Some people seem to get a hole-in-one with little effort while others take hours of practise to perfect their chances of them hitting the ball from the teeing off area into the hole on the green.
On the other hand some golfers go their whole golfing careers without one, so just how hard is it to make a hole-in-one? The odds vary, it turns out, depending on who you ask, but we’re willing to bet that the odds aren’t as long as you might expect.
The Golf Digest study provided many great nuggets of information, even breaking the odds down by quality of play:
Tour player making an ace: 3,000 to 1
Low-handicapper making an ace: 5,000 to 1
Average player making an ace: 12,000 to 1
Our modular hole-in-one challenges can be a task for most ability of golfer. Our largest was set out as a 6m Challenge Putt at office of a large insurance company, in Central London this Summer. The 6m putting green is the equivalent to 20 ft in ‘old money’ and required several strokes in play to get to the hole.
We set up and hosted a 3m hole-in-one putting activity on Friday evening as part of the Bounce Magazine 1st birthday party. Bounce Magazine were raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and along with a raffle, auction and hole-in-one activity the team managed to raise an impressive £800 – well done to Rachel and Dan and the team at the Elveden Inn for a successful evening.
We had several successful aces throughout the evening and the mini golf was embraced by all 🙂
The staff members at the Elveden Inn also enjoyed enjoed getting a couple of hole-in-ones during the evening!
Our new Big Putt Modular Putting Greens are launching soon!
Our friends at the local golf club, recently helped us measure our stimp meter reading and we are happy to say that we have been stimped at a speed of 13.5. How’s that for a realistic, true, clean putt?
So what exactly is a stimp meter reading?
The stimp meter was designed by golfer, Edward Stimpson in 1935 and redesigned in aluminium in 1976 by Frank Thomas. The stimp meter is commonly used by greenkeepers and is a device used to measure the speed of a golf course putting green by applying a known force to a golf ball and measuring the distance traveled in feet. The distance travelled by the ball in feet is the ‘speed’ of the putting green. The stimp meter can also be called a green speed reader.
One of our local Pro Golfers Lawrence Dodd , kindly made a stimp meter for us and set about the challenge of finding out our stimp meter reading.
So at 13.5 how do we measure up?
On our 6m Big Putt green the ball reached 13.5ft using the stimp meter device.
Big Putt portable putting green is an affordable and attractive putting solution, suitable for all weather putting and indoor use. It is hardwearing and the simple assembly of interlocking high quality astro grass tiles provides a 6m putting green in less than 5 minutes!
Plus Big Putt means Big Potential – there is no other 6m portable putting green on the market!
The modular nature of Big Putt means the green can be set up as a 6m length or a 3mx2m rectangle play area to suit the size of the area that is available, making our green one of the most competitive on the market.
Big Putt is just right to fill in the corner of your garage, space on your courtyard or patio, the break out area of a conference facility or even in the staff room at the office! It even comes with a putt returner, putting cup, putter and balls.