite being disgusted with myself.  I was playing with my boss who was a decent 4 handicap at the time and his friend who was also pretty solid with a handicap around the same, if not better.  I just shook my head in disgust while they all clapped me on the back.  I was happy, but was also secretly hoping it would have been a better shot.

Hopefully that was one of many.  In simulator golf I have dunked one, bounced one off the flag stick, and lipped one out.  So I feel like it is possible I could get one again if the stars all align.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:38 PM

My uncle, who is left handed, got a hole in one the first time I golfed with him two years ago. He has a horrendous slice but knows how to play it and actually scores under 100 regularly. He got his hole in one on a 173 yard par 3 with his 3 wood. Actual wood club. Spalding. Many drinks followed.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:27 PM

The only HIO I’ve witnessed is my own, so I guess I’m the worst golfer I’ve seen make one.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

I've only witnessed one, my friend who is an average golfer, 16 cap. Luckily his hole in one was one of the most perfect hit PW from 140 I've ever seen him hit, one bounced into the hole.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:46 PM


Playing with a buddy of mine, I always initial my ball, 185yd par 3, front of the green had a trap protecting it and slopes away towards the rear. Hit a 5i that I caught a tad fat, felt like it would be short, possibly in the trap, at least that’s where I thought it landed. When we approached the green I couldn’t see my ball anywhere. I’m still looking in the trap and my friend says “hey....look at this..” I look in the hole and there’s my ball. Evidently the ball had just cleared the ridge over the trap and tracked into the hole.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:03 PM

I played a par 3 course with my friend and his wife a while ago.  It was her first time golfing.  On a 110 yard hole, she hit a worm burner that bounced 10+ times before finally rolling on to the green and into the cup.  Talk about beginner's luck!
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Not a HI1, but played with a sweet, but real real old guy in Phoenix area (The Palms, maybe?).  Anyway, short par 3, he had about 100y from his tee.  Pulls driver, tops it (as he had been doing all day) into thick bushes at the front of the senior tee box.  It sort of stayed in the bushes for a second or two and then miraculously trickled out through rocks, cactus and space junk in the waste area, up a slope, through more cactus and weeds, into a side hill part of the green that was just plain rough, and onto the surface expiring three feet from the cup.  Our group went crazy and almost hi-fived the guy to death.  Golf is a wonderful thing.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:03 AM

Did not see it, but it is legend at our club.  Rank beginner, toes one off the tee, gets it on a cart path, rolls down the hill, hits a rock, yep, jumps on the green and into the jar for an ace.  I have talked to people who witnessed it, it was in a holiday scramble, so I kinda believe it happened.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:55 AM

Mate of mine got one, if he was to play properly he need about a 45 handicap. Swings the club like it's going to give him an STD.

Only a short 3 about 125m. I was there to witness it, ugliest thing I've ever seen.
Massive over the top cut that started about 20 feet to the left, cut back in and pitched about 10 feet from the hole, I called it as soon as it did and sure enough it dropped.

But good luck to him, I didn't say anything other than a few high fives, some photos and congratulations. He was stoked.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:28 AM

Did not personally witness it but during member guest at a club I worked at we had a 28 handicap member make a $10,000 ace. Another member in the foursome ahead had just lipped out and got to see the guy make it.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:43 AM

My wife.


A good friend of mine has NINETEEN!  And I've seen five of those.

He's 80 now so I'm hoping he can get one more in there for an even twenty.

As for me?

Still waiting.......


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:55 AM

An old work buddy of mine with bad back problems( 10 surgeries) had two before he gave up the game. He couldn't break 100 to save his life. And he didn't play golf his whole life.....maybe 6-7 years after he had to retire. I saw one of his too......a crappy line drive shot on a 120 yard hole. But it went in. Ha.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:22 AM

Not going to say he is the worst golfer I seen get one, but had a friend who holed out about 150 yard worm burner for an ace.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:27 PM

Two years ago, on the yearly buddies golf trip. We were playing 36 holes at En-Joie GC in Binghamton, NY. On the first 18, it was either hole #4 or 5. Guy in my group who plays maybe 6-7 times a year gets a HIO. He shot 115 for that round. I've never seen him break 100 ever.

To add to the story, we're coming around on the second 18 of the day, same hole. I land my shot about 5 feet short of the hole, it rolls towards it, misses a HIO by a couple inches, and rolls about 2 feet past. Now that would have been a great story, two HIOs on the same hole, in the same day.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

The only person that I have seen with my own eyes having a hole in one is myself so the answer must be myself. That's not the sort of positivity I am needing to get the first weekend of 2018 started.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:56 AM

9th hole at home course. Group in front of us is playing blues.  190 yard par 3 with back right pin.  Guy is a higher handicap and playing from the blues is a struggle for him.  He cold tops his 3 wood and it runs all the way into the hole.  Damnedest thing, golf.
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Posted Today, 12:26 AM

View Postmarkjay1, on 24 December 2017 - 07:24 AM, said:

On the next tee he tees up the same ball he got the ace with.  Both my friend and I yelled at the same time:  "What are you doing???"  He put the ball away but I still don't think he got the nature of his accomplishment.

i did this, today, and I knew what I had done...I'm just an idiot.  Made a HI1.  Kept playing the same ball...made birdie on the next.  It's a good day!  Sprayed my drive on the next hole into the adjoining fairway.  Watched someone line up on it and realized "oh ****, I made a HI!1 with that ball".  From 260 yards away. They didn't hit it and I sprinted to the ball.  Someone else pulled up and I said "are you hitting a Chrome Soft?"  All said no.  Made par, put the ball in the bag.  Was pondering what the "you have to give me that ball back" conversation would have been like.


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