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How many "ACES" do you have?

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I've got one "hole in ones" in my life time and I've been playing for 40 years. My son has 5 and I've seen him make two of them. It's like magic! My irons usually hit and go right due to the spin I put on them with the high cut shot. The day I hit the ace, the ball landed on the green and jumped left and right into the hole. It was a 157 yd 7 iron that did the job. The golf gods let me do it. How many do you have?
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None. Zero. Nada.

I've been 18 inches away from acing a par four though.
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I also have the old zippo... Funny that I have eagled 4 par 4's from the fairway, but have yet to drop one in the hole on a par 3. I have been all over them (within inches) but cannot seem to get lucky enough to get one to fall.
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One. Last January. In Ohio. (and no, the green wasn't frozen)

8-iron from 144. I have a couple eagles from the fairway on Par 4s, but just the one ace.
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None. I seem to recall being close before, but can't remember exactly where it was. I have 2 eagles in my life, one of which I dunked on a par 4, and I've come within inches of a double eagle on a par 5... of course, it rolled 5 feet by and I missed the comebacker for eagle. Argh.

Someday, when I least expect it, I'll probably make one... but by then, I'll be THAT guy you read about in the paper who aced a 135 yard par 3 with a 3 wood.
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Zero.

Two real close - one when I had been playing just 5 months. A worm-burner on a 90 yard par 3 that missed by an inch! Imagine explaining the shot if it went in. The second was last year - an uphill par 3 about 150 with a seven iron. The hole was hidden, so I couldn't see the result until I got up there -- 2 inches.
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two, the last one in 1975. Had a lot 1"-2" from the cup that did not fall.
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A friend of mine went with some co-workers to play for his first time. They went to a par 3 course in Hot Springs. He borrowed an old set of clubs from the shop and on the longest hole (174 yards), he hit driver. A 175 yard wormburner into the cup for a hole in one. To add insult to injury, he was playing a Wilson ball and wrote to them to tell them about it. They sent him a nice brass and wood plaque with a ball mounted on it and all the details engraved in the placard. Arrrrrrggggg! LOL
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I was fortunate to finally sink one in on a 158 yard par 3 with my 6 iron. It was a windy day with 20 mph cross winds, so I aimed about 10 yards right. Because I hit the ball high, the wind pushed it over about 7-8 yds to the left and then it rolled back and left the rest of the way into the cup. :)
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Zero for me as well, I did hole out from about 120 yards on a par 4 once, but never from off the tee...
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One, off the side of a hill.
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One. 167 yard par-3. Erik will have some choice words soon.
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One. 167 yard par-3. Erik will have some choice words soon.

No choice words. I'm just hoping you do it again in about a week or so, because you WILL buy drinks this time.

I've only ever had two eagles ever (I'm only counting reasonably sized courses - no 220-yard par 4s or anything like that). Never a HIO. One of the eagles was on a 300-yard par 4 (chipped in from about 40 yards). One of them was when I hit a driver and a 9-iron onto a par 5 and made a 30-foot putt. I may have made some eagles before my big break (I didn't play much from 1997 through 2003 or so). And I've been a single-digit handicapper for at least four good playing years. So, that's pretty pathetic.
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Zero.

My wife took a hefty swing at the ball and missed it on a par 3 hole and she hit it the second time and it was a worm burner and it went all the way up on the green and into the hole. Unreal!

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I've eagled a whole passel of holes over the years and most have been 5 irons or lower. My most memorable one was the one at Hilltop Lakes that I holed in 2 on a par four and no one has matched it before or since. I hit two 5 woods and got lucky on the second shot. The hole is called Bear Claw and is the hardest hole on the course, they say!
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only one - feb 2005 in Florida. 8 eagle hole-out's from the fairway with distance above 80 yards...
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Very interesting stories guys, keep them coming.

I have two...well one on a real course.

Back in 1995, I hit SW from 110 yards to hole out for a one. The green was slightly elevated so I never saw it roll in. I was a senior in High School so I was to young to buy my playing partner a drink. haha

The other was on a Pitch and Putt course at night. It was 74 yards again with a wedge. The pin was located in the back of the green and the shadows of the lighting didn't allow me to see it roll in. I got a free round for that one though.

Seth
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No choice words. I'm just hoping you do it again in about a week or so, because you WILL buy drinks this time.

If I might ask, why the lay off? I laid off from 99 till last year due to hip problems but can play now with a bionic titanium hip. I had given up on golf and gave my clubs to my oldest son!

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