Making a Hole In One
A hole in one is a very rare kind of achievement in golf terms, which
professional golfers wish for. It is the most difficult and rare achievement
when the golfer holes the ball from the teeing ground in one single stroke. It
is considered a once in a lifetime achievement by many people and does have its
Golfers consider a hole in one to be the ultimate trial of their skills and
techniques. It is one of the historic moments when a golfer strikes the hole in
one and actually has its origin in the phrase "reaching the hole in one shot."
Hitting the hole in one shot is often the test of their professional life;
which, if passed, makes them the happiest of all to celebrate a victory. Many
professional golfers are extremely close to their target but miss by just a few
The odds of striking a hole in one vary depending on a lot of sources and
numbers used for calculating the odds. Generally, people have no idea of the
true number of aces made every year. Numerous sport organizations do track every
significant ace that is made, but not each and every ace is reported making them
very difficult to track. A lot of ambiguity appears when aces are counted.
Many reputed magazines and golf digests have made their own surveys and pegged
the odds at 1 in 3756 for a professional golfer and 1 in 12,750 for an amateur.
These assumptions and calculations differ from magazine to magazine, and it's
very difficult to arrive at a common figure. Some golf clubs have pegged the
odds as 1 in 33,000, while other newspaper columns have put the odds as 1 in