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Ace?

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Question: Have you ever scored a legit ace?
Regulation course - 2 (11.8%)
Par-3 course - 3 (17.6%)
With second/provisional ball - 1 (5.9%)
No - 11 (64.7%)
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Uisce Beatha
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Ace?
« on: October 31, 2007, 04:06:32 PM »

with stories like these,  it proves either:

the world is more full of liars than initially thought
or
the hole in one odds statistics are too antequated.

considering even lowly ol me has a pitch and putt par3 course   ace...


Makes me wonder.  Given our small, statistically irrelevant sample let's see how it fleshes out.

I have one.  Valley View #7 playing at 185 yards using my 5-iron.  Two witnesses, neither of whom I knew 90 minutes earlier. 

The big LOL about it is I've never scored another eagle.   Tongue

BTW, my cousin has two on regulation courses.  I witnessed both of them.  He's the person I golf with more than anyone else.  I'm not sure if anyone else I know personally has one.
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 04:13:34 PM »

Been close, but I have never even seen an ace outside of television.
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Pisses me off, but my wife who has been golfing ~3 years, has a hole in one, and she is quick to point this out on the course.  Typical conversation goes something like this:

Wife: (rhetorical question) Why am I slicing everything? 
Me: You're coming over the top and swinging too hard.
Wife: No I'm Not
Me:  Yes you are.
Wife:  No, I AM NOT.
Me:  Um, YES YOU ARE.
Wife: Um, how many holes in one do you have?
Me: *fudge* Off
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 04:15:03 PM »

I have one.

100 yards at a par 30 nine hole course that doesn't exist anymore (Cedar Hills).

Also, one eagle on a par 4 from 95 yards and one on a par 5 from 90 yards on regulation courses.

I also have 2 eagles of the "on in two and putting" variety on par 5's that I can remember.
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 04:15:41 PM »

None for me.  The closest I've ever come was on a 100 yd par 3 on an executive course.  The ball was tracking toward the hole the entire time, but stopped short 3 inches. Sad

No eagles, although have had some makable putts on some par 5s.

I haven't holed out anything over 40 yards.   Sad


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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007, 04:52:09 PM »

No. I've landed them in the cup twice and had them bounce out, and I've lipped out three or four as well. So far none have fallen.
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 06:23:26 PM »

None for me.
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2007, 06:37:26 PM »

You've seen me golf, right?
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007, 06:46:01 PM »

You've seen me golf, right?

Poke

And you've seen me.  The "is it luck or skill?" question is a different poll.   Wink
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2007, 06:56:45 PM »

I've come close several times (as long as close is within 50 feet)
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 07:17:27 PM »

My grandpa had an ace at Country View Par 3.  I played the course once.  Beautiful hole.  Sadly, it's no longer there.


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Re: Ace?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2007, 08:16:17 PM »

Still looking for my first.  Did dump one in the water on our 3rd hole, retee and bam, right in the hole, nice par though...............
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2007, 07:53:43 AM »

No ace for me yet.  I have holed out from 155 yards for a 2 on a par 4 though.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2007, 08:14:13 AM »

No ace for me yet.  I have holed out from 155 yards for a 2 on a par 4 though.

That's really the same thing as far as difficulty is concerned.  Changes from 4 to 14 opportunities per round though.

I assume either aske or fuzzy haven't voted yet as the par-3 number is still at one.  Interesting that we're at 20-30% depending on how you look at it.  Golf Digest figures the odds of an amateur getting an ace is one in 12750.  Not too sure if that means in his lifetime or every time he tees up on a par-3.  Either way, it seems high to me.  That's a lot of par-3s.

Part of the problem is, I think, that the odds are calculated to include all the once-per-year, day after Thanksgiving players.  I wonder what they are if they counted only players who get at least ten rounds under their belt every season.
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2007, 08:20:43 AM »

No ace for me yet.  I have holed out from 155 yards for a 2 on a par 4 though.

That's really the same thing as far as difficulty is concerned.  Changes from 4 to 14 opportunities per round though.

I assume either aske or fuzzy haven't voted yet as the par-3 number is still at one.  Interesting that we're at 20-30% depending on how you look at it.  Golf Digest figures the odds of an amateur getting an ace is one in 12750.  Not too sure if that means in his lifetime or every time he tees up on a par-3.  Either way, it seems high to me.  That's a lot of par-3s.

Part of the problem is, I think, that the odds are calculated to include all the once-per-year, day after Thanksgiving players.  I wonder what they are if they counted only players who get at least ten rounds under their belt every season.
Thanks I was equally happy as if I got an ace.  I saw it land, take a bounce and back up a couple feet into the cup.  It was awesome.  Just haven't been able to get it done on an actual par 3 though I've been close. 

I agree the odds seem kind of high but I'm sure it depends on the person.  It seems those older straight hitters get them a lot probably because they hit a lot of shots on line.  Whereas I'm all or nothing spraying shots all over. 
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Re: Ace?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2007, 09:25:38 AM »

None for me, and have not witnessed one.
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