The fourth episode of the European Tour’s ‘Chase The Ace Hole-In-One Challenge’ is here and this time it’s none other than Thomas Pieters taking an afternoon to go crazy while attempting to make an ace.
The challenge here is pretty simple, Pieters is given 500 balls to try to hit a hole-in-one on a 165 yard Par 3 at Olgiata Golf Club in Rome. It sounds doable, but for anyone that has ever hit a single golf ball knows how insanely difficult it is to hit a hole-in-one. According to the European Tour, odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro’s chances are closer to one in 2,500.
You’ve got to love the fact Pieters says ‘this is relaxing’ after his first shot and by his 88th swing he says ‘I get their frustration now.’ Come shot 173 he literally yells ‘fuck,’ so yeah, again, this type of things is unbelievably infuriating.
Then, around the 200th shot, Pieters says ‘this is the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done,’ talk about a turn of emotions.
I can definitely think of much worse ways to spend an entire afternoon than trying to hit a hole-in-one, but I can also think of better ways to spend an afternoon.
As someone that has one hole-in-one on their resume, I’ll be completely happy if that number stays put for the rest of my life. Not to rub it in or anything, people that don’t have a hole-in-one, but just to be clear here my name is Mark Harris and I do have a hole-in-one.