Getting a Hole In One? Here’s What To Do

First of all, if you get a Hole In One, you’re super lucky! We’ve outlined below 5 steps to follow after getting your Hole In One.

Announce It!

When you hit the ball in the hole, make sure everyone knows it was a Hole In One. Although it might seem obvious, there’s nothing worse than someone who gets a Hole In One but no one saw.

If you’re playing with your friends and family, make sure to have them call or text all of your friends and family members who aren’t playing so that they know too. It’s also a good idea to announce it on social media.


Take some time to celebrate your Hole In One with those present at the golf course. If you’re having a good time at the course, why not take some photos? You can then share them on social media.

Buy The Round Of Drinks (or Beers)

After getting a Hole In One, it is tradition to buy the round of drinks (or beers) for everyone present at the golf course. Of course this is only if they want one as well! So if you want to celebrate in true style – be

You’ve done it. You’ve hit the ball off the tee and it lands in the hole. It’s a hole in one! Now what? First, you need to stay calm. This doesn’t happen very often and there are things that you will want to do to keep it from being just another story that people tell about someone that got a hole in one. If this is your first, you will probably be so excited that you forget to do something important.

Here are some tips for those who have hit a hole in one:

1. Make sure you get the credit for it

You’ll want witnesses when you hit a hole in one. This is pretty easy on a golf course, but if you play by yourself, then you should always make sure there are no cameras around to catch your shot.

2. Write down the details

To make sure that others know what happened, write down every detail as soon as possible after it happens. If you can remember every detail, then write down as much as possible right away – even if it takes hours or days to write down everything else that happened. I would recommend using paper and pen because writing things down by hand helps them stick better than typing them

There are many great moments in golf.

Hole in ones are considered the greatest of them all.

You have to have a little bit of luck, but also a lot of skill to sink an ace.

They don’t happen often at all, about 1 in 12,500 for the average golfer.

But when they do happen, it’s important to know what to do.

A hole in one is so rare that there is actually a ritual that comes along with it.

The first thing you need to do is make sure everyone knows you got it.

It’s important that witnesses sign your scorecard and that you turn it in right away at the club house.

Some clubs even have policies requiring you to buy everyone in the clubhouse a drink to celebrate the event. It’s not cheap being lucky!

You’ve played golf for years

You’re good, but not great

After all, you can’t remember the last time you had a hole in one

Then you do it! You finally get the elusive hole in one! What do you do next? Do you buy the entire clubhouse a round? Maybe. But before you spend all that money, it’s best to celebrate by doing these things:

1. Tell everyone in your group and make sure they witnessed your amazing feat. If they weren’t there, then take a picture of your ball as proof.

2. Go back to the clubhouse and buy everyone a drink (including yourself).

3. Brag about your hole in one on Facebook and Twitter. Take some pictures of yourself and your friends celebrating at the course (make sure to tag them). This will also serve as proof that you did it if anybody doesn’t believe you.

4. Get a new golf ball for your collection. This can be done by either buying a commemorative ball or marking the ball that made it into the cup with a Sharpie marker. Either way, put this ball on display so everyone can see it whenever they visit your house.


Yesterday, I had a hole in one. My second hole in one. The first was over 30 years ago, and I thought it would never happen again. It did.

There is an awkward moment of disbelief when you realize your ball is gone, and then, after some searching to make sure it didn’t ricochet off the green into the woods, you see it’s in the cup. Then there is a moment of hesitation when you realize that this means you have to buy a drink for everyone in the club house. Then there is the mad scramble to find someone with a phone so you can call your friends and family.

The last time I made a hole in one, I found out later that one of my playing partners had pocketed our only ball marker to avoid buying drinks all around, but then decided he couldn’t live with himself and confessed–and bought drinks anyway. This time we were all prepared, having heard this story before: everyone had at least one ball marker on their person.

The mad scramble this time was not to find a ball marker or a phone, but to find someone who wanted another drink.

In the end, we all got what we wanted: I got my hole in one and they got

The first thing to do is to celebrate. Yeah, it is your fault. You are the one who got a hole in one. Make sure you give yourself a big pat on the back, congratulate yourself, and revel in the moment. You’ve earned it!

After you’ve celebrated for a few minutes, you need to make sure that everyone signs your scorecard. The U.S. Golf Association (USGA) requires that all players sign each other’s scorecards and that they be attested by the player who did not make the hole-in-one or an official from the club. So make sure you get all of those signatures and then get them attested by either another player or someone from the club.

Next, keep your ball. If you’re like many golfers, you probably have a collection of balls that are beat up, scuffed up, lost their logo and dimples, or all of the above—but still perfectly useable on the course. Ones like these would be fine to use when playing with your buddies. But not now! Your ace ball should always be used only for display purposes or when playing competitively where it’s required that you play with the same ball throughout

The first thing to do is, well, nothing. You’re going to want to scream and jump around and high-five your friends. Don’t. You have to make sure you really did shoot a hole in one. This is especially important if you’re playing with friends and it’s not a sanctioned tournament.

First, make sure the flagstick was in the cup and that it didn’t bounce out when you hit the green. Then look for ball marks on the putting surface. If it looks like your ball bounced off the flagstick and came back toward the green, you don’t have a hole-in-one. But if the ball went into the cup directly with no bouncing on the green, congratulations! You just shot a hole-in-one!

If you did indeed get a hole-in-one, then by all means go nuts! Make as much noise as possible – shout as loud as you can, jump up and down, hug your friends (but don’t drop your club.) Sing songs about how awesome you are. Tell everyone about it.

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