It has been said that the probability of a hole In one for golf is 1/12000. Since I play less Than 30 rounds a year it would take me more than 100 years to land a hole in one.
It was not a pleasant experience as I recall on August 21, in the early morning, I was not
familiar with the TAO YUAN GOLF &
COUNTRY CLUB nor did I practice on the
driving range for a long time. After losing 17 holes I stepped on the 9th hole to tee off. I took out my number 8 iron kept my head down and swing gently. The small white ball hit the green and then rolled another 10 yards and disappeared under the flag unexpectedly.
My god! Why did such a thing happen to me? Who is confused extremely at that instant? The experience was more alarming than being caught cheating in a high school exam. What do I do now I asked myself? I vaguely heard the caddy say “I have never seen anyone look like that after hit a hole in one”. I imagined my mood at the time was like having a child out of wedlock with friends and relatives falling over each other to pass on the news of the miss being passed from mouth to mouth until all the neighbourhood was informed.
I recalled the elder’s speech in Lunar calendar in July (this month is the vacation of ghost) so I need to say thank to the God on the local temple of land) and have to share my excitement to other people.
I raised cash to the caddy “TIP”. To pay by credit card for the lunch of about 50 members is easier than to explain to my wife (who know nothing about golf), She eager to know why not shot the ball into the hole by twice, while hole in one need spend big money to buy presents for other golfer?
In fact now I am not so worried about hole in one again, It is familiar that one brings back to life two times, Except that probability is not high, and no need to explain to my wife again. Now I just do not understand the majority of people here think it is “disaster” incident, While other country people think it is a great “dream “?