Breaking Down Hole In Ones – Facts, Stats And Records

A hole in one is arguable the most exciting play in golf. This incredible feat is something every golfer hopes for during their golfing career. In this article we are going to breakdown how likely it is for you to hit a hole in one.

How Often do golfers get hole in ones?

  • Tour player making an ace: 3,000 to 1
  • Low-handicapper making an ace: 5,000 to 1
  • Average player making an ace: 12,000 to 1


Most Hole In Ones From A Single Player

The players with the most hole in ones on the PGA tour are Robet Allenby And Hal Sutton. Each of these players has recorded ten hole in ones throughout their proffesional careers.

What is the longest hole in one?

The longest hole in one of all time is said to be 517 yards or 473 metres, on the par 5 No. 9 hole at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. This course is located in Denver and the hole in one was believed to be aided by the thin air due to the high altitude.

This thin air allowed the ball to travel significantly longer than usual allowing it to make it all the way to the cup on a par five which is typically impossible for a conforming club.

What is a hole in one on a par 4 called?

A hole in one on a par four can still be refered to as a hole in one but the most common name for this shot is an Albatross. An albatross occurs when a player gets a score three under par.

This is only possible when a golfer gets a hole in one on a par four or holes his second shot on a par five.

How Do I Qualify My Hole In One?

Ok so you’ve done it, you’ve finally hit your hole in one, now how do you get this thing on the record books?

First off head to the pro shop of the golf course you’ve just scored your hole in one on. Show your scorecard to the PGA professional (the golf pro) and bring in anyone you were playing with as a witness.

Your witness may have to validate your hole in one or given a signed statement. There are multiple places you can register your hole in one. One being the other being

What Is An Ace In Golf

You may have heard the term “Ace” when people reference golf. This term simply is another way to refer to a hole in one. A hole in one or an “ace” occurs when a golfer is able to hit the ball in the cup on his first shot of the hole.

How many points is a hole in one?

If you are new to golf and are learning the scoring system you may be wondering what the outcome of a hole in one is.

Hole in ones will almost always happen on par threes. Since it is a par three and you complete the hole in one stroke this means you will be two under the par after the hole.

The hole itself will count as one stroke total.

What is hole in one insurance?

Hole in one insurance is something that is purchased by charities or golf courses when offering a large prize for a hole in one.

This insurance is purchased in case one of the golfers succeeds in hitting a hole in one and wins the large prize.

These prizes are usually quite large which is why companies often choose to purchase insurance as the insurance will cover the cost of the prize if somewhat does score a hole in one.

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