Quiz – Hole In One Stats And Facts

Can you ace our on hole in one stats and facts quiz?

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Fifteen questions on hole in one stats, facts and unlikely occurrences

Some hole in one stats and facts  are well known, for example the tradition that someone who makes a hole in one has to buy drinks all round. (This always struck me as unfair as the player with what might well be a once-in-a-lifetime achievement – see question 7 for further details about this aspect – is effectively punished, at least in the wallet, for it.) Others are less so.

I have never made a hole in one (well not yet… lets be positive here, after all time may be still on my side – see question 4), but I was playing with my elder brother when he made a hole in one using a putter. It was on a 85-yard hole at my club.

Rowan McCarthy, a 20-handicap golfer, managed to make a hole-in-one and an albatross in the same round at Wembley Golf Course in Perth.  

A friend told me recently how, many years ago, he had had taken his daughter golfing for her first round, well in fact her first nine holes. She made a hole in one on one of them. She has never played again, leaving her with a career average of making a hole in one on 11% of the holes she has played.

This prompted me to look up some facts on hole in ones, or aces as they are sometimes called. On the principle of waste not want not, here comes a quiz based on these, including some statistics and a story of an ace even more outrageously unlikely than that of my brother’s...

We have plenty more golf quizzes for you to test your golfing knowledge against such as the one on the World No 1 Golfers or the Race to Dubai Winners quiz.  Or perhaps you fancy finding out how well you know Tiger Woods’ Life and Career? We don't want to give the answers away but he may, just may, also pop up in our quiz on naming the Men Who Have Won The Most Golf Majors.

Roderick Easdale

Contributing Writer Golf courses and travel are Roderick’s particular interests and he was contributing editor for the first few years of the Golf Monthly Travel Supplement. He writes travel articles and general features for the magazine, travel supplement and website. He also compiles the magazine's crossword. He is a member of Trevose Golf & Country Club and has played golf in around two dozen countries. Cricket is his other main sporting love. He is the author of five books, four of which are still in print: The Novel Life of PG Wodehouse; The Don: Beyond Boundaries; Wally Hammond: Gentleman & Player and England’s Greatest Post-War All Rounder.