Yesterday afternoon once the work day was complete we hit the closest course for a quick 9-holes to wrap up the day. On the first par 3 to come our way I landed my ball two inches shy of the cup. For a fleeting moment I thought for sure this would be my first hole-in-one. While it was in the air I knew it was perfectly on target. I knew the distance was on point. My swing just felt right. I held my follow through knowing this could be the exact moment I finally could claim the elusive ace. As the ball hit the green it bounced oh so softly with little roll. I held my breath and my muscles instinctively tightened. …and then it stopped. UGH! I was so so so close.
The only other time I’ve been remotely close was during a charity tournament at the Del Mar Country Club in which a brand new Jaguar was up for grabs for a $1 bet. I handed over my dollar and again had what felt like a perfect swing. My ball stopped just shy to the right three inches. Everyone was hoping it would go in as much as I was because I’m sure none of us had witnessed someone win a car in a charity tourney.
I’ll still chase the dream! Every par 3 is a chance!
…what’s the closest you’ve been? Was it a perfect shot or was it a perfect miss sculling off the fairway with a lucky bounce?
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