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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   Father and son hit holes-in-one on same hole for Father's Day; the USGA says the odds of two players acing the same hole in the same round are one in 17 million. Never tell me the odds   ( rgj.com) divider line
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2013-06-20 02:00:06 PM  
Did the father cut off his son's hand afterwards?
 
2013-06-20 02:04:23 PM  
Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?
 
2013-06-20 02:21:01 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?


Might be a small 13-yo.
 
2013-06-20 02:41:05 PM  
Is there video of this? Because I find the odds of lying to be substantially lower.
 
2013-06-20 03:04:07 PM  
I'm just glad this was a golf story, before the semicolon I thought this was an unfortunate outtake of Cathouse:The Series.
 
2013-06-20 03:13:56 PM  
Damn Submitter. That's a filthy filthy headline. I mean really.
 
2013-06-20 03:19:07 PM  
Pretty sure the odds of a father/son team hitting the same hole get better when you feed her booze
 
2013-06-20 03:29:47 PM  
1 in 17 million?  How many holes of golf are played a year?

Everything is possible when you try enough times.
 
2013-06-20 03:31:48 PM  
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Talk about a hole-in-one...
 
2013-06-20 03:39:09 PM  
Well I'd say the odds are in their favor if subby's mom is the hole-in-one. Especially if it's Henry and Indiana Jones circa 1938.
 
2013-06-20 03:39:32 PM  

impaler: Is there video of this? Because I find the odds of lying to be substantially lower.


This.
 
2013-06-20 03:44:46 PM  
What are the odds of a father and son both lying about getting a hole in one on the same day?
 
2013-06-20 03:50:18 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: 1 in 17 million?  How many holes of golf are played a year?

Everything is possible when you try enough times.


From some golf website:
2010 Annual Rounds Played were 475.0 million2011 Annual Rounds Played were 463.0 million x that by 14 (doesn't claim that every "round" was 18 holes, some could be 9)... that is 6.6 billion.

Which would mean that. if the odds are really 1 in 17 million of "back to back" holes in one on a hole, this should happen around 475 times per year.   And considering how often family members play together, more than a handful of those should be father/sons.

So, either this happens a lot and was really a non-story, or, they just made up some B.S. "odds" to get the story out the door.
 
2013-06-20 03:51:17 PM  

IAmRight: impaler: Is there video of this? Because I find the odds of lying to be substantially lower.

This.


thisiszombocom: What are the odds of a father and son both lying about getting a hole in one on the same day?



FTFA: "Two groups of players witnessed the feat and joined the celebration."

/Unless they're just doin' it for the free round of drinks
 
2013-06-20 03:55:04 PM  
I love golf, am pretty terrible at it, but never cheat or lie really.  You know why?  Because I get no satisfaction out of not doing something and claiming I did.  I just can't imagine that you would celebrate lying about a hole in one.  Where is the satisfaction in that?
 
2013-06-20 03:57:31 PM  

cettin: I love golf, am pretty terrible at it, but never cheat or lie really.  You know why?  Because I get no satisfaction out of not doing something and claiming I did.  I just can't imagine that you would celebrate lying about a hole in one.  Where is the satisfaction in that?


If I told the lie and it directly got me some top shelf tang I'd be pretty satisfied, but that's just me I guess.
 
2013-06-20 04:03:30 PM  
So many cynical Farkers.

/That don't understand statistics.
 
2013-06-20 04:18:45 PM  

dletter: Glockenspiel Hero: 1 in 17 million?  How many holes of golf are played a year?

Everything is possible when you try enough times.

From some golf website:
2010 Annual Rounds Played were 475.0 million2011 Annual Rounds Played were 463.0 million x that by 14 (doesn't claim that every "round" was 18 holes, some could be 9)... that is 6.6 billion.

Which would mean that. if the odds are really 1 in 17 million of "back to back" holes in one on a hole, this should happen around 475 times per year.   And considering how often family members play together, more than a handful of those should be father/sons.

So, either this happens a lot and was really a non-story, or, they just made up some B.S. "odds" to get the story out the door.


Or maybe odds and statistics don't work that way.
 
2013-06-20 04:32:04 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?


I have some friends that take pride in hitting higher irons than me; I take pride in putting the next shot instead of getting out of the bunker.

Swing what you can control.
 
2013-06-20 04:46:39 PM  

bacongood: Swing what you can control.



That's what your mom said last night.
 
2013-06-20 04:52:08 PM  
Is 6-iron the new name for sand wedge?

PUSSY!
 
2013-06-20 05:06:41 PM  

bacongood: Pray 4 Mojo: Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?

I have some friends that take pride in hitting higher irons than me; I take pride in putting the next shot instead of getting out of the bunker.

Swing what you can control.


Was joke.

