Not long ago, I came across an interesting article in the newspaper. Last year, 1,794 holes were made at 47 golf courses nationwide, followed by Asiana CC with 113, which topped the list for the sixth consecutive year. Sexio topped the list with 160 for club brands and 683 for golf balls.
People often compare hole-in-one to winning the first prize in lotto, but I have never done it on the field in 30 years and have only done hole-in-one twice while hitting the screen 3,000 times. Most golfers have experience near flagpoles or one or two hole cup balls, but the reality is that it is difficult to pick a star in the sky when the ball is sucked into the hole cup and becomes a hole-in-one.
My acquaintance makes hole-in-one the biggest goal on the ground and the reason for playing golf, and rounds it consistently for decades. Sometimes when you play together, you’ve been doing well in course management every hole, but when you get par 3, your eyes become aggressive and you shoot directly with the pin. Despite being low-handed, the par 3 score was not good, but I wanted to appreciate that passion.
Par 3 holes are the least favorite among professionals. You have to finish with par at the minimum, but if you end up with a bogey due to the small number of strokes, you will get a fatal blow in the ranking competition. Therefore, you don’t directly hit the flagpole but you can safely shoot between the pin and the green. On the other hand, sewage flammers unconditionally attack in the direction of the pin in order to make a hole-in-one or birdie like fish in water. The problem here is that the ball does not go in the direction of the pin, but does not know where it will bounce with Wi-Fi. Sometimes it hits the tree and the rock and enters the green, and in severe cases, it hits the hazard sculpture in front of the green.
However, chances are high that such an abnormal blind shot will make a hole-in-one. Masters often go near the hole-in-cup or get hit by a flagpole even if the ball goes pin red. In other words, hole-in-one is nothing to do with skill, and it is just a lucky gift that the player (?) comes and gives.
When I meet people around me who are in stocks, everyone only talks about money, and they don’t talk about lost things. Golf is said to have made some birdies and eagles somewhere last time, but Triple Onion doesn’t even talk about it.
In golf, it is a shortcut to becoming a master by keeping par, recovering well, and preventing a trouble shot by at least bogey, rather than making many hole-in-ones, eagles, and birdies. The enemy of professionals is bogey. Birdies can vary depending on conditions on the day of the tour, but I try not to watch them even under the worst conditions.
Amateurs, however, always have hole-in-ones, eagles, and birdies in their heads as if they are eating. If you go to the field and have a mindset that “I can do onions today, let’s do just one birdie,” your score will not decrease even if you practice until you die. If you pay attention to course management with the mindset that “even if you do all-time bogey today, let’s not do double,” you will get better scores than usual.
There is no doubt that hole-in-one is one of the biggest events that everyone wants to experience at least once in a lifetime. You want to be congratulated by your companions, go to a nice place, buy alcohol, and get a hole-in-one. However, golf is a game of science and probability. Erase the word hole-in-one in your head forever because there is a slim chance that you will get struck by a bolt or win the lottery in your life. Considering that the par on the scorecard is more valuable and valuable than the hole-in-one, paying attention to course management for each hole, and developing your ability to recover and finish with par in the event of a trouble is the shortest way to becoming a true master.