Jump to content
IGNORED

Hole in One - Do You Buy Drinks?


colin007
 Share

Note: This thread is 860 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Hole in One  

37 members have voted

  1. 1. Did/Would you buy the drinks after an ace?

    • Yes - I did/would buy a round for everyone in the clubhouse
      60
    • No - I didn't/wouldn't buy a round for everyone in the clubhouse
      93


Recommended Posts

If I got a hole in one at my home course, odds are the only people in the club house would be me, my playing partner, the pro shop manager, and a few seniors just hanging out, oh and a 13 year old golden retriever that loves to mooch off of people and get a chunk of somebody's sandwich. I'd have to buy non-alcoholic drinks anyways.... so it'd end up costing me like 8 bucks. Mountain Dews for everybody!

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Originally Posted by Wansteadimp

It would be a huge social no-no not to buy the drinks at my club. At another private club I probably would.

A story from last week - A player with a reputation for having deep pockets and short arms makes a hole in one. Playing partner makes call to club house, club captain organises everyone he can contact to get down the club! Leading to a much bigger bar bill than anticipated.

chortle  , i see  you are  at Wanstead GC   , the guy i play with , his father in law is a member there , thought you might be him but hes a lefty

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Originally Posted by shockingslicer

chortle  , i see  you are  at Wanstead GC   , the guy i play with , his father in law is a member there , thought you might be him but hes a lefty

Nope not me, not many lefties at the club though.

One of the best players is "starring" in one of the The Only Way is Essex spin offs, it is truly awful.

Where do you play?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • 6 years later...

Yes, yes and yes!  I had 3 and bought one drink for everyone each time.  The only time I was annoyed was when someone I didn’t know ordered a double.  I found that to be rude!  I couldn’t imagine skipping out... it’s always time to celebrate and some did buy me drinks and when others have one, I always send one over to them. 

Luckily the last HIO only ran me $111.  The first time was 7 times that.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites


4 aces. The first 2 were during the week, with only my playing partners, the club pro, and the bartender in the clubhouse at the end of the round. Bought drinks for them all. The other 2 aces are at the club I belong to now. Luckily, we have insurance. The proper procedure for us is to announce what day we are buying the drinks. We can limit as to what we type of beverages we will buy, so the current practice is a pitcher of beer per foursome, as well as soft drinks, iced tea, etc. The last ace I had, the insurance paid out $200, and the total bar bill, including tip was about $240.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I just buy food/beverages for the group I was playing with when an ace luckily shows up. The rest of the club house can fend for themselves. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Its a tradition that still holds at my club and I have hole in one insurance tagged onto my cover for all things golf . Id be more than happy to buy the round if I were lucky enough to achieve the feat .

Ive been to some clubs where hole in one is marked by the player buying a bottle (normally brandy or Whisky) and leaving it on the bar with a few shot glasses . This seems a good compromise of marking the occasion and not having to sell the family silver to pay for it . 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


The club i got two of my hole in ones at demanded you buy for the clubhouse if you get an ace. Which happened. But they had hole in one insurance for that kind of thing since the grill room at this club was usually very busy.  So it wasn't really a big deal. Personally, i think you should only buy for those who witnessed it, not the entire clubhouse. Which is what i did for the other ace ive had since ive been drinking age. 

Edited by Groucho Valentine
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Administrator

Every time I see this question I think "Maybe some day I'll find out what I'd actually do."

I think that buying drinks for your foursome is about all that's required, and even that's subject to your ability to afford it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

My only hole in one was during men's league at my club.  Our tradition is to buy a keg the next week and it sits outside the pro shop before the round.  If I were to get a hole in one with my buddies, I would just buy for them and not the whole clubhouse.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I've never had one, BUT when I finally do have one I will buy for everyone in my group as well as all the guys I know who happen to be at the bar when I get finished. Guys I do not know personally can buy their own friggin drinks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

I can't believe that the poll is leaning to "NO". I very much suspect Americans and Canadians must be meaner than the Brits. It is traditional that anyone who gets a whole in one buys everyone a drink in the club house. You can even get insurance to cover you for this. Honestly, it disgusts me that any golfer would choose to do otherwise 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Administrator
9 minutes ago, Mr Puddle said:

I can't believe that the poll is leaning to "NO". I very much suspect Americans and Canadians must be meaner than the Brits. It is traditional that anyone who gets a whole in one buys everyone a drink in the club house. You can even get insurance to cover you for this. Honestly, it disgusts me that any golfer would choose to do otherwise 

It disgusts you, really?

