So how likely is it, on a scale from one to impossible, that you will achieve a hole-in-one during your golfing lifetime? The odds are about 12,500 to 1 for an average amateur golfer that he or she will score a hole-in-one on any given day. The average handicap for all golfers with a hole-in-one is 14.
Some background for the non-golfer: golf courses everywhere are made up of a selection of par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes. Par is the assumed stroke target for that hole — so a par 3 should be reached by a competent golfer in three strokes. Par 3 holes are up to 290 yards long, but are more typically around 160 yards. Par 4s are from 250 yards to 400 yards, and par 5s are 400 yards and longer. To all intents and purposes, holes-in-one are only scored on the par 3s. Purists might know that there have been a handful of occasions when a professional golfer has achieved a hole-in-one on a par 5, usually by cutting the corner on a dog-leg long hole by firing his tee shot blindly over some trees, and there have been a couple of occasions when a pro has holed out on a par 4. However, weekend golfers can really only aspire to a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole. Even the pros are not expecting to hole out on a par 3, they are merely aiming to get as close to the pin as possible.
Many Golfers , even including some professional golfers never get a Hole in 1 during a lifetime of playing Golf.
So Congratulations to Jerry Leen , seen here who recently , with his trusted 8 Iron, had his first Hole in 1 at Tullamore’s GC’s Ninth Hole , a 138 Yd Par 3. On this particular hole, one cannot see the green fully until the green is closely approached. What a nice surprise to find the ball already safely in the hole !!
We were delighted to frame Jerry’s ball so that he can place it on display at home with pride . I’m sure he’ll recount that story a few more time over the years to come. Framing the ball , in a deep 3D frame together with the photo taken on the green, along with a brass plate of the important detail creates a lasting memento.
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