I sneaked out today to get in a quick nine and on the sixth hole recorded a hole in one!
It’s actually my third ace—but only the second with a witness. I was lucky someone saw this one, as I was playing alone (as usual).
The sixth hole at Green Oaks in Ypsilanti, Michigan is a 160 yard par 3 with a large pond guarding the front of the green. The green slopes severely from front to back, forming what almost looks like a miniature green ski slope.
The hole actually hates me. I can’t count how many balls I’ve fed into the water there, so I used a beat up Pro V1 that I had found on the previous hole. To make sure I got it there on the fly—the green starts only about a yard from the water—I used my Adams Tight Lies 9 wood. Choking down a bit (I typically can hit this about 170), I hit a high fade. The ball came in from the left side, hitting above the hole, and then began a slow curl back.
That’s when I heard a whoop behind me. The guy on the previous hole was watching and shouting “GO!GO!.”
It did. Right into the cup.
He rushed over, gave me a couple of high fives and said “That’s the only hole-in-one I’ve ever seen!” He was as excited as I was. He couldn’t wait to sign my card.
So thanks to Johnny F. for validating my ace.
It was a great nine all in all. In addition to the ace, I also managed to shoot a career low for nine—a 37! It was just one of those days where everything was going right. My drives were long; the irons accurate. I also nearly holed out two shots from the fairway on par 4s.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish the round. I was needed at home.
But what a day!