I've dialed back my swing a little (and gotten older and fatter) and lost about 5-10% of my club distance. Scoring better than I ever have though.

I still hit a SW from 100y though... candyass.

/He was also playing from the ladies tees.
//Yes. LADIES tees.
 
2013-06-20 05:15:54 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?


I could see it if he was trying to play some sort of bump-and-run.

Maybe it was windy out, and he wanted to keep it low- playing a 6 iron off your right instep would work for a 100 yarder, I'd say.
 
2013-06-20 05:23:43 PM  
Years a go, a 74 year old dude from Madison sunk a hole-in-one and then bowled a 300 game the next morning.  That was pretty badass.  He ended up on the Today Show for that.

/CSB
 
2013-06-20 05:25:36 PM  

japlemon: Years a go, a 74 year old dude from Madison sunk a hole-in-one and then bowled a 300 game the next morning.  That was pretty badass.  He ended up on the Today Show for that.

/CSB


Meh. I've gotten a strike and carded a 300. No one interviewed me! WTF
 
2013-06-20 05:29:28 PM  

japlemon: Years a go, a 74 year old dude from Madison sunk a hole-in-one and then bowled a 300 game the next morning.  That was pretty badass.  He ended up on the Today Show for that.

/CSB


And he's prolly dead now.
 
2013-06-20 05:36:40 PM  

japlemon: bowled a 300


CSB:  we had this shiatty work team building / morale jack off session a few years ago and bowling was the event.  i hate bowling.  bowling is for tools.  anyways, the first rack or frame or whatever, i was like STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE 'the thing where you leave a pin or two standing but on the next shot knock them down' semi-strike and had something like a low 200s score, which is pretty good.  people were like "whoa dude you're awesome!  do you bowl?  what league are you in?  want to join my team?  we play on Tuesdays!"

and then the next rack i blowed like, 92 or some shiat.  bowling sucks ass.
 
2013-06-20 05:36:59 PM  

IAmRight: japlemon: Years a go, a 74 year old dude from Madison sunk a hole-in-one and then bowled a 300 game the next morning.  That was pretty badass.  He ended up on the Today Show for that.

/CSB

Meh. I've gotten a strike and carded a 300. No one interviewed me! WTF


Damn....are you and I living the same life?  Because I've done both of those things as well.....on numerous occasions, I might add.

/I suck at golf
//suck marginally less, but still pretty badly at bowling
 
2013-06-20 05:41:31 PM  

rickythepenguin: CSB:  we had this shiatty work team building / morale jack off session a few years ago and bowling was the event.  i hate bowling.  bowling is for tools.  anyways, the first rack or frame or whatever, i was like STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE 'the thing where you leave a pin or two standing but on the next shot knock them down' semi-strike and had something like a low 200s score, which is pretty good.  people were like "whoa dude you're awesome!  do you bowl?  what league are you in?  want to join my team?  we play on Tuesdays!"


This is why I hate bowling. Used to do it during a "lifetime sports" class in HS (there was a bowling alley across the street from our school that let classes in because hey, it was 8 am so it's not like the place was making money at that hour)...I've never had MORE than 200. But my (female) partner got a 222. My mom's had a 212. They both averaged maybe 110 or so.

I have a 200, a 199, multiple 198s and 197s, and I was in a situation where I picked up pretty much any spare...but I could never get all the damn pins to fall down time after time after time after time no matter how often I hit the pocket.

chevydeuce: Damn....are you and I living the same life?  Because I've done both of those things as well.....on numerous occasions, I might add.


I have to admit I don't really get 300s in golf because at some point, my dad and I agree just to say "f*ck it" and put down a 15 or so on the hole.
 
2013-06-20 06:14:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: japlemon: bowled a 300

  jack off session a few years ago and  i blowed like, 92 or some shiat.

 
2013-06-20 06:24:38 PM  
CGSB (cool golfing story, bro), Used to play a little 9-hole exec course pretty regular, just because it was cheap and close by (and because we fairly suck at golf, the fact that the course was pretty easy was another bonus)....They had two separate tee boxes on each hole so you could play 18 holes and have slightly different looks each round.  Third hole is a short par 3 (~100yds) over a pond with a small island in the middle.  For whatever reason, they put some rabbits on the island with some "natural" cover for them and then ducks and geese would also climb out of the water and laze on the island as well.  So, about 15 years go, we go to play....first round, we get to the #3, one of my buddies drops a ball down at the tee, lines up his shot and zings one towards the hole.  The ball never got more than 8" to a foot off the ground, but is screaming....right up until it drilled one of the rabbits dead in the head.  Killed it graveyard dead immediately.....we all felt bad, but still kinda snickered and razzed him about it. Went and found one of the course workers to let him know..then went on finish the first 9.  We decide to play another 9 and as we again approach the third (now 12th hole), we note the rabbit carcass is gone, we razz the guy some more and then he drops his ball, lines up his shot and smacks another whistler... about 8" to a foot off the ground  and absolutely screaming.....and promptly drills a duck right in the head.....aaccckkkk....dead, not ten feet from where the rabbit had been.  We all about pissed ourselves, except the guy who hit the ball, he simply walked away....left his golf clubs there and has not played a round of golf since then
 
2013-06-20 06:28:15 PM  

chevydeuce: and promptly drills a duck right in the head.....aaccckkkk....dead, not ten feet from where the rabbit had been.


