Hole in One Report

Golf Canada Hole-In-One Report – Week of March 18, 2024

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).

Have you recently accomplished the feat of a hole-in-one? Tell us about it! Share your story, picture / video and course information with us at holeinone@golfcanada.ca.

Mark Chambers, Duncan Meadows Golf Club, Hole #7

Hole #7 at Duncan Meadows is a short 117 yards up hill playing about 135 yards on this day! Pin placement was a white flag on the second tier of a narrow green! There was no wind to speak of and it was about five degrees and sunny late morning! It’s winter golf so I always take an extra club and this day I hit a 9 iron which I caught clean straight towards the flag! My playing partner said that it looked really good but it was a blind landing and I thought I was long!

When we got to the top of the hill no one hit the green with the two others short right and I figured I was long at the back of the green!

One of my playing partners, Mike Bates, also a member jokingly calls out to look in the hole! I laughed and walked over and there was my slightly used Titleist Pro V1 sitting nicely at the bottom of the cup! We were all pretty excited! Rest of the round was nothing to write home about, but it will be a day to remember for a long time to come!

Lisa Nye, Uplands Golf Club, Hole #17

I got a second hole-in-one on March 9th on hole #17 at Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, B.C.

Editors Note: Lisa’s previous hole-in-one was recorded on February 1, 2024 . You can find the post here.

David Pollak, Coronado Golf Course, Hole #9

My second hole-in-one in my life (first one in 2015). Wish I could tell you the names of my playing partners. My wife and I are wintering in San Diego and of the three partners, I only remember the first name of one of them (Jeff). This was my first time meeting them as I got grouped as a single. We know golf is a funny game. I was fairly tired from a bad night’s sleep and didn’t have much energy. I was playing quite badly so told everyone I’m going to stop after nine holes. Turns out the hole-in-one shot was pretty much the only good swing I had all day on hole #9. Guess that’s all you need. I played it from the green tees about 131 yards. Used a 5 iron. As soon as I hit the shot, I thought it might be close. Hit the green about two feet left of the pin, it spun dead right, and plunk! In the cup!

Huberte Landry, Aberdeen Country Club, Hole #17

It was done on February 10, 2024 at Aberdeen. I used an 8 iron and it was 108 yards. The witnesses were Richard Daunais and France Cloutier.


Marianna Tooley, Legends Golf & Country Club, Hole #15

It was unbelievable and I’m still not sure I can believe it yet. We golf at this course in January, February, and March as we are snowbirds. Everyone at this course is so friendly and we have so much fun with the starter, the bag handlers as well as the cart boys. The day of the golf game was sunny and hot but a beautiful day. The guys teed off first. They were my husband, Harry Hale, and our neighbour, Dave Badcock. Then the girls teed off; my neighbour, Kathy Badcock, and then me. I was at 87 yards so I used my 7 iron and wasn’t sure if I would get there. It was a middle right pin and hit left on the green and rolled with a nice curl to the hole. When it dropped in the hole there was a lot of screaming and cheering as you could believe. It was a super day.

Ryan Hutton, Tsawwassen Springs, Hole #4

I was with two members of my Langara men’s club league and my best friend Jay. It was 169 with a 4 hybrid landed in the cup and stayed in.

Paul Hopper, New Smyrna Beach, Hole #12

As a 62-year-old snow bird from Barrie, Ontario, I play the New Smyrna Beach Municipal at least twice a week. I was matched up by the starter with a couple of older gentlemen named Vic and Dave. It was 143 middle pin. I hit a 5 rescue club. Didn’t quite catch it and it hit just short left of the green. It was a low cutter that rolled out and disappeared. I didn’t get a picture as I use my Garmin watch now and don’t carry my phone here as much as I do at home. I play 200 rounds a year now and like many people have been very close before. It was 9:10 in the morning so I got off easy in the buying beers department. On a side note, I played the course a few days later. The pin hadn’t moved. So, I was very excited. Hit the same club. Actually, hit it much better. Landed pin high and rolled off back. Took a bogey. Crazy game.