Each week we write to Golf Canada members who record a hole-in-one, congratulating them and asking if they’d tell us how it happened. These are their stories (edited for length and clarity).
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Justin Bjornson, Surrey Golf Club Executive Course, Hole #10
My buddy and I went out for a fun round of golf at a local executive course the day after our graduation. While running on minimal sleep, the only goal of the day was to make a hole-in-one. I shared on my social media page that ace cam was live today. On the 10th hole of the day, I sunk a shot from 95 yards, and it was all captured on camera. In honour of our favourite YouTube channel, we “made the run” all the way up to the hole to find it sitting right in the middle of the cup.
It was followed up two holes later with almost another ace on a par 4 from 310 yards. I proceeded to role the four foot putt in for an eagle, par, eagle start to the second nine.
Hope to keep the good times going as I complete in the Junior Boy’s National championship held at North Bay GC.
Esther Gorman, Chateau Whistler Golf Club, Hole #8
It was a very special moment for me. As my husband is injured, I often golf as a single and one of the things I really appreciate about the sport of golf, and golfing in a resort like Whistler, is that it gives me the opportunity to meet interesting people from all over the world. On June 27, 2023, I was fortunate to be paired up with a very lovely family from New Jersey, a father, Dan, his two teenage sons and his wife who rode along to enjoy the views. The yardage was 123 and I played a 4 hybrid from the forward tees on the 8th hole. My shot went straight, landed just in front of green and rolled into the hole. It was very exciting; I couldn’t believe it. My new golfing friends were very happy for me, a lot of high fives and celebratory yells. A memorable day, that’s for sure.
Anthony Wald, Pickering Glen Golf Club, Hole #2
It was hole #2 at Pickering Glen, 162 yards but playing closer to 155 with the slope. I pulled out my 9 iron, which takes me 150-155 yards. The flag was at the front left and protected by the bunker. I aimed towards the center of the green. I hit the shot really well and it landed about two feet from the hole, one bounce past the hole and spun back into the cup! I played with a few gentlemen I had just met at the course, Eddie, Ludwig and Steve.
Barry Stacey, Grande Meadows Golf Club, Hole #3
I have waited almost 30 years to have a hole-in-one at my course. I was playing with friends Joe Drake, Calvin Brenton and Todd Robbins. It happened on the par 3 third hole which was 131 yards, and I used my 8 iron. It landed about five yards from the pin, made one hop and rolled into the hole.
Beth Leroux, Bouctouche Golf Club, Hole #4
After golfing for 35 years, today I made my first hole-in-one at Bouctouche Golf Club. My playing partners were as excited as me! I am a summer resident in Bouctouche and started my golf at this course at age 45 and am now in my 80th year!
Bharat Ramji, National Pines Golf Club, Hole #4
It was a great day.
Bill Hepburn, Beach Grove Golf and Country Club, Hole #12
I was hitting from the white tees and the yardage was 175. I used a rescue club and I played with Mike Cooper, Brad Hotham and Roger Demers.
Blake Wimperis, Mississippi Golf Club, Hole #5
On July 3, 2023, I scored a hole-in-one playing a 9 iron from the white tee area on the 104 yard fifth hole at Mississippi Golf Club. I played with Dave Evans, Garry Patterson and Tom Demarco. The shot was well struck, straight at the flagstick. It landed about six feet short of the hole and apparently went straight in. I say apparently since I have cataracts and did not see the ball go in the hole. I am 73 years old and have been playing since I was 13. This was my first hole-in-one.
Brian Clarke, Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club, Hole #6
I was playing golf on June 26, 2023, and it was a foggy morning. Our golf course is on the Atlantic Ocean pretty well surrounded by water. It’s called Hartlen Point Golf Club and we have one par 3 on the front nine and three on the back. It is hole #6 which is the par three. I took out my 8 iron. It’s 159 yards to the middle of the green but we couldn’t see the green because it was too foggy. Sometimes when there’s fog you don’t swing as hard, but I hit my 8 iron really nice. It looked like it was going to the middle of the green. My playing partners said it probably was going to the left of the green so as we walked towards the green, I started looking on the left-hand side of the green and we couldn’t find the ball so we started heading back towards the hole. One of my playing partners said your ball is in the hole and I was very excited. That was my second on this course on the 13th hole which is roughly about 185 yards. It is a very special thing. My playing partners, Larry, Graham and Mike, were very happy for me.
