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Tell us about your hole-in-one

Score a hole-in-one? We want to hear about it! Just fill out the form on the right. Include your name, date of the ace, course, hole, yardage, club used and a description of your shot.

Name: Tim TJ Johnston
Hometown: Swansea, Ill.
Course: Shalimar Pointe Golf and Countyr Club
Club: 5 wood
Comment: "On vacation in Florida ... par 3, 199 yards ... 5 wood landed on green a few hard bounces and in. Saw it go in."

Name: Vernon C. Dudley
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.
Course: Hulman Links
Hole: #16, 118 yards
Club: Ping I5 pitching wedge
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Comment: "The ball actually flew in the cup, taking out the left side of the cup. My four playing buddies were more happy than I was. It was my first but a great experience."

Name: Austin Blomquist (age 11)
Hometown: Iron Mountain, Mich.
Course: Pine Grove CC
Hole: #13, 130 yds.
Club: 3-wood
Comment: Austin was playing in the youth program. The three other boys were stunned and couldn't believe it as they told pro Mike Healy about the amazing shot.

Name: Richard Germain
Hometown: Monroe, Conn.
Hole: #7, 211 yds.
Club: 3-iron
Comment: The ball went directly at the hole … it hit the green and rolled 20 feet into the hole. All the years playing with my friends and no one ever got one. We all went nuts.

Name: John Fischer
Hometown: Arlington Hts.
Course: Old Orchard
Hole: #3, 145 yds.
Club: 8-iron
Comment: I got in on a night league and the group in front of us let us play through. The whole course went nuts. It was pretty cool.

Name: Richard Tasher
Hometown: Hebron, Ind.
Course: Oak Knoll GC, Crown Point, Ind.
Hole: #3, 300 yds., par 4
Club: Cleveland Driver Titelist proVI.
Comment: Monster drive with a slight draw, hit front of green and rolled toward the back and disappeared. After an unsuccessful search for my ball, witness and playing partner Vern Segert says, "Look in the cup." I laughed ... he looked ... there it was.

Name: Jim McCarthy
Hometown: Chicago
Course: Glenview GC
Hole: #6, 193 yds.
Club: 4-iron
Comment: I hit a laser beam right down the middle. It hit about 2 yards in front of the green and rolled right for the stick. Everyone but one guy saw the whole thing happen and let me tell you they were sick and happy at the same time because we have a standing bet for a hole-in-one--$100 a man! Oooh yeah, I was pumped up!

Name: Jared Dolce
Hometown: Chicago
Course: Glen Club
Hole: #9, 191 yds.
Club: 5-iron
Comment: I did not even look at the club the caddy handed me, as he had been clubbing me well for the entire front nine. I hit a solid shot with what turned out to be a 5-iron and it felt great from the start. The ball landed on the front of the green and rolled about 6 feet into the cup. Greatest feeling in sports!

Name: David Phillippi
Hometown: Alexandria, La.
Date: April 23, 2007
Course: Oak Wing Golf Club
Hole: #10, 120 yds.
Club: Pitching Wedge
Comment: Upon walking up to the tee box, I looked and thought, 'Would I get it there with the PW?' But I addressed the ball and took an easy swing and the ball went into the air tracking left to right. The ball landed on the green about 3 feet from the cup and started rolling toward the hole. Then all the sudden the ball disappeared. The guys said, 'Did we really see what we think--a hole-in-one?' I said I didn't know but I felt like I was going to pass out since it was my first hole-in-one. When we approached the green, the guys said not to remove the ball until we can see it. It's one of the best feelings of my life.

Name: Lana Osmus
Hometown: Wheaton
Date: March 18, 2007
Course: Desert Springs (Surprise, Ariz.)
Hole: #3, 91 yds.
Club: Pitching Wedge
Comment: The ball landed softly on the green and was rolling right toward the hole. I never actually dreamed that the ball would drop, but it did! It was my first hole in one and I had all but given up on ever making one. I would have been happy to witness anyone getting one. What a thrill!

Name: Kim Arnold
Hometown: Irmo, S.C.
Date: June 1983
Course: NCR CC (Ohio)
Hole: #8, 165 yds.
Club: Driver
Comment: I've never gotten a hole-in-one but my wife has. Before my wife and I got married we went on a date to NCR Country Club. My wife never golfed before and if you saw the minefield she lefton the first seven holes, you wouldn't doubt it. Conservatively speaking she probably had about 120 for the seven holes. But on the eighth hole, which had an elevated tee, she pulls out her rented driver and hits this beautiful PGA-looking shot that hits at the base of the green and rolls in. She had no idea why I was jumping up and down screaming. I tried golfing with her one more time but I don't have the patience. We spend our time now watching our sons play baseball.

