It’s inherent that we’re all chasing the elusive hole-in-one to add to our personal bragging rights shelf. I’ve been playing golf for over 30 years at this point and I’ve come close by as short as half an inch but no successful drop yet. That would-be ace even came during a charity tournament I was playing in and it was to win a brand new Jaguar which would have been incredibly epic. Imagine launching that fete just that much more into legendary status. Oh the stories I could’ve told… Now I just get to hear my mom tell me about her THREE aces, my step-dad’s TWO aces, my dad’s TWO aces, my step-sister (who has played golf maybe twice her whole life) and her one ace. Argh! I get it… luck plays a big part, but still.
Not every hole-in-one has someone sitting beside the green next to a car, check, or “fill in the blank” prize but did you know there IS swag that you can get your hands on?
I was once doing some research on golf products when I noticed a little link on a golf ball company website that said “Hole-in-One Rewards.” Whaaaa??? I of course clicked and there it was in black and white – “If you made a hole-in-one with one of our golf balls, firstly, congratulations! Please fill out the form below and we’ll send you a complimentary gift for your achievement.”
Stunned I went and looked up more golf company websites and sure enough there are a lot of them that offer similar swag or certificates. Who would have thought?
So there you go… if you make an ace be sure to document which equipment you used, check out the sites, register and don’t forget to hit up social media, brag, gloat, smile, and cheese it up because not everyone has a hole-in-one and it’s pretty awesome! You’re helping keep the dream alive for the rest of us to continue chasing after that elusive achievement.