Suppose you're 20. Working part time, in school, work study program. You're invited to play at a club by your girlfriend's dad. You make an ace. You're elated. You're $50k in debt and making $8/hour work study as part of your financial aid, and there are 137 people in the clubhouse or grill room or whatever. You're staring down a bar tab of a thousand bucks, when you get by on $100 in food per month.

It would disgust you if that kid chose not to buy drinks for everyone in the club? That he didn't think to buy "hole in one insurance"?

C'mon man.

And I don't think it's a UK vs. US thing, either, but way to go all nationalistic.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Any idea how many people can be in the club house on a given day?

We had an event Saturday and I'm guessing there was a solid 200 in the joint when we got done. Hold it to just beer and that's a $600 tab.

But, as others have said, the guys in my group would be an automatic.

Edited by mcanadiens
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

4 hours ago, iacas said:

Every time I see this question I think "Maybe some day I'll find out what I'd actually do."

I think that buying drinks for your foursome is about all that's required, and even that's subject to your ability to afford it.

I didn't know you didn't have one

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 860 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Lesson 9/25: Some bad things had crept into my swing, and I think I have the tools to fix them. Setup: I was setting up a little to close to the ball. Not sure what precipitated this, but as soon as instructor pointed it out, I stepped back maybe 1/2 to 1 ball and right away addressing the ball felt more comfortable. I've started fidgeting with my right hand grip at setup again, resulting in an overly strong right hand. This seems to happen when I stand over the ball too long, maybe because I am not committed to the swing. Worked on increasing grip pressure with this hand through backswing. I'll need to work on this. Backswing: Need to get a little more depth, but otherwise okay. Might have been I was focusing too much on downswing that I short changed backswing. Nothing major to work on right now. Downswing: Clubhead exit was too much up and out, and not enough left. Worked a bit with a PVC/pool noodle plane thing in front of the ball to get a feel for the clubhead exiting more around and left, and less up, after impact. Might pick up some PVC pipe, elbows, and a tee-fitting at a hardware store, or maybe order a Pure Plane Pro device for this. Everything in the downswing looked pretty good up until club delivery, where I was shoving/flipping my right hand pretty hard. Right before delivery, clubhead was in a good position, but I was still shoving/flipping it closed through impact. Tried out a feel/thought of holding the face open through impact. Initially instructor just had me try to hit the ball with an open face and hit a push-slice way right. Even though it felt like I was leaving the face wide open, the ball was not atrociously offline right. After a few balls of getting used to the concept, I backed off the feel a little bit and was hitting the ball pretty straight. It'll take some work to deprogram my right hand/arm for this one.
    • You are correct, Titleist has really upped the distance on last years TS models and even more so on this years.  The older ones always carried the moniker of being for people who were concerned with shot shaping over distance.  Now a days if you want to sell a driver, distance seems to be the number one concern and it’s good to see Titleist jumping on the bandwagon because they make nice looking driver heads
    • My understanding of "links" is that many people have a different set of criteria. I guess I agree that Chambers Bay and The Kingsley Club are not true links courses. When I hear the term it brings a vision of natural seaside dunes, sandy soil, fast, firm with weather often in play, and options to play the "ground game". Chambers was created by necessity; there is no sea or Great Lake near Kingsley; but both courses offer the same style of play along with most of the other features, and are a blast to play every round.
    • It’s easier to say good morning, tip your hat and keep moving. If they were that so the hole in front sounds like it is there for the taking. (?)
    • You gotta cough, rattle your clubs a bit.  Ask, "Would you be so kind to let me play through?"  Sometimes you have to make it happen.  
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Donald Sutherland
      Donald Sutherland
      (75 years old)
    2. LBlack14
      LBlack14
      (56 years old)
    3. wadekilpatrick76
      wadekilpatrick76
      (45 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...