It’s probably one of the most exciting things likely to happen to you on the golf course – you hit a hole-in-one.
Of course, you’ll have to buy the drinks once you get back to the clubhouse, but that’ll be a small price for your boasting rights at having holed out with a single stroke.
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Those top 5 craziest holes in one
A hole-in-one is a rare event, yet it is not always recorded – still less committed to film. But here are the five craziest examples we’ve been tracking down in recent months.
1. 11-year-old boy hits a hole in one in front of Tiger Woods
Caught on camera was the amazing moment an 11-year-old junior golfer hits a hole-in-one. The crowd erupts as the brave youngster aces it in front of golfing legend Tiger Woods.
2. Successive hole-on-ones in Yorkshire
It’s to amateur players we turn to once again for the amazing tale of two friends golfing in Yorkshire who each made a hole-in-one in successive drives from the seventh tee at a golf course near York. One of the players had only been playing golf for a year.
The odds for two players scoring back-to-back holes in one like this were calculated to be 17 million to one.
3. The best …
Billed as the “greatest golf shot in YouTube history“, a hole-in-one on a par 4 by American Matt Scharff sparked wild and exuberant celebrations amongst his friends as he ran down the fairway in the summer of 2021.
4. … and the second best!
Many a golfer will dream of having just a single hole-in-one during their entire lifetime; imagine the ecstatic celebrations, then, when the same Matt Scharff struck and filmed his second hole-in-one on a par 4 hole.
5. A four-year-old hits a hole in one
A four-year-old boy – Rocco – hit a hole-in-one at a West Virginia course in August 2020. The video shows Rocco making an ace while in the background you can hear his dad sounding incredulous. You can watch it here.
The average player has a 12,000 to 1 chance of striking a hole-in-one, says the American National Hole-in-One Registry – and that makes those rare occasions when they are realised all the crazier for it.
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