It's not often you get to see a hole-in-one in your life time – I have only personally witnessed two. The first one was my cousin Patrick hit a 3 Wood at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland New York – it was 222 yards long and it was amazing.
The second one is very special to me because it happened today on the 17th hole at the Skenandoa Country Club in Clinton NY. It was 180 yards and I hit an easy four iron. The hardest par three on the course and I hit what seemed to be an absolutely straight shot to the hole – which in the end I realized it was. The ball hit about 8 feet short, bounced once and rolled in. I was so shocked, my father says “it's in!”, and my immediate response was “yeah right”. I still have the entire flight of the ball ingrained in my head. I am still amazed with my new Ping Raptures and hitting a Titleist Pro V1 just made it all better – a hole-in-one with style. 🙂
To anyone who golfs this is up there with the greatest achievements for a casual player. Given this was the 17th hole and it was my second worse round of the year, I still can't believe it even happened. It was so fun sharing this with all the members and the pro in the club house after. Oh yeah, Billy – thanks for lunch!