The biggest prize for any amateur is a hole-in-one! It is that one perfect swing where all your thoughts, actions, and intentions converge to produce something great. Every golfer dreams of hitting an hole-in-one; for some it is a matter of time; for others a stroke of genius!
Over the years, the PGA has produced a rash of these super strokes and I thought I would share them on this wonderful day! So hang and enjoy the action!
Dustin Johnson at the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship
J.B. Holmes matching Johnson’s amazing shot!
Francesco Molinari’s hole-in-one on No. 16 at Waste Management
Rory McIlroy’s hole-in-one in Abu Dhabi.
Richard Green Hole in One Albatross at Oates Vic Open Pro-Am
The top 10 aces on the PGA Tour up to 2011
These were all amazing shots. They are elusive and would be considered the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I have had 3 perfect swings over the years and try to hit number 4 every time I loop the course! The article by Golfsmith on the chances of a hole-in-one is quite interesting. They state: “Golf Digest and the National Hole In One Association estimate that a tee shot hit by an amateur golfer on a par-3 goes into the hole one out of every 12,750 times.” Although the changes of making that perfect stroke appears high, it can happen to anyone and anytime!
The exciting aspect of any hole-in-one is that no matter who makes it, everyone is excited! Are you still chasing your first hole-in-one?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!