Re: How many "ACES" do you have?
Two. Both in tournaments.
The first was in a college tournament in 1996. I hit a four iron from 183 slightly uphill and into a light breeze. The bottom of the hole was blocked out by the lip of the bunker and the ball hit once and went in. One of my playing competitors was standing to the side and saw it go in. I never did. I ended up winning the tournamnent by one shot.
The second was in a member-guest in 2003. I hit a wedge from about 135 (downhill). It hit about 8 feet past the pin and spun back into the hole. That was sweet to watch.
What wasn't sweet was that there was no prize on the hole except for a $25 gift certificate to the pro shop for closest to the pin.
Still, I'm fortunate to have had two in my life.
The longest shot I've ever holed out was 215 yards at the course Erik now belongs to. I pulled my drive on #3 (shortish par 4) into the trees and it came pretty much straight down. I took out a 3 iron and hit a low hook down the hill and never saw the ball. There was a guy standing on #6 tee that said he thought he heard something hit the flag...and sure enough...there was my ball.