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.

Mary Beth McKenna, Westmount, Hole #3

Our very own Golf Canada staff member, Mary Beth McKenna, achieved an ace at the Westmount Golf and Country Club. This is her second hole-in-one!

It was at the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship Media Day, so it was quite an event to get the hole-in-one. It was at Westmount Golf & Country Club on Hole #3 from 179 yards and I hit a 4 iron. I was playing with a few members of the media (Brady Kingsbury and Gary McKay) and the host club exemption from Westmount (Angella Lee). Hole #3 is right beside the clubhouse so there was lots of excitement!

Brad Wightman, Two Eagles, Hole #9

Was a heck of timing to get my first hole-in-one.

It was the First Men’s night at Two Eagles in over 2 years! We had co-sponsored the night so playing with some friends and work mates.

Shotgun start and we started on hole 3 – on hole 6 I nearly lipped out a hole in one…!! My cousin Tyler, was in the group in front and said the ball JUST cut across the top of the hole and came to rest about 2 feet away. I was asked by one of my playing partners if I have every had a hole-in-one. ‘No” I said… that is about as close as I ever have! But funny enough I also said that before that shot, the closest I ever had to hole-in-one was hole 9 here at Two eagles a number of years ago.

Cut to hole 9… 

I see the Cherry Hill coffee tent set up, but there is no signage to indicate anything special, I assume they just sponsored Men’s night…Cass from Cherry Hill is handing out coffee and I ask what the yardage looks like.  He said it is about 155 yards…with the wind and slope of the green play a 140 yard club.  So, I grab a 9 iron and step up. Hit it crisp with a bit of baby fade, it landed nice. There was a crest in front of the hole that I willed it to get over, because it would leak down towards the hole if it did. It did indeed and began running towards the hole…at this point we knew it was going to be decent, as we watched it roll towards the hole… and suddenly it just disappeared. IN!

Of course, we all went wild and about halfway thru the celebration Cass from Cherry Hill says to me…you know you just won a prize right??!! I had no idea! And the celebration started all over again!  We were all super pumped.

Thankfully not all 120 guys stayed for dinner and drinks, so the bar tab wasn’t too bad!!

Great memory!

The superintendent sent the exact hole stats: 161 yards.

Thank you for the reach out!  Still feels unreal.

Don Jaques, Beach Grove, Hole #10

Thanks so much for your note and the congratulations.

I was playing with my usual Saturday group and couldn’t have asked for better company to share the occasion with – thanks to Ryan Fathers, Jody Cloutier and Matthew McReynolds (who recently got his first at Cabot Cliffs!!!) for making it an amazing day. Big thanks to my wife and kids for putting up with my obsession.

It was hole 10, playing 170 with the pin back left. I hit a full 8 iron with a draw to hold off the wind coming off the lake from the left.

Finally, and maybe as importantly, the round was by far the best of my life. 67 (-5) gross beat my previous best on my home course (Beach Grove) by 10 strokes.

Grady Taylor, Nest Golf Club, Hole #8

What a great email to get, thank you very much.  

It was my first ever, so quite the experience. 

I was playing with two of my regular partners, Mark Kolchetski and Terry Needle. The yardage that day was 168 and a strong left to right wind. I used my 7 iron and hit into the wind and let it carry the ball back towards the green. The ball bounced once and then disappeared into the cup. We all saw it so clearly it was awesome. 

Once it happened word spread quickly and before I knew our club GM, Peter Young, was driving out in the cart to congratulate me. So happy that I did it on my home course at the Nest, it’s in beautiful condition and the staff is top notch. It was great to share it with all of them. Thanks for the certificate. 

Grant King, Royal Ashburn Golf Club, Hole #13

Thanks for the encouragement. As a senior it’s always fun when you do something special and get some recognition for it.

I was playing with two members of Royal Ashburn, Tom Morgan and Doug Acomb. The hole measured 140 yards to the flag, and I used a 9 iron. June 15, 2022 at Royal Ashburn Golf Club.

Thanks again,

Grant King

Greg Kothlow, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Hole #4

It was playing about 192 yards with a heavy wind coming at us, I used my 7 wood. I golfed with Rob Side, Ken Brimacombe, and Mark (not sure last name).

Greg Sobie, Elmhurst Golf and Country Club, Hole #14

My first ace – such a thrill!

I was playing a club match with three of my friends: Jeff Palson, Derrick Smyth, and Jim Scollan Jr. The 14th hole at Elmhurst was playing 159 and I hit 7 iron to a front right pin.

Thanks for the poster!

Best wishes,

Greg Sobie

James Wilkins, Nico Wynd, Hole #6

My daughter is a new golfer and as a Father’s Day surprise, she booked a round of golf at Nico Wynd in Surrey. On the 6th hole, 150 yard, par 3, I took out my Cobra 5 Hybrid and gave it an easy swing. Nice high, down the middle shot, which took one bounce and a small roll. As we walked up, we checked the hole and there it was. Hole-in-one!

Jamie Newton, Willow Park, Hole #2

Good morning!

154 yards, 8 iron. 2nd off and aced it just before 7am. Was playing with fellow member Dylan Brigley. Thanks to my friend and pin setter Larry Gems, who set an easy pin for me that day. 

Lyle Langlois, Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Hole #18

Thanks for the graphic!

Fun way to finish off the round for sure. Best finish ever …birdie, eagle (on a temp green), par and hole-in-one. This was my fourth hole in one since 2015 (when I turned 55) so there is hope for all that stick with this wonderful game full we all love.

Played our annual Father’s Day golf day with two foursomes. Below is a picture of myself holding the ball (and clockwise) brother-in-law Steve Reagh, friends Harry Pettit and Mike Doiron.

The hole played 187yds. I hit a 5 iron into a slight breeze (not a Bandon dunes breeze). The Titleist prov1x ball hit an undulation in front of the green which redirected the ball in a straight line to the hole … the ball felt like butter coming off the club which resulted in the best iron shot of the day.

Malcolm Adams, Earl Grey Golf Course, Hole #7

Hole 7 at Earl Grey Golf Club. 152 yards to a front right pin. I hit a 9 iron. Landed 4 feet in front of pin and bounced once and rolled in.

I was playing with fellow Earl Grey members:

  • Ying Yuen
  • Chris Zee
  • Derek Gaume   

Was actually playing a match against Chris and won that hole and the match 3&2. 😊

This is my 6th hole-in-one and my third since August 10th 2021.

Best,

Malcolm Adams

Marc Laverdiere, Muskoka Bay Club, Hole #17

Dear Golf Canada,

Many thanks for your message on my hole-in-one at Muskoka Bay. I am in love with my new home course Muskoka Bay as I moved from family to Bracebridge from Oakville and quickly joined Muskoka Bay last October. 

Luckily, this was my second ever hole-in-one, first one in 2003 at Royal Woodbine.

This one was special as was on the fantastic 17th. From blue tees, it was 177 yards, back right pin…playing about 173 adjusted and big slope in the middle of the green. It was extremely windy that day so this hole was playing downwind. I was 3rd to hit. First player hit it little heavy didn’t make the green. Second player, Norm, hit his best iron shot of the day to within 5 feet. Said to myself let’s beat that and finish strong and flushed an 8 iron. One hop and in! The guys I played with were more excited that I was at first….I played in a five some as the Friday groups were mixed up and when I showed up, players had tee off earlier! Thanks to Norm, Jeff, Jean, and David W.

What was interesting was my first hole-in-one (I have the ball, a plaque and the scorecard), I shot the same score and both times the clubhouse was closed. First for a wedding and Friday at Muskoka Bay the power was out so celebrating delayed (mind you we had a toast in the parking lot). Lastly, I played yesterday Father’s Day and on 17th plying it for the first time since the ace! I hit it to 5 feet and made the birdie! Thanks to the staff and members from Muskoka Bay for reaching out as was the first hole-in-one this season! 

Matthew Fleury, Conestoga, Hole #6

Thank you very much.

This was my second hole-in-one. My first was on #16 at Rebel Creek and I was just as shocked this time around.