Colin King, Deer Valley Golf Course, Hole #11
The hole was 163 yards, uphill into the wind. I hit a perfect 5 iron that drew in from the left towards the back centre pin. It landed about six feet short and rolled in for my first ever ace. I was playing with my regular foursome of Mike Ryan, Greg Ing and Mark Harrison on Senior Men’s Day at Deer Valley.
Darren Oehlerking, Saskatoon Golf and Country Club, Hole #12
I recently made my first hole-in-one on Thursday, July 6, 2023. It was on hole #12 at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club.
David Bruns, Windermere, Hole #5
What an experience!
David DeGagne, Sunnydale Golf Society, Hole #10
The hole-in-one was my first and it occurred on the 10th hole of Sunnydale in Courtenay, B.C. It was witnessed by Robin Ross, Rick Cote and Bill Wilson, all members of Sunnydale. The club was my 52° wedge.
Dawn Bernard, Flamborough Hills Golf Club, Hole #8
On Tuesday June 27th, I made a hole-in-one on hole #8 of the Hills course. It was 153 yards off the tee, and I used a three wood. Although this is my sixth, hole-in-one, it was still a thrill. My playing partners were Marnie Florio and Bud Hollings. Naturally we spent time at the 19th hole celebrating!
Denis Bernardin, Quarry Oaks Golf Course, Hole #15
It was on the 15th hole at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. The distance from the white tees was 172 yards and playing into the wind. I was playing a Srixon golf ball and used a 4 wood. From the tee, the ball went straight towards the flag landing on the green and rolled towards the pin and it suddenly disappeared. So exciting! I was playing with my friend, Chan Kwon Seok, who took a picture after I took the ball from the hole. What a thrill!
Dennis Mchale, Royal Ashburn Golf Club, Hole #7
I was golfing with my wife, Laurel, and our friends, Pauline and Les, at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby. The 7th hole was 119 yards from the white tees. The green is elevated so you cannot see the hole from the tee box. I hit a draw and it looked really good. When we got the carts up to the green my ball was not there. My buddy Les got to the hole first to check it out and confirm that miracles do happen. My ball was in the hole!
Jasmeet Sandhu, King’s Riding Golf Club, Hole #5
It was an amazing feeling!
Jean Poisson, McCleery Public Golf Course, Hole #16
I played a round at Guildford Country Club in Surrey, B.C. today and had another hole-in-one, on the par 3 16th hole! So that’s two holes-in-one in consecutive rounds! I should buy a lottery ticket!
Jesse Durward, Greyhawk Golf Club, Hole #12
I was playing with my parents and girlfriend and couldn’t have asked for a better group! It was 164 yards over water. The shot was on a low trajectory, landed a foot on the front of the green and rolled up, curved to the right, and I saw it drop! I thought it may have gone past the pin to the rough and had my mother go check to see. When it wasn’t behind the green, we all went to the hole to make sure it was in. I always tell my girlfriend “It’s not so much what you do, but who you do it with that makes it special.” It was great to have them all there.
Jonathan Barbosa. Canadian Golf and Country Club, Hole #3
Hole #3 was playing 174 yards and I used my 7 iron. It took place during our men’s night! It was my first, but hopefully not last hole-in-one.
Judy Young, Cordova Bay Golf Course, Hole #4
It was very exciting. It is my first hole-in-one. It was 110 yards, and I used my 5 hybrid. I knew the green sloped left to right, so I aimed on the left side of the green. We were able to watch it land on the green and roll left to right into the cup. We all screamed and hugged. The men on the next tee box started clapping and I waved and took a bow.
Lise Mathieu, Osoyoos Golf Club, Hole #7
I was at my home course with two friends with whom I play every Monday. The yardage was approximately 135 yards and there was a side breeze. This was my very first hole-in-one and it was my first game played with my brand-new set of Ping irons.
