Anyone else been playing forever without a hole in one? - Page 2
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Only been playing a little over 10 years but there were a ridiculous amount of rounds crammed into those 10 years. I would guess my average was about 12 to 14 rounds a week for the first 6 years.
And not a single hole in one.
Closest were one overhanging the hole on a par 3 (where's a small earthquake when you need one) and one less than an inch from the lip on a par 4.
One reason I've never made one is that I miss too many greens. Of course the other reason is that I haven't lucked one in.
Never and I've been playing 35+ years at a single digit handicap for pretty much all that time. I've probably have had close to a dozen tap-ins for birdie on par 3s but never a hole in one. My father in law, a 36 who tees off with a 5 wood cause he can't hit a driver, has had one. It's pure luck.
I know the feeling. A friend of mine got a double eagle a few years ago and we are still hearing about it.
Just to make him mad when he told me about it the first time I said "Hmmm. Pretty lucky."
I thought he was going to have a fit when he angrily said "What do you mean luck? That was a heck of a shot."
He even bought himself a trophy for it. Probably not uncommon in the golfing world but not something I would ever do.
I have witnessed several holes in one (two by the same guy who's a 90s golfer who has 6 in all).
I have been playing for 25+ years and have never had one. My son and I played a Fathers day round on Saturday and he got his first one on the 7th hole 160 yds of one of the local courses we play. He is 16 yrs old and has been playing off and on since he was 6. Very cool Fathers day round. Although I really want one.
I've had a couple of shots to par 3's that looked like they disappeared in the cup, but they were just hidden behind the pin, just not visible form the tee. Glad I didn't jump around like an idiot. :)
I haven't been playing forever, just about 45 years....and not one ace, never even had one in my group.
I have friends who've had them some good golfers, some awful; when I was a young caddie there was a group playing behind the group I was caddying in that had 2 in one foursome.
But the closest I've even come to seeing one in person was a buddy who flew one into the hole, it hit the bottom and ended up about 75 feet off the green. He was pissed about making bogey, and it screwed up his game for the day.
I'm hoping that if I can play another 20 years or so that I might get lucky.
I play with a group of retired guys, The pool of players is around 24-30 although we typically have 12-16 guys coming out for our twice a week rounds. I estimate that most of the guys have over well over 1000 rounds in their career, but let's use 25000 rounds as a total.
I would say 40% of the group have aces. One guy has had three. A few have two. Three years ago, four of the more active players in the group got aces in the same summer, but only two were during play with our group.
That still leaves over half the guys, who have played forever, still waiting, I got mine in my 7th year of golf, after about 200 rounds.
Serious addiction since 95 or so. And nope.
Interesting how many better players (judging by posted index) there are. But I guess that is not unexpected. Most better players can hit the shot they want and there is not a lot of extraneous movement after the ball hits the green. Greatly improves you odds if the ball rolls some after landing. And most better players are aiming somewhere other than the pin on most par threes. Working off a slope, avoiding trouble, not attacking pins that should not be attacked, etc etc.
What's a double eagle?