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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Gail Ross, Galt Country Club, Hole #16
This was my fifth hole-in-one and the second that I have had at the 16th hole. The hole was playing 125 yards and I hit my 5 hybrid with a yellow Callaway Super Soft ball. My playing partner’s name was Mary Durocher.
Lisa Weagle, Old Quarry Golf Course, Hole #16
I got a hole-in-one on hole #16 at Old Quarry Golf Course while on vacation in Curacao with my husband, Robin. It was 100 yards into the wind. I used my 7 iron and lucky for me, I didn't hit it great. The ball went a bit to the right, bounced off a hill, and rolled left across the green right into the hole! The tee box is higher than the green and we watched it happen as if it were in slow motion, then we lost it when we realized I had a hole-in-one! It's my third year of golfing and Robin got me into the game, so it was special to celebrate this fun moment with him.
Alex Heuton, Scarlett Woods Golf Club, Hole #9
I was playing with my friend Kyle the day before his wedding, along with my friends Mike and Andrew. The hole was playing just over 170 yards and I hit a soft 7 iron.
Brian Jamieson, Bridges Golf Course, Hole #7
On May 29th I made a hole-in-one at the Bridges Golf Course in Manitoba. It was the 7th hole, a par 3 measuring 142 yards that day and I used an 8 iron. My foursome consisted of Bob Fitchener, Dave Rowe and Steven Milligan. It was a great swing that landed probably 20 feet short and rolled straight into the cup.
My partner Bob got to the green first and didn’t see anything so walked straight to the cup and yelled “it’s in the hole”. It was only then that we had a little celebration and high fives all around. It took about five or six more holes for it to sink in, it was my first ace and nobody else in my group had ever made one, so it was pretty exciting.I’m 63 and have been golfing for 52 years and I’m glad I made one now because it was a bucket list item for me.
Chuck Meyers, Whistle Bear Golf Club, Hole #17
My hole-in-one at Whistle Bear Golf Club occurred on June 7, 2023. My playing partner, Sean Wilson, and I actually saw the ball disappear into the hole from the tee. It is the first of my three-career hole-in-ones that I saw go in. It occurred on the 17th hole, which was 164 yards that day from the blue tees. I hit a 5 iron and it took the slope of the green and disappeared into the cup.
Craig McMorris, Nicklaus North Golf Club, Hole #12
It was hole #12 at Nicklaus North and it was pretty much entirely over water. To the front edge was 150 yards and the pin was about 158 just slightly to the left. I hit a soft 8 iron which rolled straight in.
Darcy Smith, Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club, Hole #12
I was with most of my regular crew including Cliff Riemer, Randy Murdoch and my 80-year-old dad Syd Smith but we were missing Marcel Ducharme. On May 2nd at Spallumcheen Golf & Country Club we were on hole #12, 157 yards to a front red pin. The wind was in our face, and I decided to hit a smooth 7 iron. Well, I must say I hit it pretty well, the ball went straight at the stick and hit the ground a few paces in front of the green, it appeared to hop a couple times and rolled straight into the cup! My playing partners Cliff and Randy all got excited and high fived me! Dad was sitting in his cart doing what he does best, eating. I’m happy my dad got to be there for it.
David Rossall, Dear Creek Golf Club, Hole #5
I was playing with my brother Wayne Rossall, my nephew John Alcott and Jeff Eadie. We play closest to pin on par 3’s and I had the last shot. Nobody was on the green, so it was wide open. I originally had a pitching wedge in my hand but watching all the other shots I thought let’s change it to a 9 iron. The hole was 135 yards that day. As soon as I hit it all I heard was, “that’s got a chance.” I hit the ball as perfectly as I ever could, and it bounced twice and in the hole. I let out a yell and so did everyone I was playing with, the best feeling ever to have in the game of golf. I’m 61 years old and have been playing for 41 years.
Doug Williams, Bearspaw Golf Club, Hole #5
I was golfing at my home course of Bearspaw Golf and Country Club in Calgary, Alberta. The club is in fantastic shape! We were playing in a men’s night tournament, and I was with three of my good friends (Trevor Davies, Jarvis Nichol and Ryan Stewart). We golf religiously together on Thursday nights. It was hole #5 which was playing 131 yards into a bit of a breeze. I used a TaylorMade 9 iron. Needless to say, hitting one of these early in the golf season at men’s night on my home course was an unbelievable experience! It was the first of my life (hopefully not the last).
Eric Normore, Fort McMurray Golf Course, Hole #4
I got a hole-in-one at Fort McMurray Golf Course. The club used was a RBZ 5 wood by TaylorMade. I was playing with Cathy Normore, Carly Davis and Grayden Northey.
Eric Stinson, Blue Ocean Golf Club, Hole #6
Hole #6 at Blue Ocean is a par 3 which measured 198 yards. I hit an 8 iron to a middle pin, and it hopped in!
Finley Steube, The Links at Penn Hills, Hole #15
I was playing with my two friends, Findlay Conacher and Sam Tanenbaum. I hit a 46-degree wedge on the par 3 which is 135 yards. It landed softly on the green and rolled down into the hole.