Marci Perreault, Rideau View Country Club, Hole #6
I used a 7 wood (26 degree) playing from the red tees. It was a back pin at 145 yards.
Murray Cornelius and John Wallace, Beacon Hall Golf Club, Hole #11
Murray Cornelius, Don Horban, John Wallace, and my father, Stephen Boehmer, were playing a round, and on the 11th, Murray hit a beautiful shot off the tee. In the air, my dad said it could be good. It landed and then rolled a few feet into the hole. Murray didn’t believe it, my father climbed the hill and looked with his range finder. He couldn’t see the ball. Meanwhile, John hit. My father had just told Murray that the place to miss was right. They got up to the hole, and Murray was first to the flag. He immediately blurted out that there were two balls in the hole and that the second one had the name “John Wallace” on it. Two hole-in-ones on the same hole, one right after the other. They all went wild. Chances are one in 72,000,000, and it is believed to be the first time this has ever happened at Beacon Hall.
Rob Hewitt, Goose Hummock Golf Resort, Hole #3
What a fantastic experience!
Rob Traynor, The Oaks of St George, Hole #17
We were the first group out on Canada Day and the 17th hole was 112 yards. I used my sand wedge from 112 yards and it bounced in. I was with Tauseef Malik.
Sandra McLeod, Essex Golf and Country Club, Hole #17
We were playing in the first annual women’s member tournament. My playing partner and I were playing with two other women. It was my first hole which was #17, my first swing of the day! I used my 3 wood, as I am not a long hitter and wanted to get on the green. We watched the ball head straight to green, roll towards the pin and disappear. Because of the shadows in the morning sun, we weren’t sure if it rolled in. We got up to the green and saw the ball in the hole. We all started screaming and hugging each other! I think they could hear us around the course. We called the Pro Shop to let them know and one of the Pros came out and met us on the next hole. It wasn’t long before the news circulated around the course. It was the closest to the pin hole, so I won that!
Shelley Tait, Glendale Golf Club, Hole #4
On June 28th, I was playing at our home course, Glendale Golf Club, with my Wednesday group, Judy Frisina and Janice Seifried. We were on the 4th hole, which is an elevated tee. Judy said, “Okay Shelley, I expect perfection”, to which I responded, “Expect to be disappointed.”
It was a red flag, 99 yards, and I used my 8 iron. It was one of those smokey days, so I couldn’t see the ball in the air until it was low enough to have trees behind it. The ball hit the green, you can see the ball mark, and I thought that maybe the ball disappeared. We all screamed, but then I wondered if we were reacting too early. Luckily, the screaming was not in vain. It was super exciting, and fortunately I was with experienced hole-in-one players who took a photo and advised me to keep the ball. The rest of the round was an exercise in remaining focused. Such a surreal golfing moment!
Thomas Norris, Glen Arbour Golf Course, Hole #7
I recorded my second hole-in-one at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Hole #7 was playing 135 yards and I used a 7 Iron. It took two bounces and jumped in.
Tim Rosenau, Cabot Cliffs, Hole #12
What an amazing feeling to be rewarded with my first hole-in-one on what the folks at Cabot say is the toughest hole-in-one in Canada. Hole #12 was 168 yards. The flag was front right which meant it was protected by the sand in front. When I hit the shot, I thought that it would be short, due to the high winds. But it dropped perfectly and rolled into the hole. My wife Bev and friends Gerard and Janet Biegel saw it the whole way. What makes this even more special is this trip was a donated trip by Cabot to the Logan Boulet Charity golf tournament in Lethbridge, Alberta. My friend for 50 years, his son was friends and played hockey with Logan Boulet just a couple years before the Humboldt Broncos accident. I’m giving credit to Logan for that shot considering how many lives he has helped in his passing because of organ donation.
Tom Hagan, Flamborough Hills Golf Club, Hole #2
It was our second 18 that day in pouring rain. The plan was to play maybe six holes then go in and have some beers and food. That changed on the second hole. From 113 yards it was a back pin in rain, and I hit a pitching wedge. The ball landed behind the hole and rolled back in for the ace. I finished the round and shot 67. Three years earlier, on the same hole #2 on the Lakes course I had another ace!