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One of our most admired golfers - Stuart Appleby

 

Stuart features in our Official Hole In One Register, here is some of "Apples"  story:

My first ace was at Sorrento Golf Club, Victoria, when I was an amateur. I didn’t see it go in, and I don’t remember the hole-number.
My second hole-in one was on the eleventh hole at New South Wales Golf Club, NSW, in as event as a professional. Wouldn’t you know it: I didn’t see that one, either, as our group was playing directly towards the morning sun.
The final one was in Palm Springs, USA, at the Bob Hope Classic, and that one also disappeared over a hill.
I'm sure I've probably had some others, but they cannot be that memorable, I guess.
And I don’t recall what clubs I hit, either. Some readers may think that my lack of recollection is strange, but it’s just that holes-in-one are lucky events that I don’t really ‘anchor’ in my mind.
It’s the times when you’re trying for a certain shot, then pull it off, that you more easily recall the details. Sorry for the non-romantic answer.

 

 

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The Ryder Cup is topical:


Nick Faldo’s ace at the 14th in the 1993 Ryder Cup at The Belfry was only the second recorded in the history of the contest. The other was by English golfer, Peter Butler, at Muirfield’s 16th hole in 1973.
 

Jack Nicklaus has 20 aces; his last came in a practice round at the 2003 Senior British Open, when he was 63.
 

Gary Player has 19. His most recent was last November, when he was 70 in the pro-am of the Nelson Mandela Invitational in South Africa.

Arnold Palmer has 18. He was 74 when he made his last one, in a casual round at the Bay Hill course in Orlando. The one-time King of Golf stated: ‘I remember my first ace more than my first kiss!’  

Tiger Woods has recorded 18 aces (including social and practice rounds), while 7 were in competition. His first of any description came at age 6.

Annika Sorenstam, with 67 all-time victories and nine majors, has made three aces. That’s three less than her sister Charlotta Sorenstam, who has one career victory to her name.