I was playing our men’s league round. White tees, so it was only playing about 105 yards, into the wind about 118. I used my Cleveland 54° wedge. Wind was straight into us, so I just aimed at the flag and went for it.

I was golfing with my brother Tim Fleury (who also has two  hole-in-one’s) and Bob Curylo (who has a hole-in-one, on the same hole).

I vaguely recall Tim calling out “that’s in” when the ball landed a foot behind the pin and spun back just enough to drop.

I was just happy to get one hole-in-one. Having two now is something else.

Thanks again,

Matt

Matthew Walters, Conestoga, Hole #4

Thank you for reaching out I appreciate it. I was playing with two ladies I met that day, Sue Howard and Elaine (I’ve forgotten her last name). The yardage to the pin was 132 yards and I hit a pitching wedge.

Michael Hubbard, Gleneagles Golf Course, Hole #14

I was playing with what I term my “soccer buddies”. We have played soccer with or against each other over many years, now playing Over 55’s even though we are all in our 60’s. I have been playing 9 holes at Gleneagles with these guys with generally two foursomes on Tuesday late afternoon or evenings for the past probably 2 years. I was playing with Peter and Don as we were just a threesome on this day.

The hole was only playing 104 yards this day, no wind to speak of, I was hitting 1st and I was hitting my usual 51-degree gap wedge.

A nice smooth swing and that solid, sweet feel off the club. It was on a good line in the air, and we were all watching it closely. It landed about 4 feet past the hole with me saying “come on get in the hole” and the backspin did just that, drew it back into the hole. Just how you envision it. 😊. We let out a big cheer and were high fives all around. Very exciting that is for sure.

I have been playing golf probably since I was 7, but never very many rounds until recent years even though I thoroughly enjoy getting out to play and this is my very 1st hole in one ever and that even includes pitch and putt.

Thanks.

Michael Hubbard

Michael Jug, Maple Ridge Golf Club, Hole #13

Thank you for the great email, I appreciate it. 

I was golfing in Men’s League May 28th, and had John, Ed, Bill, and myself in a foursome. It was hole 13, the yardage was 204, and l used a 7 iron. I knew l had struck the ball well, and was going to be sitting good, but l had no idea it went in the hole. As we came down the hill towards the green l didn’t see a ball on the green, and so proceeded to grab a wedge and putter. After walking around a bit l decided to look in the hole, and there it was sitting at the bottom of the cup. It was my first hole-in-one, so as you can imagine l was rather ecstatic. Pretty sure half the golf course heard my cheer. Ha-ha.

Thank you,

Michael

Peter Khouri, Cedar Brae Golf Club, Hole #2

Thank you so much for the graphic and congratulations!

It was by far the most special golf moment I’ve had. 

I was playing in Men’s Day with my girlfriend’s dad (hopefully future father-in-law Michael Burns). We stepped up to the second tee at Cedar Brae and noticed it was the closest to the pin hole for the week. Someone had already put one close, but I felt lucky. 

The hole was playing 147 so I decided to hit a smooth 8 iron (Mizuno JPX 850 Forged). It was a high baby-draw that looked good the whole way (I was yelling be right). The ball pitched 1.5-2 feet before the pin, hopped, spun hard … then it disappeared. I looked at Michael and yelled “I think that went in the hole”. We weren’t 100% sure until we walked up to the green and saw the ball in the cup. We both celebrated together and it was a really special moment between us. Neither of us had ever seen a hole in one before.

All the best,

Peter Khouri

Richard Watson, Kananaskis Country, Hole #15

Thank you for the kind words!

I was playing in a foursome with Rick Barnay, his daughter Stephanie and James Early. The pin was 157 yards out and I hit a clean 8 iron, landed short of the pin and rolled right in!
 
Thank you!

Richard Watson

Ronald Rampersaud, Deer Creek Golf Club, Hole #14

I am very pleased to have received your email.

I played with Barry Wong, also a Deer Creek member.

The distance was 121 yards to the pin, a front flag, it was a windy day, with about a 10 to 15 kmh wind in my back on this hole, and I used a pitching wedge, that landed softly about 3 yards short of the pin and rolled up. I said to my playing partner that will be very close, and asked…did it disappear?, meaning in the hole. He said he saw it approaching the pin, but couldn’t tell, as it was a light green ball, similar to the green. What he thought was the ball a few feet behind the pin, was just a green leaf, and as I was about 75 yards walking up, I realized, that was a leaf, and quite naturally thought to myself “after 25 years of playing I finally got one”. This was soon confirmed, as I got to the pin.

With sincere thanks,

Ronald Rampersaud

Serge Boisvert, Greyhawk Golf Club, Hole #12

Thank you so much for your kind words. 

I was playing with my wife, Véronique Fortin, and my two good friends, Sylvie and Guy Scott. The 12th hole on Talon was playing at 150 yards that day and the pin placement was in front (red flag). I used a 9 iron, the ball hit the green about 10 feet and rolled in the hole… It was very cool to see it fall in the hole. It was my second hole-in-one, my first one was 30 years ago.

Terri Tinella, St. George’s, Hole #13

Good morning and thanks again for sharing in the excitement of my hole-in-one!  I love the Golf Canada image below as a memento.

Inspired by a fantastic week of amazing golf at the Canadian Open at our beautiful club, St. George’s, both my husband Bruce Barber and I were eager to play again as member play resumed on Tuesday June 14th. The rough was still very rough (!) and the hazards included trucks being loaded up in the middle of the 17th fairway and stands in the process of being dismantled. The clubhouse and most other services were still closed and some of the staff were worried that it was too soon to open for members. None of this mattered to us as it was a gorgeous day, and we were just so happy to be golfing on the heels of the golf greats.  

Bruce played earlier with the boys, and I played with Lynn Benson (Kelly Dalton left our threesome after 10). I have to say I was having a very good golf day. Approach shots inspired by Rory, the putts were hitting their mark like Tony on 18, and while I did find sand and rough, my drives were mostly hitting the fairways. I finally broke 90 at St. George’s – for me a personal best.

When we reached Hole #13, I mentioned to Lynn that I had bought new clubs last year and was still trying to find the right club for this hole. I thought I would try my 6 hybrid (Callaway Mavrik Max W) and it was perfect for the ~134 yardage. It was a good strike, and we watched the ball fly over the water and land on the green about 10 yards in front and left of the flag. It was surreal to watch it roll up the hill towards the flag and into the hole with the Canadian Open signage still standing proudly as a backdrop. I’m sure everyone on the course heard us as Lynn’s excitement confirmed that indeed it was a hole-in-one. Does it get any better for a golfer??!!

Lynn captured the moment with a few pictures and was happy to recount the story over dinner and a celebratory drink with Bruce and her husband James Cook (the clubhouse was closed so we found a nearby patio for the four of us).

Vince Loewen, Ardmore Golf Course, Hole #5

Thank you for the acknowledgment. It was sure a great feeling! I was golfing with my regular partner, Jeff Wonnenberg, and our two friends, Russ Benwell and Don Galbraith. It was a 110 yard, pitching wedge for me.

Thanks again,

Vince

Zack MacMillan, Bayview, Hole #6

Hey Golf Canada,

That image you guys made is so cool. I was playing with my really good friend Tyler Bunker and a kid from Bayview named Micheal Cohen. The hole was 170 and I hit a 3 wood. Then it dropped into the back right pin. I shot from the white tee. Neon Callaway super soft ball.

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).

Brad Wightman, Two Eagles, Hole #9

Was a heck of timing to get my first hole-in-one.

It was the First Men’s night at Two Eagles in over 2 years! We had co-sponsored the night so playing with some friends and work mates.

Shotgun start and we started on hole 3 – on hole 6 I nearly lipped out a hole in one…!! My cousin Tyler, was in the group in front and said the ball JUST cut across the top of the hole and came to rest about 2 feet away. I was asked by one of my playing partners if I have every had a hole-in-one. ‘No” I said… that is about as close as I ever have! But funny enough I also said that before that shot, the closest I ever had to hole-in-one was hole 9 here at Two eagles a number of years ago.

