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2012-06-14 10:16:51 AM
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Oh, man. That was so much easier than putting. I should just try to get the ball in one shot every time.
 
2012-06-14 10:41:41 AM
Big deal. Kim Jong-il hit 14 of those..in his first game!
 
2012-06-14 11:28:48 AM
It looks like a mirac...

IT'S IN THE HOLE! IT'S IN THE HOLE!!
 
2012-06-14 11:29:13 AM
I've had only one hole in one in my life. Par 3 obviously, when I was 17. As soon as I got home to tell my father who is a really good golfer he said to me, "Whatever, I've got 8. Let me know when you beat that".

/I had a difficult childhood
 
2012-06-14 11:35:59 AM
Fark: in a practice round so it doesn't actually count.
 
2012-06-14 11:45:13 AM

RexTalionis: Big deal. Kim Jong-il hit 14 of those..in his first game!


That truly is amazing. I usually have trouble with the windmill and the draw bridge.

/you're gonna die, clown!
 
2012-06-14 11:49:36 AM

fatalvenom: "Whatever, I've got 8. Let me know when you beat that".


Your dad's a f*cking liar.

8 holes in one?

F*ck him.
 
2012-06-14 12:04:51 PM
I've done this like ten time in Tigers Wood's PGA tour. All you have to do is get you character's drive range and accuracy up pretty high and then use one of your power-ups on your tee shot for a short par 4.
 
2012-06-14 12:17:37 PM
It was only 288 yards. I can drive that on a good day. My accuracy leaves much to be desired. The longest I've holed out from was about a 60 yard chip. I'm not a very good golfer.
 
2012-06-14 12:20:58 PM

Rev.K: fatalvenom: "Whatever, I've got 8. Let me know when you beat that".

Your dad's a f*cking liar.

8 holes in one?

F*ck him.


I've seen him get 4 personally, so I don't doubt it. His last HIO was when he was 64yo playing from the blue tees.
 
2012-06-14 12:31:31 PM
Yawn. Call me when a pro golfer aces a par 5. Pro golfers are good enough to ace, eagle, and birdie par 4 with frightening regularity.
 
2012-06-14 12:35:43 PM
I stuck a driver to 3 feet on a 297yd par 4. My closest ever to an albatross. I'm quite disappointed in my non-eagle golf playing. Par 5s? Sure. Drive a par 4 and make a putt? Sure.

I have not holed out from more than 60yard away on a par 4 and the closest on a par 3 is I hit the flag stick and it stopped 6" away.

Just once I want to slam dunk a shot from 170.
 
2012-06-14 12:56:05 PM
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Impressive.
 
2012-06-14 01:07:42 PM

bulldg4life: I stuck a driver to 3 feet on a 297yd par 4. My closest ever to an albatross. I'm quite disappointed in my non-eagle golf playing. Par 5s? Sure. Drive a par 4 and make a putt? Sure.


Do they actually call it an albatross? If so, it makes my similar story even more amusing. I was playing while on vacation in Hawaii and drove a 286 yard par 4. The ball rolled toward the pin... and right past it by 10 feet. As we rode up to the green in our cart we saw, nesting next to some tall grass, a baby albatross. We joked that it's what we'd call a hole-in-one on a par 4.
 
2012-06-14 01:30:41 PM

WinoRhino: bulldg4life: I stuck a driver to 3 feet on a 297yd par 4. My closest ever to an albatross. I'm quite disappointed in my non-eagle golf playing. Par 5s? Sure. Drive a par 4 and make a putt? Sure.

Do they actually call it an albatross?


Yes, but more commonly a double-eagle.
 
2012-06-14 01:53:52 PM
I would love to see an "old school" golf tournament where all the golfers use equipment from the 1970s. All the clubs, all the balls. The course would be groomed the same way they used to do it too.

Let's see how much of modern golfers' scores are the result of improved training, and how much are the result of using drivers the size of dinner plates.

/I'd like to see the same idea in a tennis tournament. Wooden rackets.
 
2012-06-14 02:29:33 PM
Since when can you reach the green in one shot on a par 4? If players can drive the ball that much longer then move the tees back.

