As a spinoff of the thread about even par vs. hole in one, tell us which of the two, if either you have done. For the purpose of this poll, only include even par rounds shot no full length, non-executive courses or par 3 courses.
Have you Achieved - Even Par, Hole-in-One, Both, or Neither ???
Poll Results: Even Par, Hole-in-One, Both or Neither
16% (8)Even Par (full length, par 70+)
10% (5)Hole in One
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Both of mine happened in the same general time frame (late 90's) in San Diego. I have a box at home with the balls and scorecards in the garage somewhere. Hole in one was a 145 PW at Cottonwood golf course (Ivanhoe #4) in El Cajon. Even par round (actually -1) was at Bonita Golf Club in Bonita (near Chula Vista). It was a pretty easy course and we played the white tees all the time back then. According to their scorecard online right now it is 5,797 yards, 67.3/115, par 71. I was doing a good job of not paying too much attention to my score, and on the 18th green I had a birdie putt of some 15 feet that I thought was for an even par round. Not until after I made it and did the adding did I realize it was for -1. :)
With my recent improvements, I really hope to someday soon acheive the even par round again, and then the next barrier after that will be a round in the 60's. If it never happens, so be it, but it's the current long term goal. :)
In the last year I have a round of +2 where I was even after 14, and a round of +4 where I was even after 13, as well as a round of +6 where I had a birdie putt of about 8 feet to get to even on 14.
Maybe I should lobby golf courses to shorten to 14 holes, and then I'd be golden?!?!?!
Never even in the same area code of an even par round, but I have made a hole-in-one. Mine came on a 120 yard hole with a pitching wedge back in April of 2010. Since then... nothing even close. Since that ace, the closest I've come is 8 feet on 3 occasions and 9 feet on another occasion (based on my Scorecard program).
Not exactly good considering the fact that the majority of the par 3's I play are between 135 and 170 yards.
That would be interesting. As far as I can remember, I only have a handful of rounds that did not have a hole over par. The most recent was last summer, I went 17 for 18 GIR. The one missed green was because my drive went too far and into the water. Took a drop and hit an 8 iron to about 3 feet and made the par.
I have two aces. The first came on a 115 yard hole at a para 3 course in the Florida Keys. I hit a gap wedge and slam dunked it. We thought it had flown the green, and I couldn't believe it because the yardage felt perfect. The guys on the tee box behind the hole started freaking out.
The second came in the summer of 2009. 165 yard, hole tucked behind a bunker. I told myself I needed to land it just over the bunker if I wanted to get it close. I hit a high draw with an 8, the ball landed about 3 feet on the green, I couldn't see the bottom of the pin, but I didn't see the ball role out from behind the mound, so I knew it was close. Got to the green to see there was no ball on the green. I was playing by myself, but fortunately there were guys on the next tee box waiting to hit and saw it go in.
Hole in One - I've had a couple tap-ins for birdie just this year, but nothing that's fallen in yet.
Frankly, an Eagle on a Par 4 or 5 is more important to me than a hole in one (stringing more shots than just one lucky drive together seems a bigger accomplishment even if it's not the glamour shot).
Even par on a 'legit' 18 hole round - Even par on 9 holes.... a couple times (but both those were low par courses - strange, because I'm worse on the Par 3's than the longer holes.) But doing it on 18 is a seriously more difficult feat regardless of the course par....... This might take longer as my handicap is floating between 8 and 9 and not really moving down that fast lately. I have hit 19 under par on 18 holes on the WII Sports Resort Course.
I had my first hole in one three weeks ago with a 177 yd 7i and I have to say that the feeling was absolute elation although I think I would still rather shoot even par.
I though the hole-in-one was coming by way a couple of years ago when a) a guy in my 4-some holed an ace; b) I witnessed THREE more aces the same season.
Still waiting on mine!