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Today is the 40th anniversary of the 1st televised 147 in snooker (Steve Davis) and it got me thinking about the milestones in different sports. Listed below are the ones I could think about:

Hole in one - Golf
9 Dart Finish - Darts
Hat Trick - multiple
300 score - 10 pin bowling
Can anyone think of any other sports where they have similar achievements/milestones?
 
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Horse racing - Frankie Dettori - 7 races in one day, 7 winners

Cricket - Six sixes in an over
Cricket - 10 wicket haul by a single bowler in one innings
 

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the 1st televised 147 in snooker (Steve Davis) and it got me thinking about the milestones in different sports. Listed below are the ones I could think about:

Hole in one - Golf
9 Dart Finish - Darts
Hat Trick - multiple
300 score - 10 pin bowling
Can anyone think of any other sports where they have similar achievements/milestones?
I am not sure that many sports have an equivalent. The hole in one, the 9 dart finish, the 147 and the 300 bowling score are literally perfection, you cannot perfom better than that. Things such as centuries, hat tricks etc are great achievements but do not have that level of perfection that the other examples have. I think to fall into that category, the sport needs a finite perfect score in achieving a given task.
 

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First 100mph lap; Bob McIntyre, 1957
First 110mph lap; John Williams, 1976
First 120mph lap; Steve Hislop, 1989
First 130mph lap; John McGuiness, 2007
First 135mph lap; Peter Hickman, 2018

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the 1st televised 147 in snooker (Steve Davis) and it got me thinking about the milestones in different sports. Listed below are the ones I could think about:

Hole in one - Golf
9 Dart Finish - Darts
Hat Trick - multiple
300 score - 10 pin bowling
Can anyone think of any other sports where they have similar achievements/milestones?
The youngest and oldest people to hole in one at the Open are DJ Russell & Gene Sarazen; both at the Postage Stamp at Troon, and about 45 minutes apart I believe.
 

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I am not sure that many sports have an equivalent. The hole in one, the 9 dart finish, the 147 and the 300 bowling score are literally perfection, you cannot perfom better than that. Things such as centuries, hat tricks etc are great achievements but do not have that level of perfection that the other examples have. I think to fall into that category, the sport needs a finite perfect score in achieving a given task.
I don’t agree that a hole in one is a particularly high sporting achievement, or that it’s a perfect shot. My first hole in one was an awful shot that I thought I had lost right of the green.

A complete beginner could get lucky and get a hole in one. A complete beginner could not throw a 9 darter or get a 147.
 

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I don’t agree that a hole in one is a particularly high sporting achievement, or that it’s a perfect shot. My first hole in one was an awful shot that I thought I had lost right of the green.

A complete beginner could get lucky and get a hole in one. A complete beginner could not throw a 9 darter or get a 147.
Agreed but it does have that element of being impossible to beat and it being impossible to score any better on that hole. I guess that is why I qualify it alongside a 147, 9 darter etc.
 
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