A hole in one is scored once in every 3,500 rounds of golf. To put that in perspective over 450 million rounds of golf are played each year in the United States.
That’s why scoring a hole in one is the ultimate bragging rights for any golfer.
President Donald Trump says he’s the “best golfer of all the rich people”. According to North Korean State Media, the late president Kim Jong Il achieved 11 holes in one during his first game of golf ever. Maybe he did, who knows?
If you’re looking to achieve every golfer’s dream of scoring a hole in one, check out our top 5 tips!
1. Work on Your Game
Practice makes perfect. Luck is only part of the equation. You have to put in the hours on the golf course to improve your game if you want to increase your odds.
Nearly 60 percent of people who score a hole in one are mid-handicappers. That’s a handicap between 10 and 19. While the average handicap of a hole in one player is 14.
If you think you can rush it, the odds say otherwise. The average golfer who scores a hole in one has 24 years of experience. Meanwhile, around 60 percent are over 50 years old when they achieve the feat.
2. Pick a Superstition
Golf is not only about rational thinking and practice makes perfect. There is always a healthy dose of emotion, luck and plain old magic at play. All the top golfers have their own superstitions which carry them through the game.
The American golfer Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time. However, did you ever notice he always wore his trusty red shirt during final rounds?
While the legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus always played with a few coins in his pocket. His fans did the same to wish him good fortune.
Lastly, Ben Crenshaw never used balls numbered higher than 4. Why? Because he didn’t score over 4 on any hole.
3. Choose the Perfect Day
Every golfer makes a habit of checking the weather news before they get on the golf course. However, if you want to score a hole in one, the weather and time you play really matters.
It’s not only about the temperature but also the humidity. The best weather conditions are warm and saturated air. This will provide you with the best chance of allowing you to a hit a ball that flies through the air.
4. Use a 7, 8 or 9 Iron
There’s always some debate among golfers about which is the best golf clubs to use when you’re trying to score a hole in one.
However, you only have to check out the facts of the matter. More than 40% of the time people score a hole in one using their 7, 8 or 9 irons.
5. Make Shooting a Hole in One a Habit
The odds of you scoring of a hole in one are extremely low. However, the good news is that if you achieve the feat once, your chances of achieving twice aren’t so bad.
In fact, 14 percent of golfers who have already scored a hole in one, have scored a second. While 9 percent have done it 3 or more times.
It’s Your Turn to Shoot a Hole in One
Now you know what it takes to achieve your dream of shooting a hole in one. It’s time to make your dream a reality.
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