As the season gets geared up I find myself thinking back to the start of last year’s season. One of my first big trips of the year was a visit to Prairie Dunes with a bunch of guys for several days where we played the course multiple times. During the first round of the trip one of the guys made an ace on what is one of my favorite par 3s, the 161 yard 2nd hole. I wasn’t in his group that round, but it was awesome to share the excitement in the clubhouse afterwards.
A few weeks later I was playing in my 2 man match play event at home and one of my opponents stuffed his tee shot in on a tough uphill 180 yard par 3. My partner and I ended up losing that match 1 down which was a tough pill to swallow, but such is the way of golf.
I witnessed my first hole in one back in the fall of 2010 and I’ve seen a couple since then. It never gets old seeing someone knock the ball into the hole in a single stroke and I hope I’ll be party to another one this year. I’ve never had an ace myself, but like all golfers I hope that I do one day. As a golf nerd who loves golf courses it’s my daydream is that I make one on a great hole at an iconic golf course. Imagine the thrill of acing the 15th or 16th at Cypress Point or the 10th at Pine Valley . . . oh to dream.
I’d love to hear some hole in one stories. If you have one, please comment below with when and where you had it as well as any other interesting details of the story.