It was at Abbey Hill in Milton Keynes,
So it was a "plug" in one!
Not that bad. Greens on the par 3 are a bit rough, but not that soft, but they do let all sorts of hackers on there, so can't ask for too much.
The 18 hole course is supposed to be decent, looks very nice.
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Just pulling your tail......'cause I'm just a little envious.
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Next time,try the Three Locks just north of LB (15mins south from that one) . Far better,beer and food excellent and still open to anyone.Even hole-in-oners.
I played many years ago on a course in France, the day after a friends wedding. Hit the ball straight down the middle of the fairway, couldn't find the ball. Next hole, went in the rough, looked for the ball, heard snakes, abandoned the game.
Now that was a rough course.
Abbey Hill's just round the corner from me, so while I'm still learning, it's pretty handy. A mate's played the 18 hole course, and rates it quite highly, and he's played some very nice courses.
Will consider Three Locks when I get a bit better, and play a friend of mine from Aylesbury.
What's the really rough course called? Windmill Hill?
Not mixing them up are you? Just a thought.
Congrats, matey! Never had one, myself. Hit the flag once on a long par 3, but that's my lot. I feel your pain on the putting; I was terrible, too, for a long, long time. Check out this vid. It really helped me. I pretty much never three-putt now, whereas before i'd three-putt most holes.
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Thanks Bretty, and thanks for the video tip.
3 putting is a regular thing, but getting better. I thought I'd found the problem with my driving, but I still slice more often than not.
Will get some half decent clubs soon, I won't tell you how much I paid for my current clubs, but my mate laughed when he saw them, and said, you'll never be able to hit them. He's never had a hole in one though.
Looks a bit far for me, especially if the 19th is good, will never be able to walk home from there.
Bernard, my 18 year old daughter got a hole-in-one whilst playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters on the Wii about one month ago... does that count ?
Well done though on your real life hole-in-one... Superb !
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So far :)
Never played a round in my life, but like Alan's daughter I have got a hole in one on the Wii.
Well done BBB, a good mate of mine is Golf mad (played off 2.6 before his kids came along), and I don't recall him ever mentioning a hole-in-one before.
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Yup, 35 years and never had one.
I don't really play comps but I was 2" away from a 1 on a par 4 a few years ago and a month or so ago I was 6" away from a 2 on a par 5 (not a particularly long one though, although it is uphill). I've eagled a few short par 4s, mainly by driving very close to the green and then chipping in, I've only ever had that one eagle on a par 5 though, I did once miss an eagle putt on a par 5 from less than 2 feet however! Really don't think I've ever been so angry!
I've never even been close to a 1 on a par 3 though, probably about 3 feet is the closest I should think.
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I'm not jealous really, but my god it was the stuffiest hole in one you could imagine. He shanked it at least 20 yards left of the pin into the trees, hit a tree rebounded sideways onto the green and into the hole.
You are Iggy Pop and I claim my £5!
That's almost exactly how Alice Cooper described one of his two holes-in-one in his book.
Well done BBB - When I took up golf aged 12, my Nana bought me a key ring with a short poem on it about getting a hole in one. I said I would carry it until I'd got one - still on my locker key 37 years later
I've had loads of eagles (even putted some of them) and once holed a 5 wood for an albatross on a par 5 (blind hole and spent ages looking for the ball in the brook at the back of the green!)
ALL of my golfing mates have aced holes, once of my chums has had about eight or nine. I've hit the stick a few times but they were never going in really, just going like a train
Closest I ever came was about 2 inches but it may as well be 20 yards
I'm feeling a little guilty, as you all seem to be much better players than me, and I do realize that although it was the best shot I've ever hit, there was a huge amount of luck involved. ops:" />
If it makes you all feel a bit better, I do know that it's highly unlikely to happen again.
Thanks all for the congrats.....
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