I witnessed my first hole in one last night!! My buddy and I got to the course late in the day hoping to muscle out 18 before it got dark. We started on the back 9 and when we got to the green on 10 we noticed another twosome hanging around on the tee box at 11. Lo and behold, it was a former co-worker of ours and a friend of his. They asked us if we wanted to play along with them. We said sure but were a weary because they were walking and his friend was about 5'10" and 300+lbs. We played two holes with them but wanted to keep a good pace and since they were on their back 9 and we were playing our front 9 the group all agreed we should play through on the Par 3. I had a nice up and down sandy par and my buddy had a 3 putt bogey. As we are standing on the next tee box, which is behind the par 3 green, we happen to look back as big boy was teeing off. After contact, my buddy says to me, "get in the hole!" (which didn't really trigger anything since he says that every single time a ball looks like it's going to nail the green on a par 3 haha). I didn't see it in the air, but I saw it stick the green about a foot past the hole and roll back right into the cup!!! My buddy and I started screaming and jumping up and down. I ran all the way back to the tee box to give this guy a huge high five! They said they didn't see it go in but knew it had to after hearing our reaction (which probably could have been heard 5 miles away).
It was truly an awesome, awesome experience. I have never been so happy for someone while playing golf ever. And it was another case of "Never judging a book by it's cover". Seeing one live in person makes me more of a believer that it is doable. Now if I can only hit one of my own.