Cut to hole 9… 

I see the Cherry Hill coffee tent set up, but there is no signage to indicate anything special, I assume they just sponsored Men’s night…Cass from Cherry Hill is handing out coffee and I ask what the yardage looks like.  He said it is about 155 yards…with the wind and slope of the green play a 140 yard club.  So, I grab a 9 iron and step up. Hit it crisp with a bit of baby fade, it landed nice. There was a crest in front of the hole that I willed it to get over, because it would leak down towards the hole if it did. It did indeed and began running towards the hole…at this point we knew it was going to be decent, as we watched it roll towards the hole… and suddenly it just disappeared. IN!

Of course, we all went wild and about halfway thru the celebration Cass from Cherry Hill says to me…you know you just won a prize right??!! I had no idea! And the celebration started all over again!  We were all super pumped.

Thankfully not all 120 guys stayed for dinner and drinks, so the bar tab wasn’t too bad!!

Great memory!

The superintendent sent the exact hole stats: 161 yards.

Thank you for the reach out!  Still feels unreal.

Bill Dickout, Edmonton Country Club, Hole #13

Many thanks for the recognition. The setting was Men’s Day at the ECC. A blustery day with the breeze into us. My foursome included Harold Schmaltz, Trevor Theman and Dave Reich. I was last to hit (says something about the game I was having) and noticed my partners had come up short on the 172-yard hole. I clubbed up to a 4 iron and hit a baby draw to the left front hole position. My mates could see the ball disappear, I thought it had slipped into the swale at the left side of the green. Harold was first to arrive at the green and when no ball was found on the green, he confirmed the surprise, “in the hole”. Unfortunately, as a bunch of old guys we never considered capturing the moment on camera. Club policy has free beverages for all and as it was Men’s Day there were many happy members to share the event!  

Once again thanks for the recognition.

Regards,

Bill

Bill Whiteford, Brockville Country Club, Hole #15

Thank you. Yardage was 170 I hit a 3 hybrid and was playing with Rick Moran and Gord Porter.

Chris Northfield, TPC Toronto, Hole #5

Thanks. The hole was playing about 155 yards uphill slightly into the wind. I used a 6 iron and hit a great shot just short and left of the pin. It rolled about 2 yards turned right then in. I was playing with my good friend Ralph Geronimo. This was my 3rd hole-in-one.

Chris Rooney, Bally Haly Country Club, Hole #13

Thank you for the lovely note.

It was a chilly and windy day. Hit a decent 5 iron shot into the wind, landed short of the hole then rolled in with some pace. Couldn’t quite tell if it dropped from the tee, but a passerby witnessed it and confirmed that it dropped as we approached the green. My playing partners were Andrew Marshall, Blair Evans and Mark Summers.

Warm regards,

Chris

Colin Varley, The Lakes Golf Club, Hole #17

Hey.

Thanks for your kind letter.

Playing partners that day, left to right – myself, Kevin Black in the back, Bernie Gouthro and Laurie Murchison far right. The hole can be windy and with that in mind, I punched a 6 iron to the hole – approximately 120 yards away. Someone told me afterwards ‘it doesn’t matter what the yardage is, say you hit a pitching wedge’. It was what it was. As you suggest, a special moment shared with special friends. Thanks again for your letter. 

Colin Varley

Dale Preston, Storey Creek Golf Club, Hole #5

Thanks for the congrats on my hoke in one.

I was playing with Dan Betinson, Grant Desmet, and Nick Boyd.  Wednesday is men’s night at storey creek. The 4 of us play together pretty much every Wednesday.  That night the yardage was 180 yards. I used a hybrid 4 iron. No of us were sure the ball went in just because of where the pin was. Couple of the guys thought it was in but weren’t sure. I had to go look in the hole to be sure. It was my second hole-in-one on hole 5 at storey creek and third overall. All three happened on men’s night. It was a pretty special moment last week for sure.  

Thanks,

Dale Preston 

Darcy Walushka, The Rise Golf Course, Hole #18

Appreciate the congratulations on my first ever hole-in-one! Was quite a rush for sure.

Date: Wednesday June 8, 2022

Hole: #18 at The Rise, in Vernon, BC

Yardage: 198

Club: 7 Iron

Playing Partners: Jeremy Yarwood, Tony Walsh, and Kyle Greening. 

Thanks again for the congratulations! Look forward to seeing what you guys do with the rest of my information.

Dave Hathway, Acton Golf Club, Hole #16

Thanks for taking an interest in my hole-in-one!

It’s only the 3rd time my wife (Kathye) and I have played the course starting last year. As mentioned, I played with my wife and we were paired with a father and son, John and Jeff (we have no details about them) and Jeff graciously acted as a witness when I reported to the clubhouse (and he signed the card). The hole normally plays 160 yards from the Whites, as per the scorecard but the tee box was under repair and as per GPS, it showed as 122 yds to the middle. We were hitting from the fairway and the hole is slightly uphill so we could not see the cup. I used a 9 iron and saw it was right at the pin but as the greens weren’t holding that day, I fully expected the ball to bounce off the back of the green into the rough. Jokingly, before going to look in the rough, I said I’d just take a quick look in the cup and there it was! I was so shocked it was in.

This is my 2nd hole-in-one in my life. My first was last year, June 19 at Nottawasaga Hill course, hole #9. I waited 56 years for my first one and less than a year for the 2nd. Can’t wait for June 2023!

Thanks again for your interest.

Dave Hathway

Diane Paterson, Kelowna, Hole #13

Hi, 

Thank you so much! It was so fun.

I was golfing with Colleen Simpson, Sherry Bradley and Valerie Bitner. Val saw it hit the pin, but I walked fine with my 9 iron and putter thinking it rolled off the green. 

I used a Callaway 7 wood, and it was a front pin. I believe the front was 128 on my Garmin but it was over water.

I actually had another one almost 6 years ago on hole #7 at Black Mountain. Needless to say, my husband who has never had one is less than impressed. Ha ha!

Regards,

Diane 

Dylan Kearley, Raven Crest Golf & Country Club, Hole #3

On 06/10/2022, I was golfing with my dad and another partner who we had just met that day. It was early in our round, 3rd hole to be exact, when we approached a Par 3 from about 135 yards out. I used my 8 iron and hit a clean shot but just to the right of the green. There was a mound over there, and having previously played there, was hoping for a kick left. Sure enough, it catches the mound, kicks left and rolls towards the hole. It disappears as it got close to the hole and I was pretty sure it was one, along with one of my partners. They let me approach the green and sure enough, the ball was in. The whole day was a blur after!  

Thanks! 

Dylan Kearley

Irene Clarkson, Carnoustie Golf Club, Hole #14

What a pleasant surprise.

Indeed, I got a hole-in-one on the #14 par 3 at the Carnoustie Golf Course on Monday June 6, 2022. I used my Taylormade M4, 6 hybrid to hit 131 yards. I landed the green and watched the ball roll to the pin. I wasn’t certain of it falling in the hole, as that is beyond belief. I actually thought it rimmed the hole and rolled behind the pin. As I approached the green, I finally suspected that I had actually achieved a hole-in-one since the ball did not have enough momentum to roll to the back of the green. It’s an exciting moment of golf!

I played my round with Annie Lucas and Gail Limmert who are both members of the Carnoustie Ladies Club.

Unfortunately, we did not take a picture of me on the green as this is my second hole-in-one on the #14 par 3. The first occurred October 4, 2015, when I was playing with Jan Hull, Trena Cole and Vivian Dawson from our Carnoustie Ladies Club. 

My second hole-in-one July 30, 2019, on the #8 par 3 at Carnoustie while playing with Barb Boivin and Denise Pineau who are members of the Carnoustie Ladies Club.

I have golfed all over Canada and I think it is amazing to get a hole-in-one, however I can’t believe that I have had three of them and all on the same course with ladies from my club.

I can share a picture of the ball. When getting a hole-in-one, I immediately pull out my Sharpie and write the date, hole number, and have the ladies I am golfing with sign my ball.

Thank you so much for the wonderful graphic.  What a surprising acknowledgement!