Name: Jeff Beckman
Hometown: Chenoa, Ill.
Date: Aug. 24, 2006
Course: Anderson Field
Hole: #2, 337 yds.
Club: 3-wood
Comment: I hit a 3-wood over the top of an orchard grove of trees and never saw the ball come down. I was playing with my father, Eugene, of Streator, and Mike Erdman of Chenoa. Dad helped me look for the ball and suggested that I had kicked it into a pond behind the green. After exhausting all places to look I was about to take a lateral hazard drop. As a last thought I walked onto the green and HALLELUJAH! There it was in the hole. It was an even greater thrill because I was with my 75-year-young father that got me started in the game on this particular course some 30 years ago.

Name: Dan Alsup
Hometown: Lake Zurich
Date: Aug. 21, 2006
Course: Palatine Hills
Hole: #4, 168 yds.
Club: 7-iron
Comment: Alsup, a sophomore playing in his first varsity match had a hole-in-one against Fremd. He did this while the principal of the school and Todd Schaap, the head coach, were watching. He went on to shoot a 34 (2-under) which is a sophomore record. He helped the team win the match.

Name: Guy Fasciana
Hometown: Greenville, S.C.
Date: Aug. 20, 2006
Course: Cliffs Valley (S.C.)
Hole: #11, 148 yds.
Club: 6-iron
Comment: I'm 62 and I made my third hole-in-one during a couples tournament. It was great having a hole-in-one, but not so great buying the drinks. The ball landed one foot from the hole and bounced in.

Name: Patrick Guinee
Hometown: Oak Lawn
Course: Silver Lake South
Hole: #7, 164 yds.
Club: 4-iron
Comment: My former boss, Tom Mangin, rewarded my hard work with a brand new set of Callaway irons custom-fitted at Ridge CC. On my very first round with the new clubs, I stepped up to the tee and proceeded to hit my shot right at the pin. Sure enough, my ball went in the hloe on one bounce! My cart that day was #164 also. I immediately had my playing partner call Tom to let him know the good news. I was 35, and it was my first hole in one.

Name: Bill Parker
Hometown: East Wenatchee, Wash.
Date: Aug. 9, 2006
Course: Highlander GC
Hole: #7, 135 yds.
Club: 7-iron
Comment: It was my second in the past six years. I started playing golf in 1944 at Marquette Park. I have played all over the world. This time it was the Wednesday men's club competition. I hit a nice 7-iron which landed about 10 feet short and rolled up and disappeared. The ball never was off-line and it was just a matter of whether it would get there. Cost me a few bucks later.

Name: Gabe Exiner
Hometown: Lombard
Date: July 7, 2006
Course: Eagle Brook
Holes: #3 (157 yds.) and #5 (145 yds.)
Comment: My brother Gabe is the head pro at Eagle Brook in Geneva. He showed up for a regular day of work and was invited to play with one of the groups in a member outing being held that morning. Turns out it was fortunate he did! He went on to break the course record with a 64 by scoring a birdie on 18. He never had a hole-in-one before that day in 20 years of playing golf.

Name: Steve McGreal
Hometown: Chicago
Date: June 9, 2006
Course: Glenwoodie
Hole: #14, 182 yds.
Club: 7-wood
Comment: First hole-in-one in 50 years of golf! This 64-year-old retired teacher won a Buick Lucerne at a charity outing for the Local 17 Pipe Converters. Wearing a Holter monitor at the time because of indications of atrial fibrillation! Last person in the 102-man field to take the shot. Shot well struck; looked good all the way, but I couldn't see it roll into the hole. The shouts of my playing partners and witness from Ray Buick confirmed my hopes.

Name: Dan Newman
Hometown: Berwyn
Date: April 14, 2006
Course: Maple Meadows
Hole: #2, 120 yds.
Club: PW
Comment: It was my first round of the year. I came to #2 after a double bogey on #1. Due to a tail-wind around 20 MPH, I decided to hit a wedge. The pin placement was in the center of the green. When I hit the shot, I didn't think that it would make the green but it landed on the right edge, rolled across in slow motion about 30 feet, then disappeared!

Name: Katherine Fehrenbacher
Hometown: Antioch
Date: June 13,2006
Course: Abbey Springs (Wis.)
Hole: #6, 112 yds.
Club: 7-iron
Comment: It was great because it was an elevated tee so we could see the ball all the way and there was a pond in front. The ball actually flew right into the hole, clanging the pin. There was a divot taken out of the front of the hole knocking the dirt into the hole. The threesome ahead of us came running back and pointed in the hole. There were also two workers sitting on their mowers waiting for us to hit.

