The odds for shooting a hole in one,for the average golfer,on par 3;s, are 12500 to 1. For professional golfers, the odds drop to 2500 to one
In a tournament at the Tanoan Country Club, amateur Scott beat the odds on the Acoma nine, #3, a 154 yard par 3 and shot his first hole in one after years of playing.
The pin was set close to the front edge of the green and there was already a marker on the green five feet away where another contestant in the tournament benefiting Life Quest had already put his tee shot. The fundraiser tournament was giving a prize for closest to the hole.
Using a seven iron, my shot was high, straight, hit the frog hair in front of the green, bounced, rolled towards the pin, and fell into the cup.
At first, none of our foursome quite realized what had happened but we thought it went in the hole and confirmed it on the green.
Now, when I hit an iron into any green, I expect my shot to roll into the cup.
Once you see you can do something, the odds of doing it again, increase.
I won a fifty dollar gift certificate for my feat at a local sporting goods store and used it to help buy a new golf bag that I’m still using.
My hole in one was just a year early because this year they have a new car as a prize for a hole in one.
The odds against me getting another one have to be bigger than ever.