Kindest regards,

Irene Clarkson

Jeff Pearce, Collicutt Siding, Hole #14

Thank you very much. The distance was 165 yards. Used a 8 iron and was playing with fellow members Ken Sharrun, Brad Kaminski and Masayaki Tsuzuki. Once again thank you for the email!

John Gustavson, Capilano, Hole #4

Thank you for the email and the certificate for my hole-in-one. Further to your email, I would like to share the details of my experience.

The day started off with my wife Monica, son Hans and his girlfriend Sarah teeing off in the rain at Capilano. After three holes of rain, the rain stopped, and we all teed off #4 the par 3 at Capilano Golf and Country Club. My son teed of first, then I hit my tee shot… Hans watched the shot and said “I think that went in ?” … Monica and Sarah then hit their tee shots. We all walked up to the green, there were 3 balls on the green … as I walked by the hole I saw my ball in the hole! What a great feeling!

The distance was 148 yards and the club I used was a 6 iron … (I don’t hit my irons as far anymore, but I guess far enough!)

I have played golf for a long time and always wanted to get a hole-in-one. To be able to achieve this with your wife and son was very memorable and special experience for my first hole-in-one! As well, Sarah the fourth in our group has had 2 hole-in-one’s! So there more work to be done to catch her!

Thanks again for your email.

Regards,

John Gustavson

Jonathan Griffith, Marine Drive Golf Club, Hole #14

Thank you, it definitely is pretty exciting! The people I played with are Nailin Esmail and Khairun Vellani. I didn’t previously know them and joined up on their tee time. The yardage was 138 yards and I use my Taylor made p7mc 9 iron.

Thanks,

Jonathan Griffith

Josh Sone, King’s Riding Golf Club, Hole #2

Thank you so much! It was a very exciting feeling!

I was playing with my dad, Evan, and one of his friends, Mark. 

The yardage was 131 Yards to the blue flag placement, and I hit a pitching wedge. 

Thanks,

Josh

Luka Brtan, Carlisle, Hole #16

Thank you for reaching out and your kinds words in regards to my hole-in-one! It’s definitely a moment I will never forget!

I was playing with my two friends, Robby Randhawa and Brent Teunissen, who are both Golf Canada members as well. We were about 125 yards out and I used my Pitching Wedge to hit the shot!

Thanks again for reaching out! Have a great day!

Sincerely,

Luka Brtan

Mark Caplan, Point Grey, Hole #13

Thank you. 13th hole, 160 yards into the wind. 6 iron.

Mark Taciuk, Century Pines Golf Club, Hole #13

Thanks for the note.

It was my second round of the day, so I was playing with a single and a mom and son twosome. The two men signed the card

It was hole #13 and I was playing the white tees, it was 148 to the pin and I hit a 7 iron. The ball was a ChromeSoft Canada ball. 

Thanks again for the note.

Neil Ringwood, Royal Ontario Golf Club, Hole #8

Wow…my legend precedes me. Big thanks for the high five and you’re right: I’ll be talking about that one for a while. 

Probably like most distinctly average golfers, I spent too much time looking for my ball over the back of the green. 

Neil

Oliver McEvoy, Shannon Lake Golf Club, Hole #16

Thanks for the kudos.

It was on hole 16 which 147 yards with a 9 iron.

Witnessed by Dana Bennett and Sean Wall.

Cheers,

Ollie McEvoy

Patricia Allyne Hayes, Cedar Green Golf Course, Hole #16

Thank you for the recognition. Happy to share.

  • Cobra F7 Driver
  • Callaway ECO ball
  • Yardage 131
  • Playing with Ken Ellis of Garson 

Patricia Hayes

Peter Theocharis, Stratford Country Club, Hole #10

Hello!

I had to rush to the course to make my 4:28pm tee time because of a busy day at work. Once I got there, I felt flustered because I wasn’t able to warm up on the range or putting green. I didn’t end up shooting very well on the front 9 so I had to grab myself a beer at the halfway house to reset for the back 9.

Hole 10 was playing 168 yards that day with the front pin. My friend Andrew Barton stuck his shot 8 feet near the pin, and my other friend Brad McClure stuck his shot 10 feet near the pin. When it was my turn to hit, I took out my 8 iron and made a subtle comment “want to see a third?” When I hit my shot, it felt so pure as it headed directly for the hole. The ball landed 5 feet short, and we were all watching to see if it would roll in, and once it did the group erupted. Our 4th group member Reilly McCann grabbed me to start celebrating and I felt like I blacked out because I couldn’t believe what happened. I’m sure the whole course heard us celebrating!

Thank you!

Peter Theocharis

Peter Lavergne, Maple Ridge Golf Club, Hole #6

Thank you for the recognition.

I was playing with some of my regular Tuesday night guys; Greg Nanton, Tim Clark and Geoff Wheaton. 

It was 130 yards to the pin. I hit my 8 iron left of the pin by about 30 feet but it came down off the side hill and across the green and into the cup. 

Ironically, none of us saw it go in from the tee box as the pin was behind a sand trap. When we got to the green, we could not find my ball until I looked in the cup and there it was!

P.S. This was my first ever HIO! I am 67 and I have been playing golf for about 45 years. 

Sam Forgione, The Pulpit Club, Hole #7

Thank you for reaching out.

Friday was a perfect day at The Pulpit, one of the most beautiful courses in Canada.  

I was playing with two other Members that day, Greg Blackstock and Buddy Pitt as well as our new Director of Golf – Donovan Fraser.

The hole-in-one happened on hole #7, blue tees, the pin placement was back center, wind right to left and the distance was 134 yards. I hit an 8 iron and it one hopped into the hole. A very exciting moment.

This was my second hole in one.  The other one was also on hole #7 at the Paintbrush.

It was a fun moment to share with our foursome and the other groups that we were with that day.

Thank you,

Sam

Scott Cherrey, Whistle Bear Golf Club, Hole #8

It certainly was an exciting evening on June 10 for my first hole-in-one!

We were sitting eating dinner and thought…let’s go get 9 holes in at the Bear, so we quickly finished up and got ready for golf. It was my wife Christa, daughter Katelynne and youngest son Kaese (our oldest son Tyson was at work).

It was a beautiful sunny evening for golf. Once we got around to the par 3 #8 hole, I pulled my 8 iron for the 155 yd shot. When I hit the ball, I knew it was tracking towards the hole, but there was a ridge just over the bunker, so I didn’t know the ball went in the hole (I knew it had to be close to the hole). My family proceeded to hit from the red tees. When we got up to the green, we couldn’t see the ball, Kaese was the first to the hole…and confirmed the ball was in! There was obviously a big celebration (shock)…and hugs all around! It was a fantastic moment shared with the family.

Scott Cherrey

Sebastian Gonzalez, Deerfield Golf Club, Hole #9

Thank you so much for this note!

Details are:
Hole 9
138 yards
9 iron
SWISH! Not even a roll and dunks right in the cup. Perfect shot!

Best part is it was on my last day in my 30’s! Turned 40 the next day.

Spencer Noakes, TPC Toronto, Hole #7

Thank you! First one ever. It was on hole #7 north course at Osprey valley golf tees yardage was 201 yards.

Susan Holm, Canmore Golf Club, Hole #8

Thank you for this nice congratulations note from Golf Canada.  

I was golfing my second round of the day (after a morning women’s open tournament at our club) with my husband David Holm on his  65th birthday, our son Marcus Holm age 24 and who was playing golf as if he’s played all his life (he hasn’t – he’s a skier and a climber) and our best man and friend Allan Zivot who has taught me a lot about golf over 30 years especially when we were members at the Hamptons Golf course when it initially opened. I used to play 36 holes there, as I’m a school teacher with summers off, and was very close to a hole-in-one. I remember that one because I was playing alone and was thankful it didn’t go in as I didn’t have any witnesses.  Well, I sure had the best witnesses today. 

Right after the three men had tee’d off from the blue tee box my husband said matter of factly as they unnecessarily do, “hurry up Susan, the group is right behind us”. So, I grabbed my 9 iron after reading 130 yards on my Garmin. I hit it high and it dropped in front of the pin on the green and rolled right in!  