It was really cool, as I hadn't even seen a hole-in-one before that. I am 53-years-old and have been playing for about 11 or 12 years. When we finished we went into the clubhouse so that I could buy a drink but there wasn't anyone in there. I would have bought for the threesome ahead of us but they didn't go in, though we saw them in the parking lot and they congratulated me again. I am a 19 handicap.

Name: Paras Gautam
Hometown: Lisle
Course: Heritage Bluffs
Hole: #8, 159 yds.
Club: 7-iron
Comment: Recorded at a USGA tournament. Shot a 32 on the front and a 38 on the back for my best 18-hole score. Can't beat that!

Name: Clarence Peterson
Hometown: Skokie
Date: Sept. 1992, Oct. 2005
Course: Lake Bluff
Hole: #6, 195 yds. (changed to #15 in 2005)
Club: In '92 it was a 3-wood; In 2005, a driver
Comment: I had a hole-in-one twice on the same hole (over water to an elevated green).

Name: Eryn Karpinski
Hometown: Chicago
Date: March 24, 2001
Course: Tecolote Canyon (San Diego)
Hole: #7, 103 yds.
Comment: I was 19 and playing in a family tournament celebrating my grandma's 80th birthday (so I had about 40 witnesses-every one of them a better golfer and only two historical aces in the field). I was shooting miserably, but then decided to relax on the 103-yard 7th hole. I hit the ball onto the front of the green and it just rolled right in. I was presented with a $100 bill from an uncle and was exempted from the rule of buying everyone a round in the clubhouse because of my age!

Name: Rick St. Antoine
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Date: July 14, 2006
Course: Deer Run (Blenheim, Ontario)
Hole: #12, 172 yds.
Club: Driver
Comment: The ball went straight for the green and landed about 6 feet from the hole and disappeared. I took a picture of the ball in the hole on my cell phone. It started to rain on the 16th hole and I was so paranoid about my scorecard getting wet and losing my lucky golf ball that I put them both in my lunch bag. What a great memory.

Name: Bob Kowalske
Hometown: West Chicago
Date: July 15, 2006
Course: Settler's Hill
Hole: #16, 148 yds.
Club: 8-iron
Comment: The hole is a highly elevated tee. I hit a high shot, which went just over the flag about 3 feet and spun back into the hole. Because of the tee elevation, all three of us were able to watch the entire flight of the ball and subsequent roll into the hole.

Name: Scott Clothier
Hometown: Hastings, Minn.
Course: Bellwood Oaks
Hole: #6, 171 yds.
Club: 6-iron

Name: Greg Lawton
Hometown: Chicago
Date: June 20, 2006
Course: Worthington Manor (Md.)
Hole: #6, 145 yds.
Club: 6-iron
Comment: Center pin placement. Fade to apron, bounce, hop and it rolled 15 feet into the cup. Won $25,000 at the River School Charity Event. We were tired, and it was slow on the 16th hole of a shotgun and we were about to quit when we decided to play one more hole. We get to the clubhouse and it's an open bar.

Name: Bill Wright
Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
Date: June 24, 2006
Course: Kiskiack (Va.)
Hole: #17, 168 yds.
Club: 6-iron

Name: Robert Groglio
Hometown: Westport, Conn.
Course: Ridgewood CC
Hole: #5, 191 yds.
Club: 4-iron
Comment: He won a Mercedes-Benz s550!

Name: Adam Cacioppo
Hometown: Wauconda, Ill.
Course: Midlane
Hole: #14, 159 yds.
Club: 8-iron

Name: Alice Watts
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
Date: June 8, 2006
Course: Ford's Colony (Va.)
Hole: #14, 114 yds.
Club: 9-wood
Comment: The flag was behind a large bunker, and I hit a high shot with my 9-wood, and I did not see it go in! However, the three men who are my witnesses--Colby Rehmert, Doug Clapper, and Steve Hill thought it was dead on! I was in shock when we all saw the ball in the hole! It was my first ace!

Name: Matt Longo
Hometown: Lombard
Date: June 2, 2006
Course: St. Andrews (Course #1)
Hole: #15, 165 yds.
Club: 7-iron
Comment: Elevated tee box ... hit shot with slight fade ... ball hit front, right fringe and rolled from left to right about 10 feet into cup. At first I could not believe it, but after a second or two, we went nuts.

Name: Scott Larson
Hometown: Downers Grove
Date: May 27, 2006
Course: Orchard Valley
Hole: #17, 169 yds.
Comment: Was down in the dumps after taking a 9 on the previous par-5. Swung easy--went in--my golf buddies were more excited at first than I was.

Name: Jimmy Wickings
Hometown: Vassar, Mich.
Date: April 19, 2006
Course: Vassar Golf & Country Club
Hole: #8, 296 yds.
Club: 4-iron hybrid
Comment: I did not see it go in because I had to cut a corner over some trees.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times