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Old 06-26-2018, 10:21 AM
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Seven in my life including a "worm burner" at age eleven. If it hadn't hit the pin, it would have surely gone OB. None in The Villages, and none since 2011.

That first one might need another asterisk....it was with a Penfold (English Small Ball)
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Seven in my life including a "worm burner" at age eleven. If it hadn't hit the pin, it would have surely gone OB. None in The Villages, and none since 2011.
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Does anyone work in a starter shack on an executive course? How often, on average does someone report a hole in one? once a day? week? month?
Look at the sports section on Thursday in the sun. All hole in ones and eagles are posted

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Only 1 (so far).

Statistically though, my odds wold increase substantially... if I played executive courses.
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Working on #8; 2 here; 2 in KC (a week apart), 2 in Illinois and 1 in Springfield, MO.
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I've got four flags, one from the 7th at Pebble Beach and then 3 from (much) lesser courses.

Also find it interesting that in the ESPN short about a perfect game in Mini Golf (I never called it 'Putt Putt' golf) there are only like three 18s the whole year on avg in the whole USA.
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Old 06-26-2018, 05:46 PM
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Have your or yours made a hole in one?

I'm putting together a presentation about "Hole in Ones."
This seems interesting:
There are approximately 450 million rounds of golf played each year in the U.S
Each course reports 10-15 hole in ones each year
A hole in one is scored once every 3,500 golf rounds
Odds of making a hole in one is 1:3500
Only 1-2% of golfers score a hole in one during the year
Average years of playing is 24
Average handicap of golfers making hole in one is 14
Ball used most often is Titleist (45%), Nike (14%), and Top Flite (11%)


Is there information that is particular to the villages about "hole in ones?"
I've made two. I can't tell you the dates but the first was at the Middleton Golf Course in Middleton, MA 130 yards with a nine iron (13th hole I think) and the other was on the seventh hole of Brockton Country Club in Brockton, MA 185 yards with a five iron.

The first was around 1974 and the second maybe 2003.
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I have a couple of good stories about HIO.

I was playing with a guy once and we came to a 200-yard par 3. I was very proud when I hit a four iron to four feet. One of the guys I was playing with was a higher handicap player. He takes out his driver and hit this low slice. The ball hit a large oak tree to the right of the green and caromed to a stone wall behind the green from where is richocheted into the hole for a one. I made the putt for two and lost the hole.

I knew a guy that was playing Pine Oaks Golf Course in Easton, MA. Pine Oaks is a nine holers and he was playing 18. The sixth hole is a par three right in front of the clubhouse. He made a hole in one on that hole both times around.
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Only 1 (so far).

Statistically though, my odds wold increase substantially... if I played executive courses.
The National Hole in One association will not recognize Holes in One on courses that have more than three par threes per nine holes.

But I came within an inch of one on the ninth hole at Silver Lake which is a par four.
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I’ve had two hole-in-ones on championship courses (Vegas & Illinois) and one on an executive course (Sand Hill) here in The Villages. Most golfers will agree a bit of luck is involved.
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