Sincerely,

Susan Holm

Thomas White, Riverside Country Club, Hole #8

Wow, thank you. My playing partners were Bob Haines, Mike Tilley, and Chris Gulliver. I used a pitching wedge and the yardage that day was 132 yards. This was my first hole-in-one, so we are pretty pumped.

Thank you again, 

Tom White

Tom White, Cordova Bay Golf Course, Hole #17

Playing with Rob Russell and Robert Reese. 150 yards. 4 hybrid.

Mike Vercillo, Paradise Canyon, Hole #17

Thank you for your email. It’s as a pleasant surprise as the actual hole-in-one.

The details are:

  • I was playing with Brian Thiessen and Mike Tkachuk who are also members at Paradise Canyon.
  • I was using the championship (blue) tees so approximate yardage was 190 yards and I used a 5 iron.
  • I saw the ball land just before the green, bounce and then roll on the green. It was deep middle (white) flag positioned on the right side of the green. Because of our vantage point we could see most of the pin (flag) but could not see the cup. Therefore, we did not see it roll in. When we got there, we did not see my ball anywhere on the green, so Mike Tkachuk was the first to assume it went in and sure enough found my ball in the cup.
  • Strangely, although I was happy as it was my very first hole-in-one, I took it all in stride and did not get overly excited. I probably would have gotten more excited if I could have watched it roll in.

Thank you for your congratulations. I use the Golf Canada app every time I golf and keep my score and a few statistics on a hole-by-hole basis. It’s an awesome app. Keep the good work.

Regards,

Mike Vercillo

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.

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).

Brad Wightman, Two Eagles, Hole #9

Was a heck of timing to get my first hole-in-one.

It was the First Men’s night at Two Eagles in over 2 years! We had co-sponsored the night so playing with some friends and work mates.

Shotgun start and we started on hole 3 – on hole 6 I nearly lipped out a hole in one…!! My cousin Tyler, was in the group in front and said the ball JUST cut across the top of the hole and came to rest about 2 feet away. I was asked by one of my playing partners if I have every had a hole-in-one. ‘No” I said… that is about as close as I ever have! But funny enough I also said that before that shot, the closest I ever had to hole-in-one was hole 9 here at Two eagles a number of years ago.

Cut to hole 9… 

I see the Cherry Hill coffee tent set up, but there is no signage to indicate anything special, I assume they just sponsored Men’s night…Cass from Cherry Hill is handing out coffee and I ask what the yardage looks like.  He said it is about 155 yards…with the wind and slope of the green play a 140 yard club.  So, I grab a 9 iron and step up. Hit it crisp with a bit of baby fade, it landed nice. There was a crest in front of the hole that I willed it to get over, because it would leak down towards the hole if it did. It did indeed and began running towards the hole…at this point we knew it was going to be decent, as we watched it roll towards the hole… and suddenly it just disappeared. IN!

Of course, we all went wild and about halfway thru the celebration Cass from Cherry Hill says to me…you know you just won a prize right??!! I had no idea! And the celebration started all over again!  We were all super pumped.

Thankfully not all 120 guys stayed for dinner and drinks, so the bar tab wasn’t too bad!!

Great memory!

The superintendent sent the exact hole stats: 161 yards.

Thank you for the reach out!  Still feels unreal.

Sam Forgione, The Pulpit Club, Hole #7

Thank you for reaching out.

Friday was a perfect day at The Pulpit, one of the most beautiful courses in Canada.  

I was playing with two other Members that day, Greg Blackstock and Buddy Pitt as well as our new Director of Golf – Donovan Fraser.

The hole-in-one happened on hole #7, blue tees, the pin placement was back center, wind right to left and the distance was 134 yards. I hit an 8 iron and it one hopped into the hole. A very exciting moment.

This was my second hole in one.  The other one was also on hole #7 at the Paintbrush.

It was a fun moment to share with our foursome and the other groups that we were with that day.

Thank you,

Sam

Scott Cherrey, Whistle Bear Golf Club, Hole #8

It certainly was an exciting evening on June 10 for my first hole-in-one!

We were sitting eating dinner and thought…let’s go get 9 holes in at the Bear, so we quickly finished up and got ready for golf. It was my wife Christa, daughter Katelynne and youngest son Kaese (our oldest son Tyson was at work).

It was a beautiful sunny evening for golf. Once we got around to the par 3 #8 hole, I pulled my 8 iron for the 155 yd shot. When I hit the ball, I knew it was tracking towards the hole, but there was a ridge just over the bunker, so I didn’t know the ball went in the hole (I knew it had to be close to the hole). My family proceeded to hit from the red tees. When we got up to the green, we couldn’t see the ball, Kaese was the first to the hole…and confirmed the ball was in! There was obviously a big celebration (shock)…and hugs all around! It was a fantastic moment shared with the family.

Scott Cherrey

Sebastian Gonzalez, Deerfield Golf Club, Hole #9

Thank you so much for this note!

Details are:
Hole 9
138 yards
9 iron
SWISH! Not even a roll and dunks right in the cup. Perfect shot!

Best part is it was on my last day in my 30’s! Turned 40 the next day.

Spencer Noakes, TPC Toronto, Hole #7

Thank you! First one ever. It was on hole #7 north course at Osprey valley golf tees yardage was 201 yards.

Susan Holm, Canmore Golf Club, Hole #8

Thank you for this nice congratulations note from Golf Canada.  

I was golfing my second round of the day (after a morning women’s open tournament at our club) with my husband David Holm on his  65th birthday, our son Marcus Holm age 24 and who was playing golf as if he’s played all his life (he hasn’t – he’s a skier and a climber) and our best man and friend Allan Zivot who has taught me a lot about golf over 30 years especially when we were members at the Hamptons Golf course when it initially opened. I used to play 36 holes there, as I’m a school teacher with summers off, and was very close to a hole-in-one. I remember that one because I was playing alone and was thankful it didn’t go in as I didn’t have any witnesses.  Well, I sure had the best witnesses today. 

Right after the three men had tee’d off from the blue tee box my husband said matter of factly as they unnecessarily do, “hurry up Susan, the group is right behind us”. So, I grabbed my 9 iron after reading 130 yards on my Garmin. I hit it high and it dropped in front of the pin on the green and rolled right in!  

Sincerely,

Susan Holm

Thomas White, Riverside Country Club, Hole #8

Wow, thank you. My playing partners were Bob Haines, Mike Tilley, and Chris Gulliver. I used a pitching wedge and the yardage that day was 132 yards. This was my first hole-in-one, so we are pretty pumped.

Thank you again, 

Tom White

Tom White, Cordova Bay Golf Course, Hole #17

Playing with Rob Russell and Robert Reese. 150 yards. 4 hybrid.

Eddie Chan, Coppinwood, Hole #11

I was playing with 3 other members – Lawrence Ho, Juan Lau and Huy Do. Yardage was 180 Yards – Hole 11. Club Used: 5 iron.

I’ve attached some pictures.  Feel free to share on your social media channels and GolfCanada.ca.

Thanks,

Eddie

Fred Dyck, Harvest Golf Club, Hole #16

Hole No. 16

175 yards uphill (front flag)

5 Iron

Playing with other Harvest member, Guy Frigon.

You may share.

Greg Hay, Country Hills Golf Course, Hole #6

It was the 6th hole on the Talons course. It was 125 yards and I used an 8 iron. I was playing with Ross Fujino, Jim Foster and Mike Taylor. No pictures.

This was my 3rd Hole-in-One.

Feel free to put on GolfCanada.ca.

Greg

Joe Chambers, McCleery Public, Hole #7

Hello,

Thanks for the email. Yes, you can share the hole in one on your website and social. I have attached a couple of photos.

It was the 7th hole at McCleery Golf Course. The yardage was 133 yards and I used a 7 iron. I was playing with my sister Colleen Chambers, friend Michael Tablit, and Jennifer Sydenham.

Thanks so much,

Joe Chambers

Jordan Pettetie, Sturgeon Valley, Hole #5

Thanks for the email! I was playing in a foursome with one of the others being a Golf Canada member: Chance Thomas. The yardage was 142 yards and pitching wedge was club of choice. I have also attached a photo!

