Saturday, May 24, 2008

Odds of making a hole-in-one are low, but...

Ah! Scoring a hole-in-one... the dream of every golfer. They are rare events, and sometimes golfers who are able to score a hole-in-one (or "ace") receive cash prizes and other rewards. And that's exactly the point where hole-in-ones become an expense to golf courses and organizers of golf tournaments.

The odds of scoring a hole-in-one are not very high. According to estimations made by actuaries from insurance companies, the odds of an average golfer (just like myself) to make an "ace" are quite low: 12,000 to 1.

If that's so, then I should consider myself lucky of having made a hole-in-one today. It was on the 7th hole, par 3, 77 yards. It is very strange, and it is even more when you consider that my skills in golf are slightly lower than the average weekend player. But I just got lucky... and got my ace. Too bad I didn't get any sort of cash prize for it, but at least I got a certificate from the golf course and a pin that reads "Hole in one, Henderson Park Golf Course" (picture on the left side, my apologies for the poor resolution) to make the feat memorable. Pretty cool.


At 12:52 AM , Blogger chantal said...

felicidades!!!! la proxima que sea en un torneo!!

At 8:04 AM , Blogger Eddie said...

PGA tour? lol


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