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20 hours ago, David in FL said:

 

I understand that.  But, if I’m striking the ball well one day, I tend to be striking the ball well for a time.  I’ll always take good ball striking over dumb luck, whether good or bad...

This is something I read, years ago, from a Tour pro. If you are playing well, go play! If you are not, go practice! It's not that hard to understand.

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Would You Rather…? #16:

  • Hit the ball as solidly but, due to some luck or whatever, score relatively poorly for you.
  • Hit the ball poorly but, due to some luck or some holed chips or whatever, score really well

I just came across this thread and have enjoyed the conversations.  For me I have to go with the former as solid ball striking creates confidence. I love the feel of a solidly hit ball and have come to expect erratic scoring, so option is "life as I life it" at this time in my game.   

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Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

I pick #1 but...

That actually happened to me except my witnesses were the head pro and a local junior golfer on the accompanying practice range.  It was dusk and they saw it before I did.  Started jumping up and down.  It was the final hole on the course and the pro ushered me to the clubhouse bar and made the announcement.  I was young and naive.  Everyone was asking me to buy free drinks (I didn't even drink at the time)... I thought it was a scam.  Next hole-in-one I get I'm buying free drinks for the whole friggin' town and everyone on this forum.

The latter happened just this last spring.  I thinned a wedge that lipped out of the hole... all the while saying I would not accept a hole-in-one on those terms and nobody should say anything to anyone.  I guess I could have said I was hitting a stinger wedge into a 1 mph wind.

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1 hour ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

#1 for sure. I’ll take a well struck shot over just about any other potential outcome from a poor strike. I’d have the witness make a short video statement and text it to my friends. 

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3 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

Ugh.  

I’m going with number 1, but it was a harder decision than I would have initially thought!
 

A great question!  :beer:

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3 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Heck, I'd take this one even if nobody saw it, because it doesn't change the fact that I got a hole in one.

I live in fear that my first hole in one will be a result of a shot I mishit. I've lipped out one that I totally thinned from 160… I was scared the six or eight seconds it took for that ball, on-line the whole way, to get to the hole.

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3 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

I'm taking #2 because I've already had one from a really good shot.  This would kill my buddies because they saw the first one and this would only make it even funnier to get another one but on a bad shot!  (no one else in my usual/best group but me has had one; other good friends of mine have though)

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3 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

I think I’m going with #2. It would make a great story.

Plus to anyone who wasn’t there, I striped that shot 😉

7 minutes ago, David in FL said:

A great question!  :beer:

I didn’t even have an answer myself when I came up with it 😃

1 minute ago, iacas said:

Heck, I'd take this one even if nobody saw it, because it doesn't change the fact that I got a hole in one.

The only reason I didn’t write no witnesses is so people couldn’t just pick #1 because they wouldn’t have to buy any drinks.

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13 minutes ago, billchao said:

The only reason I didn’t write no witnesses is so people couldn’t just pick #1 because they wouldn’t have to buy any drinks.

Hell, I’m still taking my buddies out for drinks.  It’s only fair, they’re gonna have to listen to every detail, over and over all night long!

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4 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

#1 for sure.  An ace is already a lucky shot, I don't want to make a terrible lucky shot.

I am not sure if that would be my response if I had not made a hole in one already.

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#1. I already had a #2 on a short par 3. Hit a sprinkler head, called out the “bad bounce” only to have the ball trickle in the hole 😂

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12 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

I 'd go with #1, but only because of the correct swing. 

In my opinion as long as it is witnessed, a hio is a hio. That and both require some degree of luck. Dumb, or otherwise. 

I hsve had both types of aces, and they both looked the same on my score card.. 

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13 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

First, your question is evil @billchao!

I’d take #2 because it would be a funnier story.

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Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

#1 - It's still a hole in 1 you made, witness or not. 

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14 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

Depends on the circumstances. .. 

It would be No. 1 in just about all cases except where something was on the line. ... I guess that betrays that I don't know who my "best golf buddies" are, but if it meant a result, I'd take no. 2.

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14 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

I've had 3 aces.  Each was in a different circumstance, each was a good shot, but not one was playing with my normal group of friends on a mid-season day, so none were celebrated in quite the way I prefer.  So I'd take #2, an ace while playing with my buddies, no matter how good or bad the shot was, I'd like to have that really big celebration.

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14 hours ago, billchao said:

Would you rather...? #17:

Make a hole-in-one by hitting a perfect shot - one of the best strikes you have hit in your life - while playing alone. It is witnessed only by a complete stranger playing on another hole.

Make a hole-in-one in front of your best golf buddies, but completely by dumb luck - a thinned shot that happens to roll all the way up to the green and in the hole.

I’d probably take #2, because I would much rather have my buddies witness a hole in one , regardless of how it happened. It’s still a hole in one. I’ve heard a quote before, I think from Seve Ballesteros, “Golf is not how, but how many.”

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