Thanks again.

Lane Menage, Lloydminster, Hole #6

It was a beautiful morning in Lloydminister and I was playing with three of my best friends. Their names are Mark, Rylan and Stephane. I was having a particularly rough round so I just reached in my bag and grabbed whatever ball came out. It turned out to be a very dirty taylormade ball. My friends were laughing at me saying why are you using that ball! When we got to hole 6 it was playing 179 yards from the blue tee’s and I pulled a 7 iron out of the bag. It was the purest 7 iron I have ever hit. As soon as I hit it it felt so good! The ball flight never left the flag and my friends kept saying “oh this looks good! Ohhhh this could go in” we heard a loud bang as the ball struck the pin and disappeared. We didn’t see it land on the green and my friends got very excited! I wasn’t buying it as I thought I saw something go right after we heard the ball hit the pin. My friends kept telling me it was In. I grew more curious and more excited but I had to wait for Stephane to hit. After he hit we rush down to the green, I ran towards the hole and didn’t see any balls that’s could have been mine. I got more and more excited and when I got to the hole I saw my dirty Taylormade ball sitting in the hole! I screamed with excitement and threw my hat with extreme excitement and started running away from my friends. Haha. When I turned around they were chasing me down and we celebrated on the green for a few minutes and took a couple pictures. The old dirty Taylormade ball is now retired and I still can’t believe this is real life. What a day, something my friends and I will never forget!  

You can absolutely share my story and picture on your website and social Chanel’s, thank you for reaching out! 

Cheers,

Lane Menage 

Larry Plante, The Dunes at Kamloops, Hole #13

Thank you for the email.

It was hole 13 at the Dunes of Kamloops. It was hailing at the time with a little wind. The yardage was 143 and I hit a pitching wedge. 

Thank you,

Larry Plante

Mary Monk, Kelowna Springs, Hole #13

Happy to share my story. I was with two of my golf girls on the 13th hole at Kelowna Springs; Maureen Ziprick and Gloria Westgate.   

The distance that day was showing 122, which put me in between clubs. I opted for my 7 iron – glad I did. I could see the flag but not the hole. My friends said “it went in”! I didn’t take them seriously. When I got up to the green and didn’t see my ball I figured I over shot the green. Gloria walked over to the pin and said it’s in!

Needless to say my friends and I were thrilled as were some of the other golfers that were close by.  

Thank you for interest in my hole in one. It was a great afternoon.  

Matthew Hunter, Riveredge Golf Club, Hole #4

Was playing with a few buddies on men’s night. Yardage was around 137 yards. Little into the wind. Hit 8 iron. Nice high draw. Two bounces and the ball vanished. Because the pin was tucked just over a ridge we weren’t 100% certain if it was in or bounced long. Didn’t take long once we arrived on the green before we located the ball in the hole. I ran all the way back to the tee and jumped in the pond with the boys chasing/filming.  

Feel free to share as you please!

Maureen Haight, Sirocco Golf Club, Hole #7

Thank you for acknowledging my Hole In One at Sirocco Golf course, where I am a member. It was very exciting. 

I retired on May 1, 2022 and had my first ever hole-in-one on May 31, 2022;  which is a great way to start my retirement.

I was playing in our Ladies’ League with three great friends. It was a gorgeous evening.

We were on hole 7, down hill to the pin 93 yards. The pin was middle left. I used my wedge; the shot felt good and even better, when it rolled into the hole.

Please feel free to share my story and picture.

Mike Wraith, St. Mary’s, Hole #18

Thank you for the congratulations. I was playing with Rich Parsons and Jim Robson. The 18th hole was playing about 122 yards from the white tee block and I used a 9 iron. It was my third ace on that hole.

Thanks again,

Mike Wraith

Sue Stankievech, Kamloops, Hole #4

I played with Garry Stankievech and Brent Bowden. Yardage 132. I used a 3 wood. The ball hit the front of the green and rolled in the hole, we all saw it.  So exciting. 

Tim Ricketts, Beaconsfield Golf Club, Hole #8

Hi. Tks,

No problem on sharing the info. 

So it was hole #8 at Beaconsfield Golf Club, about 160 yds into wind. I hit a 7 iron, one bounce and in landed in the hole on the second bounce. 

I was playing with fellow members Shep Abbey and Cameron Long.

Photo attached.

Tim

Tim Whitton, St. Mary’s, Hole #2

Thank you for you email. It was my first hole-in-one, hole #2, 179 was the yardage that day with the pin front on the two-tiered green. I hit 3 rescue and well it went in. I was playing with Mike Forestell and Laurie  Jackson.

I have attached the photo Mike took of me retrieving the ball.

Tim

Vic Juzenas, Batteaux Creek, Hole #8

I was playing with my wife Cheryl Juzenas. However Sunday was a slow day the group behind us was waiting on the same tee with us Andrew Lauren also witnessed it. 

I used a 9 iron pin was 127 yards from yellow tees.

This is my 5th hole-in-one, the second on the 8th hole at Batteaux. I also had a hole in one at Settlers’ Ghost 2 weeks previous. All of my hole-in-ones have been at Golf North managed courses. I had one in 1992 at Trafalgar.

Hopefully I have not had my luck run out.

Vic Juzenas 

Vishal Tulsi, Silvertip Golf Resort, Hole #3

Thanks for reaching out. I was playing with my brother-in-law the day before his wedding at Silvertip in Canmore.

The hole was number 3 playing 196 yds. I hit a solid 6 iron and it was tracking but we lost sight of the ball as the green is slightly uphill. When we got to the green I didn’t see my ball so I checked the cup and saw my ball in the hole!

It was an incredible experience and was capped off by an awesome wedding the next day.

Thanks!

Vishal Tulsi

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.

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).

Brad Wightman, Two Eagles, Hole #9

Was a heck of timing to get my first hole-in-one.

It was the First Men’s night at Two Eagles in over 2 years! We had co-sponsored the night so playing with some friends and work mates.

Shotgun start and we started on hole 3 – on hole 6 I nearly lipped out a hole in one…!! My cousin Tyler, was in the group in front and said the ball JUST cut across the top of the hole and came to rest about 2 feet away. I was asked by one of my playing partners if I have every had a hole-in-one. ‘No” I said… that is about as close as I ever have! But funny enough I also said that before that shot, the closest I ever had to hole-in-one was hole 9 here at Two eagles a number of years ago.

Cut to hole 9… 

I see the Cherry Hill coffee tent set up, but there is no signage to indicate anything special, I assume they just sponsored Men’s night…Cass from Cherry Hill is handing out coffee and I ask what the yardage looks like.  He said it is about 155 yards…with the wind and slope of the green play a 140 yard club.  So, I grab a 9 iron and step up. Hit it crisp with a bit of baby fade, it landed nice. There was a crest in front of the hole that I willed it to get over, because it would leak down towards the hole if it did. It did indeed and began running towards the hole…at this point we knew it was going to be decent, as we watched it roll towards the hole… and suddenly it just disappeared. IN!

Of course, we all went wild and about halfway thru the celebration Cass from Cherry Hill says to me…you know you just won a prize right??!! I had no idea! And the celebration started all over again!  We were all super pumped.

Thankfully not all 120 guys stayed for dinner and drinks, so the bar tab wasn’t too bad!!

Great memory!

The superintendent sent the exact hole stats: 161 yards.

Thank you for the reach out!  Still feels unreal.

Sam Forgione, The Pulpit Club, Hole #7

Thank you for reaching out.

Friday was a perfect day at The Pulpit, one of the most beautiful courses in Canada.  

I was playing with two other Members that day, Greg Blackstock and Buddy Pitt as well as our new Director of Golf – Donovan Fraser.

The hole-in-one happened on hole #7, blue tees, the pin placement was back center, wind right to left and the distance was 134 yards. I hit an 8 iron and it one hopped into the hole. A very exciting moment.

This was my second hole in one.  The other one was also on hole #7 at the Paintbrush.

It was a fun moment to share with our foursome and the other groups that we were with that day.