That is unless the ball took a wierd bounce off a rock or path and it somehow reached the green.
 
2012-06-14 02:34:33 PM
On my very first round of golf, using borrowed clubs, I came about an inch away from a hole in one on a 190-yard par 3.....

Haven't been that close since, sadly.

/I did hit a 3/4-court shot in a basketball gym once, goofing around...
//but no one saw me
///worse, no one believed me....
 
2012-06-14 02:43:32 PM

Brokenseas: I would love to see an "old school" golf tournament where all the golfers use equipment from the 1970s. All the clubs, all the balls. The course would be groomed the same way they used to do it too.

Let's see how much of modern golfers' scores are the result of improved training, and how much are the result of using drivers the size of dinner plates.

/I'd like to see the same idea in a tennis tournament. Wooden rackets.


Along the same lines, I would like to see a tournament where everyone is forced to used the same types of clubs.

They could get the length and lie all fitted so their swing won't be affected too much...but everyone has to use the exact same equipment.

The players and companies would hate it, but I'd chuckle.
 
2012-06-14 03:22:32 PM

ddam: Since when can you reach the green in one shot on a par 4? If players can drive the ball that much longer then move the tees back.

That is unless the ball took a weird bounce off a rock or path and it somehow reached the green.


Or, I don't know, update the par scores? Par is supposed to be the average or otherwise calculated amount of strokes required, right? Not just some arbitrary number assigned due to distance.
 
2012-06-14 03:23:33 PM
Not knowing much about golf, an albatross on a par five seems like it would be more difficult than a hole in one on a par four.

Then I found out about condors.

/Eek
 
2012-06-14 03:46:58 PM

bittermang: ddam: Since when can you reach the green in one shot on a par 4? If players can drive the ball that much longer then move the tees back.

That is unless the ball took a weird bounce off a rock or path and it somehow reached the green.

Or, I don't know, update the par scores? Par is supposed to be the average or otherwise calculated amount of strokes required, right? Not just some arbitrary number assigned due to distance.


Par for the course and all that jazz.

/Missed a double eagle by 4 feet at Kiawah on a par 5
//So it was only WGT, but still.
 
rka
2012-06-14 05:41:09 PM

ddam: Since when can you reach the green in one shot on a par 4? If players can drive the ball that much longer then move the tees back.

That is unless the ball took a wierd bounce off a rock or path and it somehow reached the green.


Plenty of 300-350 yard par 4s out there among the public courses and plenty of good (but not necessarily pro) golfers can crank one 300 yards. You'd make them a par 3?

For example, Number 16 at one of my local courses is 364 from the tips, but that's measured following the fairway around a pond. If you have the guts you can just bust a drive over the pond and drive the green. Have to carry it about 250-275 depending on your tee box but its doable.
 
2012-06-14 07:08:04 PM
I just got to see it on espn.

/love that shet

//meanwhile today .another dude just albatrossed.

///Chris Bermanns segues are obnoxious
 
2012-06-14 08:36:00 PM
Done in one.

And so is the thread.
 
2012-06-14 09:11:27 PM

bulldg4life: I stuck a driver to 3 feet on a 297yd par 4. My closest ever to an albatross. I'm quite disappointed in my non-eagle golf playing. Par 5s? Sure. Drive a par 4 and make a putt? Sure.

I have not holed out from more than 60yard away on a par 4 and the closest on a par 3 is I hit the flag stick and it stopped 6" away.

Just once I want to slam dunk a shot from 170.


Been there done that. 295 yard par 4. 2 iron off the tee and a 7 iron into the cup on a roll. The trick was I had to slice it around some trees. It was a short dogleg right where the bend was only about 40 yards in front of the hole and the trees jutted out into the bend. Sadly I never hit a hole in one. I quit golfing after I had a 73 on a par 71 course after being a high 80's low 90's duffer. Figured I'd never do better so I quit.
 
2012-06-15 09:24:58 AM

Brokenseas: /I'd like to see the same idea in a tennis tournament. Wooden rackets.


The serve-and-volleyers would be so very, very happy. I miss the days where the serve and volley was a viable technique.
 
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