Hey, I've done that!

/best ball
//needless to say, we did not use my ball
 
2013-06-20 06:36:04 PM  
Best part of hitting the duck is it was part of a military benefit tournament and I was the li'l Lance Corporal in the group of Base General, Base SgtMaj, and my 1stSgt.
 
2013-06-20 06:59:13 PM  

W.C.fields forever: jack off session a few years ago and i blowed like, 92 or some shiat.


*crosses arms*
*grumbles*

/i was young and needed the money!  Aaaaaoooooooooohhhh!
 
2013-06-20 07:07:05 PM  

rickythepenguin: W.C.fields forever: jack off session a few years ago and i blowed like, 92 or some shiat.

*crosses arms*
*grumbles*

/i was young and needed the money!  Aaaaaoooooooooohhhh!


My favorite rhyme.Little boy blue
 
2013-06-20 07:07:55 PM  

W.C.fields forever: rickythepenguin: W.C.fields forever: jack off session a few years ago and i blowed like, 92 or some shiat.

*crosses arms*
*grumbles*

/i was young and needed the money!  Aaaaaoooooooooohhhh!

My favorite rhyme.Little boy blue


That came outta my mouth wrong
 
2013-06-20 07:21:16 PM  

W.C.fields forever: My favorite rhyme.Little boy blue


his new podcast is funny as shiat.  you ever sludgefarked a chick?  fark, you animal!  I'm "ova" here now.  AOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2013-06-20 07:25:11 PM  

cettin: I love golf, am pretty terrible at it, but never cheat or lie really.  You know why?  Because I get no satisfaction out of not doing something and claiming I did.  I just can't imagine that you would celebrate lying about a hole in one.  Where is the satisfaction in that?


Yup. In the end you only cheat yourself, because it's you against the golf course.

The real beauty of golf is that the course doesn't care.
 
2013-06-20 07:49:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: W.C.fields forever: My favorite rhyme.Little boy blue

his new podcast is funny as shiat.  you ever sludgefarked a chick?  fark, you animal!  I'm "ova" here now.  AOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


*goes and googles sludgef*ck*
/golly.
 
2013-06-20 07:55:20 PM  

W.C.fields forever: *goes and googles sludgef*ck*


he has a bunch!  "backfark" ( i still don't understand it...something about when you back a chick into a wal to where her legs are pependicular and you plant your balls inside that precious vagine, dyaknowhatimsane?), "doorfark", "sludgefark", "gorillafark", and my personal favorite, the "helicopter fark", which is where she holds onto a ceiling fan and spins around the room WHIILE SHE SPINS AROUND ON MY farkIN' DICK AAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU BIG TITTED ANIMAL
 
2013-06-20 08:11:37 PM  
I got a HIO last week on a 156yd hole.

/CSB
 
2013-06-20 08:11:56 PM  

rickythepenguin: W.C.fields forever: *goes and googles sludgef*ck*

he has a bunch!  "backfark" ( i still don't understand it...something about when you back a chick into a wal to where her legs are pependicular and you plant your balls inside that precious vagine, dyaknowhatimsane?), "doorfark", "sludgefark", "gorillafark", and my personal favorite, the "helicopter fark", which is where she holds onto a ceiling fan and spins around the room WHIILE SHE SPINS AROUND ON MY farkIN' DICK AAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH YOU BIG TITTED ANIMAL


Next time I am with the girl,I am gonna be looking around like Jerry Seinfeld when he was trying to figure out Dolores' name.
 
2013-06-20 08:24:58 PM  
It's possible. My Dad and I both got a hole in one on the same course. It wasn't Father's Day, but it still was nice. Hell, I got one more that round and he pulled off two more our next go.

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, 18th hole at Mutiny Bay

http://www.nagsheadguide.com/recreation/featured_recreation/mutinyba y
 
2013-06-20 09:27:02 PM  

dletter: Glockenspiel Hero: 1 in 17 million?  How many holes of golf are played a year?

Everything is possible when you try enough times.

From some golf website:
2010 Annual Rounds Played were 475.0 million2011 Annual Rounds Played were 463.0 million x that by 14 (doesn't claim that every "round" was 18 holes, some could be 9)... that is 6.6 billion.

