Look how brutally close Jim Furyk came to a hole-in-one

Jim Furyk has always been a player to wow us, whether it’s through his great play, or for his really close calls at winning tournaments or hitting amazing shots. Well, he added this gorgeous shot to his long resume of “close, but not close enough” moments.

The shot on the par-3 looked great, and even the broadcasters thought it was going to probably go in. But, the beautiful shot fell just short of an ace for the man who shot both a 59 and a 57 in his career.

But you see, one of the things that makes golf great, is that we can relate in a lot of ways with the pros. I’m sure most of us have had our share of close calls, whether it’s a near ace, or a 40 foot putt falling short, we can all have the same moments, good or bad.

We can’t all hit home runs in baseball, or dunk a basketball or have the physical ability to play football, but we all are capable of hitting the same shots as the pros. Sure, we aren’t as unbelievable as they are, but we all have a much more realistic chance of getting a hole-in-one, or hitting a long putt, just like the pros.

Sadly, none of us are going to be Miguel Angel Jimenez anytime soon (arguably the master of the hole-in-one) and Furyk found that out the hard way. Still can’t go wrong with over 20 worldwide wins, a major championship, both, a 59 and a 58(!) to his credit.

Not too shabby sir. Not too shabby at all.

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One of the Greatest Golf Stories You Never Knew About, a Must Read

Meet Fay and Jim Heddes!

Meet Fay and Jim Geddes!

Over the years, golf has seen some of the most amazing feats in all of sports. We’ve seen tons of hole outs, aces, very long putts, and records being broken that make our jaws drop to the floor and our tongues rolling out like red carpets. When I wrote the story about James Hahn and Joost Luiten both hitting double eagles in the same round, a kind gentleman by the name of Jim sent me an email about one of the greatest golf feats in terms shot and circumstances. He and his wife Fay both hit hole in ones on the same day, at the same course and in the same foursome. Yup, you heard me right. It’s already hard just getting one hole in one in a round even if you had 10 golfers with you during a round. Hole outs are much more common (Even I had one if you believe that!) and although they’re still exciting shots, an ace is one of the hardest and one of the greatest plays in all of sports. The holy grail of golf shots. Every one wants one in their life, heck I’d get excited and giddy getting a hole in one in mini golf! What these guys did is amazing and rare and I really thank him for sending out the email. You can view his message below!

“A friend told me there was a report that a man and wife, while golfing together, both had holes-in one during their round. On August 25th, 2012, while playing together in a foursome, I had a hole-in-one on the 4th hole, a 148 yard par 3 ( this was my 5th Hole in One, in 65 years of playing golf.) A while later, on the par 3, 14th hole, my wife, Fay, had a Hole-in-One, her first in 18+ years of golf. Fay’s ace was witnessed not only by the other members of our foursome, but by our Assistant Pro, Travis Long, who had come out to congratulate me.”

“Our course is Anthem Country Club in Henderson, NV. We were told that odds of this happening were 25 million to one! We querried the USGA, the World Golf Hall of Fame, Guinness, the PGA, but were told no one had ever heard of this before, and had no records of it.”

Jim Geddes
Anthem Country Club
Henderson, Nevada

Big thanks again to Jim for sharing this amazing story!

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A RARE FEAT: Joost Luiten and James Hahn Hit Jaw Dropping Double Eagles in the Same Day

James Hahn

James Hahn

Wow, simply an amazing shot. The craziest thing is probably how the ball continued to roll on the green for so long and then eventually roll into the cup. Joost Luiten nailed this gorgeous shot at the Volvo Golf Champions on the European Tour. The most mind-boggling thing about this is that he wasn’t the only one who hit an albatross. James Hahn hit one at the Sony Open making this one of the more memorable days in golf in terms of terrific shots. unfortunately, the video of James’ shot was taken off by a YouTube user for some reason but I’ll be sure to update this article once a video comes in again. For now, enjoy this amazing shot by Joost Luiten and watch how the ball incredibly rolls on the green at the perfect speed from a far distance and land in the hole. COME ON GUYS! DON’T DO THE OTHER PLAYERS LIKE THAT! It’s too cold outside in most places, why y’all got to take them to school like that James and Joost? Oh, and yes, that’s the same James Hahn that performed the Gangnam Style dance at the Waste Management Open last year.

Credit for video: Shane Bacon, Yahoo Sports

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