Jesus, not another one.
Blind Golfer, 85 Gets Ace
If I'm not mistaken, this is at least two blind golfers who have gotten a hole-in-one in the last year. There was this one last year. Then, after searching a bit more for "blind hole in one" I found this one. So there are at least three blind golfers that have one more hole-in-one than I do (talk about "blind luck"). I have seen the odds for making a hole-in-one. The vary from 1-in-12,750 to 1-in-45,000. Here is what Golf Digest has to say:
- Tour player making an ace: 3,000 to 1
- Low-handicapper making an ace: 5,000 to 1
- Average player making an ace: 12,000 to 1
Okay, I'm probably considered an average player. I have never scored a hole-in-one. If you assume 4 par three holes per round, the odds say that you should make a hole in one if you play 2667 rounds of golf. That's a lot of golf. If you play 50 rounds a year, that would take you fifty years. No wonder I don't have one.
Wait, what was my point again? Oh yeah, that all these blind SOBs are getting holes-in-one and I'm not. I don't like it one bit. I've got nothing against blind people. Heck, I might even be one myself eventually. But I would like to get a hole-in-one while I'm still able to enjoy it, not when I'm a blind 85 year old. I guess I should start playing more. Maybe the financial windfall from this highly lucrative blogging venture will allow me to quit my job and become a full-time blogger/hole-in-one-pursuer. However, at our current rate, this blog will earn me enough for a sleeve of Top Flite x-out balls and a box of naked lady tees.
I'm playing in a scramble this weekend, and I will let you guys know if I break my streak of consecutive holes without a hole-in-one. If I do, this is what I'll do.