The Thrill of Holing Out From the Fairway

Yesterday, my quest to ask an interesting question on my social media sites went crazy. I like to interact with other golfers and see what they think on a plethora of issues. Surprisingly, I received almost ten times the normal responses and as a result had a hard time responding to everyone. As the day unfolded, it became apparent that I found a topic that many are passion about; myself included.

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Witnessing an Albatross or a Hole-In-One

I have never witnessed an albatross in person. I have watched Louis O make one on TV, but I have never seen this elusive shot live. Obviously I have never made an Albatross, but I have made 3 holes in one. Either feat is amazing, but to witness both or more importantly make both is something that rarely happens in golf…..or does it?

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Sinking Your Shot From The Fairway

The euphoria of sinking a shot from the fairway is difficult to describe. The anticipation as the ball flies towards the target with a chance of going in the hole is awesome. Interestingly, before contact, I think every one of my shots is going in the hole, however it rarely happens. I hit the flag at least 3 or 4 times a year, but I rarely hit my ball in the hole outside of 20 yards. But apparently, others have had greater success. Continue reading

Your Lowest Golf Score on One Hole

A follow-up to an article about your lowest golf score ever, I thought it would fun to see were people stood with their lowest golf score on one hole. The likely hood of shooting one great shot is better than for an entire round and the results were much as expected.

To shoot your lowest score ever on one hole takes, sometimes, a miracle or a well planned and executed swing. It might take a lucky bounce or two, but it only takes on twist of fate to make a good golf shot into an awesome golf shot! Continue reading

Hole-In-One or Albatross?

It is the best round of your life! You are playing 4 strokes under your best score ever! The only thing at would top off this fantastic round is ……. a hole-in-one or albatross?

I have played about 1500 rounds of golf in my life. That equates to approximately 27,000 holes and 123,000 strokes on the links. This does not include any partial rounds or fun tournaments I have played in over the years. Through all this time, I have only had 3 holes-in-one. I have never had an albatross! I have been close a couple of times, but I have never felt the exuberance of conquering a 500+ yard hole in two.

If you think about it, an albatross would be better for your round; going 3 under in one shot is what dreams are made of! But for some reason, everyone thinks a hole-in-one is the only metric worth using when talking about a great golf.

I actually believe I have a better chance at shooting a hole-in-one than an albatross. During each round, I have four opportunities for a hole-in-one and maybe one or two chances for an albatross. Do not get me wrong, I would take a hole-in-one every round, but I think I would like to shoot an albatross at least once!

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!