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|There's no feeling like going from tee to hole, as golfers tell WorldGolf.com. (Courtesy photo)|
Here's a look at some stories from golfers around the world who all share one thing in common: the thrill of nailing an ace.
[The green had] two levels and the flag was placed on the top platform. We saw the ball go up the slope and disappear. Did it go in? When I arrived at the hole I first looked around, I didn't see my ball, I put my hands together, looked up into the sky and said, "It's in" - I went up to the hole and there it was lying magnificently. What a good sensation.
[There was approximately] a one-club wind against me and the green was approximately 25 yards above the tee. I only had a half set of clubs in the bag, [which is] why I used a calm, smooth seven-iron.
Since the hole plays on browns (thick, oil-treated sand), the ball (a Dunlop) hit the edge and rolled into the hole.
D'salaam Gymkhana Club
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hole No. 17, 110 yards, using a pitching wedge
[It was an] elevated tee box to an elevated green, over water, on a 50-degree day, with wind gusts around 15 mph. I choked down on the 11 wood as I usually hit it 160 yards but wanted extra club with the wind. Set up for a draw into the wind gusts and hit it high. About half way over the water, it looked like a good shot, and as it got closer to the green, it got to looking even better.
We saw it land on the green, watched as it bounced, and then heard a loud clunk as it hit the pin. One of my foursome group stated, "I don't see the ball." Then we got to discussing possibilities. We drove to the green and walked up the path to the elevated green, the longest walk a golfer can ever make, and then I told Fred to look in the cup, as I did not want to look. He says, "It's here," and let me remove the ball. I hit a Pinnacle Hot Shot I had found earlier in the week, with a Hooters Logo on the ball, go figure.
June 8, 2007
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