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Never had one, have seen 2.

The last one was last year and we were playing a 4 ball match and on the 2nd hole (our 17th) my partner holed out with a 6 iron from 160 mtrs, the ball bounced quite a bit left of the hole and took a sharp right and rolled right in. There we were high fiving as we thought we'd won a tight match. One of our opponents goes and hits a fantastic shot which pitched about 4 feet away and ran up to hang on the lip...!!!!! Once we knew it wasn't going in we laughed quite a bit - suppose you had to be there.

There is also a hole on a course in Exeter, Devon with a plaque on I htink the 17th hole. A Dog leg par 5, which after the first 200 yards or so turns 90 degrees left and goes sharply downhill. One summer some dude hit a skinny shot along the ground, it got to the hill and proceeded to roll all the way down, across the green, and in the hole in front of the guys playing the hole..!!!! Supposedly the first HIO on a par 5!!!

EDIT: Found it - was at Teign Valley Golf Club - http://www.information-britain.co.uk...Place_ID=21107

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I had one when i was 13 years old (youngest member to do so at my course) it was a 190 yard 3 wood (i was 13, keep in mind) and it was elevated enough so that my dad and I didnt see it go in, but the couple on the tee next to the green started cheering and clapping and i said to my dad "must be close!" i wouldn't have guessed it ever...best feeling ive had, and im 17 now os hopefully more are to come...

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how many of you step up to a par3.. or short par4 and think about a possible hole in one?

personally i only think about it if/when i stick it within 3 feet of the pin.

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how many of you step up to a par3.. or short par4 and think about a possible hole in one?

One of the par threes at my course is 135 yards or so. I think about it nearly every time because Rotella says that inside of a certain yardage, you should think about holing the ball. For me, that yardage is usually 100 yards, but since I get to put the ball on a tee and since it's slightly downhill (you can see the putting surface), I usually think about it. I typically play the hole well, too.

One time, playing with one of my high school kids, I was trying to impress upon him the need to have a game plan. The hole was playing 130 that day with a right-to-left wind and the pin tucked on the right side. I talked about how I was going to grip down a little on an 8-iron and cut it to both take more yardage off as well as to hold it against the wind and get me over to the flag on the right side. It should sit down quickly and spin back a little. I did all I said I would do and the ball did all I said it would do. It happened to land just past the pin, suck back, hop over the lip, and roll out to four feet or so from the pin. I joked "dang, I forgot to plan to hole it." Now, every time one of hits a shot close, we say "Forgot to plan to hole it."
personally i only think about it if/when i stick it within 3 feet of the pin.

Seems to me you'd be better off thinking about it before you hit your shot, not after. Unless you get nervous thinking about it beforehand.

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my buddy once jokingly said to a playing partner (walking towards the cart after bad shot) - "where are you going?!?! You're going to miss my hole in one !"... you can guess the rest. He missed seeing a hole in one.
Of course we're using this line every time if someone on a par 3 walks away w/o watching other's shot.

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Seems to me you'd be better off thinking about it before you hit your shot, not after. Unless you get nervous thinking about it beforehand.

its not that im trying to not think about it. the thought just never really pops into my head. i think im still subconciously aware that im not that great of a golfer and im not a lucky person either.

usually on par 3's i just try my best just to get it somewhere on the green.

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The only time I ever thought about it was when I lipped one out on the first par 3 and hit the stick on the next one... Then I woke up and began to play my usual game...

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