Making Hole-In-One History

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Who was the first? Being the first at anything usually guarantees you a spot in the record books. This certainly applies to Tom Morris who was the first to make a hole-in-one in golf history.

Young Tom Morris, 18 years old at the time, would go on to win that Open Championship at Prestwick — the 10th played — by nine shots over runner-up Bob Kirk. Young Tom’s father, Old Tom Morris, finished in sixth-place, 23 shots behind his son. The field consisted of just 14 players.

The Young Tom Morris ace happened on the 166-yard, par-3, eighth hole — the “Station Hole” — on Prestwick’s original 12-hole course in the first round of the Open Championship, played on Sept. 16, 1869.

It’s important to know who was the first, but we think it’s even more important to know that he won’t be the last. And with US Hole In One it’s easy to give your golfers the chance to make the winning shot just like Tom Morris. To get a free quote, give us a call at 888-882-5440 or email us at

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