National Hole In One Registry

 

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Enjoy our fascinating hole-in-one facts. Discover just how special you are!

What constitutes a valid hole in one?
The Rules of Golf do not address the issue of the validity of a hole in one. The USGA recommends that a hole in one be considered valid:

  • If made during a round of at least nine holes, except that a hole in one made during a match should be acceptable even if the match ends before the stipulated round is completed
  • If the player is playing one ball; a hole in one made in a practice round in which the player is playing two or more balls should not be acceptable
  • If attested by an acceptable witness
  • If made at a hole with a temporary tee and/or putting green in use, even if the Committee did not specifically define the teeing ground with tee-markers; the length of the hole at the time should be stated on any certificate
  • If made in a "scramble" competition, for example, a Captain's Choice

What is the chance that a golfer will make a hole in one?

  • 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
  • Two players from the same foursome acing the same hole: 17 million to 1
  • One player making two holes-in-one in the same round: 67 million to 1

Other hole-in-one facts

  • There are approximately 450 million rounds of golf played each year in the U.S
  • On average each course has about 25,000 - 30,000 rounds played each year
  • Each course reports 10-15 hole in ones each year
  • A hole in one is scored once every 3,500 golf rounds
  • Only 1-2% of golfers score a hole in one during the year
  • Odds of making a hole in one is 1:3500
  • Average years of playing is 24
  • Average handicap of golfers making hole in one is 14
  • Age group that makes the most holes in one is 50-59 (25%) and the next highiest is 40-49 (24%)
  • Ball used most often is Titleist (45%), Nike (14%), and Top Flite (11%)

Facts just for women

  • 16% of holes in one are made by women
  • Average age is 55
  • Average years of playing is 15
  • Average hole length is 111 yards

Three Holes In One in 30 Days

·         Mike Carroll of Clifton Park, NY

o    1st.  6/29/13 –Mohawk Golf Club, Schenectady, NY Hole 15, 135 yards, 8 Iron

o    2nd  7/12/2013 Edison Golf Club, Rexford , NY Hole 11, 185 yards, 4 hybrid

o    3rd  7/26/2013 Mohawk Golf Club, Schenectady, NY Hole 15, 135 yards 8 iron


Four Holes In One in 30 Days

·         Nick L. Sica of New Castle, PA

o    1st   9/8/13     Sunnehanna CC Hole 16, Yards 182, 6 Iron (#32494)

o    2nd  9/11/13   New Castle CC Hole 7, Yards 110, Gap Wedge (#32495)

o    3rd   9//13/13  New Castle CC Hole 13, Yards 125, Gap Wedge (#32496)

o    4th   10/3/13   New Castle CC Hole 13, Yards 125, Gap Wedge (#32497

 


Four Holes In One on the Same Hole

·         Thomas Allen of Holland, MI

·         From 2011 to 2014, Thomas Allen made a Hole In One each year on the 5th hole at Diamond Springs Golf Course in Hamilton, MI.  3 were in the month of August and the 4th occured on July 31st.

          Warwick Trantum of Sydney, Australia

·         Between 1997 and 2012, Warwick Trantum made 4 Holes in One on the 150 metre 2nd hole at Gordon Golf Club in Sydney, Australia. In addition to these 4 achievements that occurred in 1997, 2007, 2010, and 2012, there were also 2 near-misses that finished within 5cm of the cup on the exact same hole, and Mr. Trantum has recorded two other holes in one on two other courses.  Posted March 27, 2015



Scoring Hole In One from Both Sides

·         Don Warren of Topinabee, MI

·         In 1982 at Ye Ole Country Club in Roscommon, MI – right handed.  On August 13, 2013 Don made a hole in one left-handed. Don use to play right handed for 20+ years then switched for about 15 years ago.

·         Jeff McDaniel of Corona, CA

·         In 1995 at Claremont Golf Course Jeff recorded his first Hole In One as a left-hander.  A couple years later he switched to right-handed and recorded his second carrer Hole In One in November of 2014 at Eagle Glen Golf Club.

 


Two Holes In One on Same Day -Different Rounds

·         Chris Gilley of Costa Mesa, CA

·         Made two holes in one on the same day during a SCPGA tournament on 6/10/2013. It was a 36-hole tournament and his holes in one occurred on the same hole.

 


Spousal Grand Slam Hole In One

·         Paul and Jennifer Stuppi of San Mateo, CA

·         The couple carded a spousal career grand slam at Green Hills CC in Miilbae, CA

o    Jennifer Stuppi:
1st 12-6-91-Hole 13 140 yards, six iron
2nd 7-25-97 Hole 7, 127 yards 7 iron
3rd 3-24-07 Hole 15 , 132 yards 6 iron
4th 6-5-10 Hole 4, 135 yards 5 iron

 

o    Paul Stuppi:
1st 5-16-02 Hole 15, 155 yards 7 wood
2nd 4-22-07 Hole 13, 166 yards driver
3rd 8-1-13 Hole 7, 146 yards 4 hybrid
4th 4-22-14 Hole 4, 165 yards 3 wood