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,

Using a seven iron, my iron 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 realized what had happened but confirmed it on the green.

Now, when I hit an iron into any green, I expect my shot to fall 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 swinging over my shoulder when we walk eighteen.

My hole in one was too early because this year they have displayed a new car as the prize for a hole in one.

The odds against me getting another hole in one seem  bigger than they used to be.

Does winning a car for a hole in one make you a professional?




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