Gareth Seys, Talking Rock Golf Course, Hole #1
I got a hole-in-one at Talking Rock Golf Course in Chase, B.C. yesterday! It was on hole #6, 174 yards off the yellow tees.
Greg Morris, Taboo Golf Course, Hole #15
I recently made my first ever hole-in-one at Taboo Golf Course in Gravenhurst! I was playing with my buddy Mitchell and Tyler Seguin who plays for the Dallas Stars. I made the ace on the 140-yard 15th hole using an 8 iron with a Pro V1 golf ball.
Ian Robbie, Lively Golf Club, Hole #14
It was 168 yards with an 8 iron from the tips. Also, I was golfing with two brothers that I was randomly paired up with.
Jill Kubica, Noth Shuswap Golf Club, Hole #7
It was during our Anglemont Estates Ladies’ Golf Club Thursday tee time. I was playing with Doris Hunter, Marie Newton and Brenda Buffel (we are all members of the Anglemont Estates Ladies’ Golf Club). I used my 7 iron and I am not certain of the yardage. The score card says 142 yards from the white tees, but there is no yardage on the score card for the red tees. I’m guessing the yardage was somewhere around 125 yards from the red tees.
Manuela Newell, Riverbend Golf Community, Hole #5
It was a surprise and we all got to see it go in the hole! It was Tuesday while playing in the ladies’ league with three ladies who graciously congratulated me, Bev Padfield, Louise Morin and Daryle Pryde. I used my 9 iron for a 90-yard shot. My only thought was to get closest to the pin, as every Tuesday we have closest to the pin contests. Putting the ball in the hole wasn’t even on my mind. So needless to say, I was a happy golfer. This was my third hole-in-one, and it was as exciting as the others. These unexpected happenings on the golf course keep me coming back.
Pat Varley, Seaview Golf and Country Club, Hole #14
I was golfing with my husband, Colin. It was a windy but sunny day at Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney Cape Breton. Colin and I decided to leave our previous golf course after 12 years and join Seaview.
We were on an elevated tee with my golf watch indicating 137 yards. The course had just recently opened for the year so, before I let my bad habits get established, I was just concentrating on the very basics of golf, mostly just keeping my head down. I carefully brought my 5 wood around and fortunately, the ball came off my club just the way I wanted. The bright red Callaway ball soared through the air, landed at the front of the green and rolled toward the hole located in the center of the green and just disappeared. It felt like I was watching the whole scene in slow motion.
I don’t remember too much about the following holes because I was in such a mental state. After the game, when I was returning the golf cart key to the pro shop, I couldn’t hide my excitement about the 14th hole and told the staff about the hole-in-one. I must say the staff was so happy and excited for me, it just pleasantly took me by surprise and enhanced the feeling of the accomplishment. The flag that was given to me by Seaview Golf Club will be signed by their golf pro, Lorne Jennex, who was the very first person who gave me a golf lesson approximately 40 years ago. I hope every golfer gets to experience the feeling of a hole-in-one.
Peter Cocciolo, Fernie Golf and Country Club, Hole #16
I was playing hole #16 at the Fernie Golf Course, where I am a member. The distance was 158 yards to a middle pin. I hit a 7 iron straight at it and the ball bounced on the front part of the green then rolled up the rest of the way and disappeared into the hole. I was playing with my wife, Jane, and friends, Jamey and Karen Farr.
Raymond Barkwill, Cowichan Golf and Country Club, Hole #13
It was in our inter-club match (Harry Young) against Highland Pacific. It was on hole #13 from 121 yards and I hit a gap wedge.
Ron Boychuk, Royal Regina Golf Club, Hole #7
I was playing golf with three co-workers after work. The hole was uphill, 132 yards to a two-tiered green. The pin was on the upper tier. There was a left to right wind as per usual in Saskatchewan. I used an easy 8 iron, hit it short, left of the pin about eight feet. It took a kick and we all saw it roll toward the flag and then disappear. None of us believed our eyes until I pulled the ball from the hole.
Shota Ishizawa, Aberdeen Glen Golf Club, Hole #8
I was playing with Rick Cooper and Ralph Posteraro at Aberdeen Glen Golf Club. I used a 9 iron from 164 yards out. It was a front pin and the ball hit the fringe then disappeared into the hole. A day I will never forget!
Tim Stewart, Lookout Point, Hole #8
I made a hole-in-one at Lookout Point on hole #8 with a 7 wood into the wind. It was my eighth hole-in-one and sixth at Lookout. When I hit the shot, I thought I was a bit right of the hole, but the playing partners thought it was good. Getting to the elevated green, a playing partner investigated the hole and saw the ball.
Trevor Warke, Ardmore Golf Course, Hole #10
My hole-in-one was at my home club Ardmore Golf Club on June 9, 2023. At the time, I was golfing with Ken, Dan and Si. It was on the back nine 102 yards, and I used a pitching wedge. This is my second hole-in-one, my first was in Alberta 32 years ago at Wolf Creek Golf Resort. Now I’m trying for my third!
Victor Bijendra, Langara Golf Course, Hole #8
I was playing with George Mak, Barry Guarino and Niall Boag. I played with a 7 iron, and it was 122 yards.
Xavier Després, South Cove Golf, Hole #7