Thank you,

Sam

Scott Cherrey, Whistle Bear Golf Club, Hole #8

It certainly was an exciting evening on June 10 for my first hole-in-one!

We were sitting eating dinner and thought…let’s go get 9 holes in at the Bear, so we quickly finished up and got ready for golf. It was my wife Christa, daughter Katelynne and youngest son Kaese (our oldest son Tyson was at work).

It was a beautiful sunny evening for golf. Once we got around to the par 3 #8 hole, I pulled my 8 iron for the 155 yd shot. When I hit the ball, I knew it was tracking towards the hole, but there was a ridge just over the bunker, so I didn’t know the ball went in the hole (I knew it had to be close to the hole). My family proceeded to hit from the red tees. When we got up to the green, we couldn’t see the ball, Kaese was the first to the hole…and confirmed the ball was in! There was obviously a big celebration (shock)…and hugs all around! It was a fantastic moment shared with the family.

Scott Cherrey

Sebastian Gonzalez, Deerfield Golf Club, Hole #9

Thank you so much for this note!

Details are:
Hole 9
138 yards
9 iron
SWISH! Not even a roll and dunks right in the cup. Perfect shot!

Best part is it was on my last day in my 30’s! Turned 40 the next day.

Spencer Noakes, TPC Toronto, Hole #7

Thank you! First one ever. It was on hole #7 north course at Osprey valley golf tees yardage was 201 yards.

Susan Holm, Canmore Golf Club, Hole #8

Thank you for this nice congratulations note from Golf Canada.  

I was golfing my second round of the day (after a morning women’s open tournament at our club) with my husband David Holm on his  65th birthday, our son Marcus Holm age 24 and who was playing golf as if he’s played all his life (he hasn’t – he’s a skier and a climber) and our best man and friend Allan Zivot who has taught me a lot about golf over 30 years especially when we were members at the Hamptons Golf course when it initially opened. I used to play 36 holes there, as I’m a school teacher with summers off, and was very close to a hole-in-one. I remember that one because I was playing alone and was thankful it didn’t go in as I didn’t have any witnesses.  Well, I sure had the best witnesses today. 

Right after the three men had tee’d off from the blue tee box my husband said matter of factly as they unnecessarily do, “hurry up Susan, the group is right behind us”. So, I grabbed my 9 iron after reading 130 yards on my Garmin. I hit it high and it dropped in front of the pin on the green and rolled right in!  

Sincerely,

Susan Holm

Thomas White, Riverside Country Club, Hole #8

Wow, thank you. My playing partners were Bob Haines, Mike Tilley, and Chris Gulliver. I used a pitching wedge and the yardage that day was 132 yards. This was my first hole-in-one, so we are pretty pumped.

Thank you again, 

Tom White

Tom White, Cordova Bay Golf Course, Hole #17

Playing with Rob Russell and Robert Reese. 150 yards. 4 hybrid.

Eddie Chan, Coppinwood, Hole #11

I was playing with 3 other members – Lawrence Ho, Juan Lau and Huy Do. Yardage was 180 Yards – Hole 11. Club Used: 5 iron.

I’ve attached some pictures.  Feel free to share on your social media channels and GolfCanada.ca.

Thanks,

Eddie

Fred Dyck, Harvest Golf Club, Hole #16

Hole No. 16

175 yards uphill (front flag)

5 Iron

Playing with other Harvest member, Guy Frigon.

You may share.

Greg Hay, Country Hills Golf Course, Hole #6

It was the 6th hole on the Talons course. It was 125 yards and I used an 8 iron. I was playing with Ross Fujino, Jim Foster and Mike Taylor. No pictures.

This was my 3rd Hole-in-One.

Feel free to put on GolfCanada.ca.

Greg

Joe Chambers, McCleery Public, Hole #7

Hello,

Thanks for the email. Yes, you can share the hole in one on your website and social. I have attached a couple of photos.

It was the 7th hole at McCleery Golf Course. The yardage was 133 yards and I used a 7 iron. I was playing with my sister Colleen Chambers, friend Michael Tablit, and Jennifer Sydenham.

Thanks so much,

Joe Chambers

Vaughn Perusse, Don Valley Golf Club, Hole #13

Thanks for the email. The hole-in-one I had on Sunday was my 4th, but most satisfying. My first was in 1995 on Dentonia Park #1. I have 2 other aces at Don Valley, #5 in 2000, #15 in 2020 and now #13 last Sunday. I was playing with my wife, Rossana Cossaro, and our regular playing partners Steve Lowe and Eduardo Gutierrez. I believe the yardage was 140 and the best part…my club was a Tom Auchterlonie hickory mashie from St. Andrews, about 115 years old!

Thanks, Vaughn 

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.

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).

Lynda Poulin, Greyhawk Golf Club, Hole #15

Hello,

Thank you for your email. I was playing with Dany L. (Director of Operations, Clublink) and Christian P. (Golf Course Superintendent, Clublink).

It happened on hole no 15 at Talon (Greyhawk), 120 yards and I used my nine wood, due to strong winds on that day. You will find attached to this message a video and a picture, which you have my permission to use.

Lynda Poulin

John Kim, TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley, Hole #14

I got my ace on the 14th hole, North Course, white tees. I think it was about 128 yards, helping wind and I used my nine iron. The course was in great shape and we had a terrific day. Here is a pic that you can share. Not bad for a 18 handicap!

Cheers,

John Kim

Angela McNaughton, Hylands Golf Club, Hole #7

Thank you for your email!

My foursome was very quick to celebrate with me… Phyllis B; Christine D; and Patricia H. Patricia is one of the league coordinators and spent the rest of the morning yelling out the news to each group that we crossed paths with! I’m extremely lucky to be able to record this as my 2nd hole-in-one… the other was many years ago at the Ottawa Hunt Club while golfing with my dad, Fred J. (he was ecstatic to hear the news of this one).

This one was on the 7th hole of the North Course; 142 yards from the red tees; and I used a magical 7-iron. I was happy to get it on this hole as it is usually one of my more challenging holes for some reason!

I’ve attached the picture that Phyllis took for me and I’m glad she did as I was not thinking very clearly at the time! You also have my permission to use this.

Thanks again for your follow-up with me.

Angela

Lisa Walker, Castlegar Golf Club, Hole #8

I was playing with my husband, Mike A., and my sisters-in-law, Judy W. and Donna W. I used my 5-iron on the 141 yard hole #8. I was the last to hit and hit it well but I thought it would be about 5 or 6 feet from the hole if I was lucky.

I bent down to get my tee, and Mike was saying that it was heading for the hole and then that it went in. He likes to joke around so I didn’t get too excited but when I looked, I couldn’t see it but thought it could be behind the flag or even off the green. I kept looking as we walked up to the hole but still couldn’t see anything but couldn’t and wouldn’t believe it until I looked into the hole.

Unbelievable! And I still can’t believe it. What a thrill!

Lisa

Katie Barron, Cobble Beach Golf Links, Hole #8

Hi – thank you so much! It was an amazing experience!!! I couldn’t believe it happened. I was playing with my fiancé Amy S., and friends Frank H. and Keith D. It was hole 8. It was 98 yards and I used my pitching wedge.

By all means you have my permission to post on any of your stuff. Thank you so much for reaching out!!!

Mike McLaughlin, Trafalgar Golf & Country Club, Hole #3

It was my third hole in one at Trafalgar and it was on the third hole. It was 100 yards and I used an eight iron. My partners for that morning were: David P. and Andrew M. David confirmed that my ball was in the hole and he removed it.

Please see attached photograph.

Thank you,

Mike

Jim Sirup, Water Valley Golf & Country Club, Hole #13

Hi,

Thanks for your congratulatory email acknowledging my hole-in-one. Details are as follows:

  • I was golfing with my wife Karen and another couple, Ron and Donna S.
  • Golf Course: Water Valley Golf Club, Alberta
  • Date: May 16, 2022
  • My hole-in-one was on hole #13; the flag was 172 yards from the blue tee box – I used a 5 iron
  • I am 68 years old, this was my 2nd hole in one

Regards,

Jim Sirup

Mike Potter, Gorge Vale Golf Club, Hole #14

Hello,

Thank you very much! It was 138 yards and I used my 9 iron, playing with my best buddy Taylor F., just the two of us that day. Here is the photo. You have permission to use all photo/details as you see fit.

