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I get the newsletters from several local clubs to me and one is running a Hole In One initiative/comp along these lines, which I hadn't seen before:
  • Submit Entry (5 players will be drawn)
  • those 5 Pay an entry fee (£?)
  • Get 20 shots each at shortest Par 3 for a hole in one challenge
  • If you succeed you get prizes (worth 000’s including next year’s annual membership paid)
I think it’s a good initiative and will get interest for them and hopefully a fun morning for all involved

Question is not about this club but as an idea/event, if your club did it would you enter and how much would you pay to have a chance of no subs next year + other goodies
(I know how much the fee is but leaving it out just now)
 

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Only 20 shots? Basically zero chance of getting a hole in one so no I wouldn't bother. Pros have done this challenge with 100 shots and not managed it so there's no way I'm doing it with 20. :ROFLMAO:

Unless the fee was only like £1. Then I'd give it a go just for a laugh obviously.
 

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Max £50

The odds are so small, that if it starts to cost over that, then it is not good. I could 'afford' to lose £50
 

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Max £50

The odds are so small, that if it starts to cost over that, then it is not good. I could 'afford' to lose £50
I'd want more than 20 goes for that much!

Maybe they should charge it at 50p a shot. Have as many attempts as you like but each one costs you 50p.
 

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Depends on the length of the hole, whether I think it is a genuine chance. 120yds and under, I'd give it a pop. I'd do it for £5, maybe £10 if i really liked the hole.

Sadly my place doesn't have such a hole, the par 3's are too long, so I would not enter there

A bit of fun though.
 

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Depends on the length of the hole, whether I think it is a genuine chance. 120yds and under, I'd give it a pop. I'd do it for £5, maybe £10 if i really liked the hole.

Sadly my place doesn't have such a hole, the par 3's are too long, so I would not enter there

A bit of fun though.
Our stroke index 18 is 110 yards and a big left-to-right slope on the green (so hitting a little fade you could get it rolling towards the pin) so would probably be perfect for it.
 

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I'd want more than 20 goes for that much!

Maybe they should charge it at 50p a shot. Have as many attempts as you like but each one costs you 50p.

Don't folks on here pay more than that to enter their 2's pot for a return of say £20. The prize is worth around 4 grand I'd say
 

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Our stroke index 18 is 110 yards and a big left-to-right slope on the green (so hitting a little fade you could get it rolling towards the pin) so would probably be perfect for it.
Yep, that would get me interested. I know the likelihood of success is low but it would be a buzz. The par 3's at mine are between 161-212yds so I'm minimum a hybrid, others a driver. I'm not taking the challenge on with those clubs.
 

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How many holes in one have I had? 1
How many times have I played a par three? 7 or 8 thousand?

The odds aren't good so I might splurge a fiver at 50p a ball.
 

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I'd probably pay around £20 for the opportunity and I think loads at my club would if the 6th or 12th holes were being used.

Our head GK on the other hand... he might no likey.
 

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If it helps, by my rough calculation the entry fee is approx. 1% of the value of the prize pot
(also means the lucky 5 drawn players will not be funding the event in any real way)
 

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Are you just going to ignore the relative likelihood of getting a 2 vs getting a 1?? 😆

Not really a gambler but if its all about the relative likelihood surely no one would ever buy a lottery ticket :unsure:

What about the 'it matters more when there's money on it' aspect. Imagine taking your shot knowing its cost a deal more than a mars bar to do so would surely change the players experience of the day too (for better or worse results!)
 

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If I remember correctly I have done a couple of these in the USA, along the lines of 1 shot, $5 entry, hole in one gets you to Vegas. The Pro at our club occasionally does on our 18th (200 yards), buy a sleeve of balls, if you hit the green you get another sleeve free, same terms if you buy a box of 12. It adds a little bit of tension at the end of your round. I wouldn't pay more than £10 for twenty goes, I have had 4 HOI and I reckon my stats work out at about 1 in 3000.
 

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We have a Xmas raffle which includes a prize of a year's free membership, plus lots of other prizes. That gives me quite good odds compared with the massively high odds of a hole in one with only a handful of goes at it - so I wouldn't be entering 😁
 
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