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Question: Would you rather have a HOLE IN ONE on a par 3 or an Albatross on a Par 5?


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  1. 1. Would you rather have a HOLE IN ONE on a par 3 or an Albatross on a Par 5?

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I’m going with the Albatross. I mean you have to just hit three perfect shots in a row.

I’ve no dog in this fight as I’ve accomplished neither.

I tend to screw up my second shot when I pipe one down the fairway in a par 5.



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It's gotta be Hole In One. Non-golfers, like my wife, have no idea what an albatross is, but a hole in one is self-explanatory!

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Definitely an albatross - more skill than luck there. . 

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I've had 3 aces, I'll take an albatross.

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Hole in One. Haven't had one but have had a few eagles from 120-140 yards out. Still not the same as saying you have a hole in one!

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7 hours ago, OsoBear said:

What about a hole in one on a par 4???!!! That was a nice feeling 🙂

Have you done that?! Best of both worlds 😆

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5 hours ago, josmi15 said:

I’m going with the Albatross. I mean you have to just hit three perfect shots in a row.

I’ve no dog in this fight as I’ve accomplished neither.

I tend to screw up my second shot when I pipe one down the fairway in a par 5.



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Hahahaha same bro. Same

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Albatross for me. Skills (which I don't have) vs luck.

But I already got my HIO, maybe that's why.

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3 hours ago, MALyons31 said:

Have you done that?! Best of both worlds 😆

Yeah! I was 18 and it was a short par 4, 325 yards, with a small dogleg to the right. I just cut over the trees and it went into the hole! Definitely the best of both worlds 😁

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On 4/25/2020 at 10:02 AM, MALyons31 said:

To be clear, I saw this discussion on social media somewhere (so I didn’t come up with this myself) but it got me thinking for sure. 
Everybody chases the hole in one. Some people hit multiple in there lifetime and some never seem to find it. The Albatross isn’t talked about nearly as much, but holing a par 5 in two shots is also I great accomplishment. 
So, my question for you, which one of the two would you rather have if you could only have one? Let me know what you think....

My ace just turn 1 year old.
https://www.titleist.com/teamtitleist/b/hole-in-one-stories/posts/my-first-time-1337288980

With that being said, I would still love to get more aces during my lifetime, but if I have to choose just one, I would take the Albatross.

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I have made an Albatross so I would go with a Hole in One.  I wish I had realized how rare an Albatross was when I made it, but I was 16 when it happened.  The Albatross was a bit "aided" though.  It was a 510 yard par 5, there was a cartpath that ran across the fairway at about 260 out.  My drive hit the cartpath and I ended up with a 330 yard drive.  Second shot 5 iron rolled up and in.  Also, I have been close 2 a hole in one on a couple of occasions and in a group where someone else made one twice so it seems more elusive at this point.

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Hole in 1! Luckily I have an albatross under my belt. It was an awesome feeling but not on the level i think I would have when i someday hit that hole in 1. 

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On 4/25/2020 at 12:02 PM, Kenny B said:

I've got 3 aces, but I'll never have an albatross since I can't reach par 5's in two shots.  So, I'll take another Hole In One!!

Most even the short par 5s, less than 500 yards are not reachable by me either, but I keep hope.

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Since the tradition is to buy the drinks for a HIO and an albatross is rarer, what's the "reward/penalty" for an albatross?  Just asking in case I'm playing with someone who gets one.  😆

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On 4/25/2020 at 8:59 PM, Siamese Moose said:

I have three albatrosses,  but no hole in one. I would trade all three for a hole in one. No one gives you a plaque for an albatross. Nobody asks you how many albatrosses you've had. (OK, some golf hardcore people might.) There's an excitement level for a hole in one that I have not experienced with my shots. God willing,  I'll get to find out if that's true.

If you have three albatross, I imagine you’re a pretty dang good golfer. I completely understand what you mean about people not asking you about them. But honestly, I’m far more wowed at the fact you have 3 albatross than HIOs. I feel like to get an albatross, you’re hitting close to a 200 yard approach shot and sinking that junk. That’s amazing. I feel like most of the time people are hitting hole in ones on like 140-150 yard par 3s. Not trying to take away from that, I’m just saying, hitting 2 great shots being a tee shot and a 200 yard approach and sinking it is absolutely nuts...congrats by the way. 

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1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

Since the tradition is to buy the drinks for a HIO and an albatross is rarer, what's the "reward/penalty" for an albatross?  Just asking in case I'm playing with someone who gets one.  😆

Not sure of the answer my self, now I am curious and furiously googling it.

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2 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Since the tradition is to buy the drinks for a HIO and an albatross is rarer, what's the "reward/penalty" for an albatross?  Just asking in case I'm playing with someone who gets one.  😆

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Hole in one only because I'm very unlikely to see an albatross go in. I wanna see that sh*t go in so I can Tiger fist pump from the tee box. Maybe do a cartwheel or two, or maybe even:

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