Thank you again,

Mike Potter
Gorge Vale Golf Club

Karen Brosko, Wildwood Golf Course, Hole #14

Good morning,

First thank you very much for acknowledging this accomplishment. The hole-in-one occurred during regular Ladies 18 Hole League at Wildwood Golf Course in Saskatoon, SK. My playing partners on May 22, 2022 were Dorothy C. and Joyce P. The 14th hole is a 108 yard par-3. I played a 7-iron with a Callaway ball. It was extra fun for me because I got to see the ball go into the hole. A special memory for sure. Unfortunately the picture that we took that day did not turn out very well…..

Karen Brosko

Mahboob Nawaz, GlenDenning Golf Course, Hole #6

Thank you for your kind wishes and gesture on hearing the news of my hole-in-one at Glendenning Golf Club (GD). It is certainly much appreciated!

Although this was my second ‘Ace’ in golf, it certainly was the first at GD, which is my ‘home course’ where I have been a member for almost 13 years!

My amazing moment came on a beautiful sunny Saturday May 21, 2022, at the par 3, hole #6, which was playing about 156 yards into a decent headwind (more of a breeze). I decided to go with my 8 iron. Just as I addressed my ball, a light gust hit us head-on that prompted me to back-off my shot and readjust my stance to hit a lower ball flight. My shot was a firm hit with a lower trajectory than I normally hit coupled with a very slight (baby) fade where I saw the ball go in the hole after the second hop! Initially, it was an unbelievable ‘shock’ to the system where I said out loud to my playing partners, “Oh my gosh… that didn’t just happen…”, and they all erupted in unison saying, “That’s in the hole!”

Not too far away from our tee box is the 15th green where a few other members/friends were putting and they also heard the commotion and joined in to congratulate me, and so did another foursome of avid golfers from the previous hole!

Needless to say, it was an expensive celebration after the round (ha ha ha), which in my opinion, needs to change.

In the excitement of this hole-in-one achievement, I forgot to take more pictures, but I thank a good friend, Jeanette H., who took the time to snap a picture of me retrieving my ball out of the hole, which I am enclosing with this message. My other playing partners were Ronnie H. and Gerard P.

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to relive that wonderful moment.

Cheers,

Mahboob Nawaz

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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).

Shaun Mescheder, Olympic View Golf Club, Hole #6

Thanks for the congratulations!

It was pretty cool. I was playing with Terry S., Ben P. and Jason M. #6 Olympic View, 199 yards, 5 iron.

Editor's Note: Give this video a bit of your time; it will be the most joyful thing you watch today.

Doug Hoppe, Essex Golf & Country Club, Hole #7

Appreciate the congratulatory email – what a nice touch by Golf Canada! I’d be happy to provide the details of my hole-in-one and a photo as well, see below. Feel free to share on the Golf Canada website and social channels as you see fit.

Yardage: 147 yards
Club: Pitching Wedge
Playing Partner: Mike D.

Regards,
Doug Hoppe

Tony Maher, The Pulpit Club, Hole #13

Having just hit my tee ball OB on 12 at the Paintbrush, I was last to tee off on the par-3 13th. The 13th was playing 212 yards to a back pin. Jeremy N. led off with a well struck 5 or 6 iron that took a soft bounce and just failed to crest the ridge in the middle of the green. Michael O., a new member at The Pulpit Club followed and hit a great hybrid on the same line as Jeremy, but with a lower ball flight he appeared to crest the ridge. Since I lost my ball on the previous hole, I reached in to my pocket and pulled out a mint Callaway Chrome Soft that I found during my recent search. I teed that ball up, looked at the Maple Leafs, and made a decent pass with my 3 wood.

When we got to the green, we saw 2 balls on the green, with Michael’s being less than 10ft away. After looking for a minute or two, we were thinking my ball was lost, until Michael looked in the hole.

It was a long winter, but it is so good being back out on the course….what a game!

Lise Proulx, Hylands Golf Club, Hole #3

How nice is it of you to write to congratulate me on my hole in one. The pro at my course didn’t think much of it, he simply said, “Easy game.” So thank you for taking the time to write.

The people who played with me were: Cathy B., Brenda W. and Chantale B. The distance was 108 yards and I used my 8 iron. I have attached pictures of that moment and give you permission to feature my story on GolfCanada.ca.

Thank you again,

Lise

Elène McDougall, Loch March Golf & Country Club, Hole #13

Imagine my surprise receiving this congratulatory acknowledgment from Golf Canada !!

WOOHOO !!

On Saturday May 14, 2022, I scored (my second) HOLE-IN-ONE on #13 at Loch March !!

Loch March GCC: Hole # 13 ~95 yards – 9 iron.
Playing partners: Glen C., Mike W. and Lu J.

Celebrated with pops on LM patio :)))

Elène McDougall

Peter Dykstra, Summit Golf & Country Club, Hole #10

Thanks for the note!

Was playing with a few good friends and fellow Summit members Chris S., Sean R. and Brent H.

Was a beautiful but windy day. 10th hole, we lasered it at 173, but felt it was playing 195 or so with the wind and elevation. I took out my 5 iron, had a nice smooth swing, the ball bounced once before the green one more on the fringe, rolled about 6 feet and it dropped. To be honest, I didn’t really believe it until we got up to the green.

Here are a couple pictures by all means share if you want. Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend!

Reid Woodman, Edmonton Country Club, Hole #18

Thank you very much, and yes you have my permission to share if you’d like!

For details, I was playing with Mark M. and Ethan O. The yardage was about 185 and I used a 7 iron. This is my second hole-in-one in ten months, and third in my lifetime, with the last one being on number 13 at the Edmonton Country Club in July 2021. Feeling very lucky to say the least!

Thank you for the email and the graphic.

Bryan Ho, Hollinger Golf Club, Hole #13

I was on hole 13 at Hollinger par 3; playing from the whites. It was 103.4 yards to the pin, as indicated by my rangefinder. Thats right in the range of my approach wedge (50 degrees).

The ball I struck, had the best feeling swing I had all day. Great high ball flight that landed right in front of the flag and it slowly crept down to the hole. Once it fell, I couldn’t believe it and in that moment the realization came at a burst and I screamed at the top of my lungs. It alerted the group ahead of me that was teeing off haha. They thought I had a heart attack. After I told them that I just hit a hole-in-one, they came to the flag to check and sure enough there it was: My TaylorMade RBZ ball that I found in the woods that day.

Thank you for contacting me, I was able to relive it again by describing what happened!

Gisele Watson, Maple City Country Club, Hole #12

Hello Lawrence!

Yes, it was the moment of my golf life! It was on hole number 12 at Maple City Country Club, and I believe the yardage was 105 yards. I used a 6 hybrid for that shot. I played with Judy P., Judy W. and Claudette R.

Cheers!

Gisele Watson

Frank Diamanti, BraeBen Golf Course, Hole #4

Thank you so much for acknowledging the feat.

I was playing with my cousin Marco C., my usual playing partner, it was the 4th hole par 3. We were playing from the black tees; my watch indicated it was 152 yards to the middle, so I used my 7-iron and the ball was moving left to right, playing the wind accordingly. I saw it bounce on the green, but because of the time of day (5’ish) and glare from the sun off the green, I couldn’t see where it landed.

We drove up to the hole, and I didn’t see my ball on the green, I was looking for it, right of the flagstick, and in the greenside bunker, but didn’t see it. Marco checked the pin and it was in the hole.

I don’t have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account (old and wise for that kind of stuff), so taking a picture didn’t cross my mind. We just carried on with the round. The funny thing we didn’t know how to mark it on the score card… is it just a 1 and a rectangle or …. we didn’t know it was two circles…. we know how to mark birdies and bogies and what not …..but for a hole in 1, we had no clue.

Thank you for very much, really do appreciate Golf Canada reaching out.

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