The Odds of a Hole In One

So you’re participating in a tournament that’s advertising a hole in one prize.  Have you ever wondered what your odds of winning that big, insured prize are?   Chances are you view them as insurmountable; however, as you’ve likely seen from our Weekend Winner blog posts, hole in ones are actually a common occurrence!

According to Carlos Concha, General Manger with Hole In One International, “the odds of making a hole in one on a par 3 are roughly 1 in 12,500 for amateurs and 1 in 2,500 for professionals.”

Sure, those figures may seem a bit daunting… but if your tournament has an average of 100 amateur players and your golf course or country club has a total of four par 3 holes, the odds of someone in your tournament acing one of those holes is approximately 1 in 32.  Now that’s more like it!

Plus, you can rest easy knowing that whenever hole in one insurance is purchased through Hole In One International, we automatically include up to 4 smaller auxiliary prizes for all players to shoot for (shootouts excluded).  That gives you extra chances at acing a hole during your tournament!

But what about the odds of two people making it on the same hole?  Or better yet, back-to-back hole in ones?

According to Concha, 32,000 to 1 and 156,250,000 to 1, respectively.

Have any other questions about the odds?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249 or email us!

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