Which would mean that. if the odds are really 1 in 17 million of "back to back" holes in one on a hole, this should happen around 475 times per year.   And considering how often family members play together, more than a handful of those should be father/sons.

So, either this happens a lot and was really a non-story, or, they just made up some B.S. "odds" to get the story out the door.


Your math is off. Not every hole in every round is physically ace-able. So your assumption of 14 holes per round played applying to that "1 in 17 million" statistic is a drastic overestimate. I'd say that the occurrence is still far more common than people realize, though.
 
2013-06-20 11:53:28 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: dletter: Glockenspiel Hero: 1 in 17 million?  How many holes of golf are played a year?

Everything is possible when you try enough times.

From some golf website:
2010 Annual Rounds Played were 475.0 million2011 Annual Rounds Played were 463.0 million x that by 14 (doesn't claim that every "round" was 18 holes, some could be 9)... that is 6.6 billion.

Which would mean that. if the odds are really 1 in 17 million of "back to back" holes in one on a hole, this should happen around 475 times per year.   And considering how often family members play together, more than a handful of those should be father/sons.

So, either this happens a lot and was really a non-story, or, they just made up some B.S. "odds" to get the story out the door.

Your math is off. Not every hole in every round is physically ace-able. So your assumption of 14 holes per round played applying to that "1 in 17 million" statistic is a drastic overestimate. I'd say that the occurrence is still far more common than people realize, though.


True... actually, that makes it way off.... usually 4 par 3's per 18 holes (so, around 22%)..... that makes it around 1.4 billion, so, 85 times per year, more or less.
 
2013-06-21 12:49:26 AM  
CSB

One time, I was playing in a foursome, and each of the first three of us aced the hole. Then the fourth of the foursome came up, and his would have gone it, but it hit the top of the 3rd ball that was wedged between the pin and the edge of the hole. And it went so far up the green that he two-putted.

...and by rule, if you are two strokes back of all the other players in your group on a hole, you have to elephant-walk to the next tee. It was the only par elephant-walk in history, as far as I am aware.

/csb
 
2013-06-21 05:44:08 AM  

bacongood: Pray 4 Mojo: Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?

I have some friends that take pride in hitting higher irons than me; I take pride in putting the next shot instead of getting out of the bunker.

Swing what you can control.


Until last year, I never used a driver (3 Wood off tee instead), and I used the same set of 18 year old clubs I bought after college. Two friends of mine started golfing 12 years ago. They've changed clubs 4-5 times since, always buy new putters, drivers, etc., but neither has ever beaten me. I joke they have the worst game money can buy.
 
2013-06-21 09:20:13 AM  

SevenizGud: CSB

One time, I was playing in a foursome, and each of the first three of us aced the hole. Then the fourth of the foursome came up, and his would have gone it, but it hit the top of the 3rd ball that was wedged between the pin and the edge of the hole. And it went so far up the green that he two-putted.

...and by rule, if you are two strokes back of all the other players in your group on a hole, you have to elephant-walk to the next tee. It was the only par elephant-walk in history, as far as I am aware.

/csb


... interesting story Kim Jong-Il

... and what mini-golf course were you playing at?

... how much like a bath tub did that green look like?

/did I cover everything here
 
2013-06-21 10:39:36 AM  

WinoRhino: bacongood: Pray 4 Mojo: Pffft... 6 iron from 100 yards?

I have some friends that take pride in hitting higher irons than me; I take pride in putting the next shot instead of getting out of the bunker.

Swing what you can control.

Until last year, I never used a driver (3 Wood off tee instead), and I used the same set of 18 year old clubs I bought after college. Two friends of mine started golfing 12 years ago. They've changed clubs 4-5 times since, always buy new putters, drivers, etc., but neither has ever beaten me. I joke they have the worst game money can buy.


I've only been playing for about a year, and only done a full 18 once.  I pretty much use three clubs - 4 Hybrid, 7 iron, putter.  I use a wedge from time to time, just to get used to the extra lift and slow the ball when trying to get on the green.  Until I get consistent, there's no real value for me to start seriously varying my clubs.
 
2013-06-21 12:42:17 PM  

dletter: SevenizGud: CSB

One time, I was playing in a foursome, and each of the first three of us aced the hole. Then the fourth of the foursome came up, and his would have gone it, but it hit the top of the 3rd ball that was wedged between the pin and the edge of the hole. And it went so far up the green that he two-putted.

...and by rule, if you are two strokes back of all the other players in your group on a hole, you have to elephant-walk to the next tee. It was the only par elephant-walk in history, as far as I am aware.

/csb

... interesting story Kim Jong-Il

... and what mini-golf course were you playing at?

... how much like a bath tub did that green look like?

/did I cover everything here


A hearty helping of THIS. That story stinks to high heaven
 
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