July 24, 2009

Hole In One News!

Ed Platzer has to be one of the luckiest or most skilled par 3 players out there. Recently the Ohio native achieved a truly special feat. When it comes to hitting a hole in one we at US Hole In One always praise the person who gets the ace or even multiple aces, but this time it’s different. We promise!

Ed Platzer is from Bowling Green, Ohio. According to an article on wdtn.com, Mr. Platzer knocked in a left-handed hole-in-one last month, 15 years after he hit a right-handed hole-in-one. Platzer goes on to say that he's a natural lefty but learned to play right-handed when he couldn't find any left-handed clubs. What’s even more interesting is that he started hitting from the other side four years ago when he bought some left-handed clubs.

In one of our previous US Hole In One blogs we introduced our readers to The United States Golf Register. This association is responsible for recording all holes in ones that are made in America, and it says that it couldn't find anyone who has matched the Bowling Green man's achievement in its database. Its database is 13 years old. We told you this was a special golf event!

Unfortunately not everyone can be an ambidextrous wizard like Ed Platzer. However everyone can tell their tournament director about US Hole In One. We would like to inform all everyone that we at US Hole In One offer premium services for golf outings. We provide affordable hole in one insurance and well designed sponsor signs for golf outings. We also try our best to make it possible for a tournament director to award a hole in one winner with special prizes. Past hole in one winners have won everything from fancy cars to a year’s supply of gasoline. At US Hole In One, the customer comes first. For more information, feel free to visit our website: holeinoneinsurance.com. Also you could call us directly at 888-882-5440.

July 17, 2009

Is Hole In One Insurance Affordable?

With the economy the way it is, it can be incredibly difficult for anyone to make money, let alone the golf courses. One way to draw customers in is to use a contest such as a hole in one contest or a putting contest and offer a big prize to the person that achieves the goal you set. $10,000 for a difficult putt? How about $100,000 for hitting the hole in one during the competition, if this sounds good, but seems far too much out of your league, consider how US Hole In One Insurance can help out.

This form of insurance allows you to offer a grand prize like this but you do not have to worry about paying out for it. If someone does win the grand prize you offer, US Hole in One pays out on your behalf. You only have to pay a small fee for using the service.

How Much?

To obtain an accurate quote for the insurance, you do need to contact the company directly. Here is a look at what you can expect, though.

• $7500 Home Entertainment System as grand prize: for 100 players, costs $204.
• For $20,000 Smart Car as grand prize: For 72 players, costs $334.
• For a $50,000 cash grand prize: for 144 players, costs $1,256.

These costs assume that all players in the contest are amateurs and that they are playing on a 165-yard hole. Prices and stipulations do change, and there are many more pricing options to consider. For this reason, be sure to contact the company directly for the costs.

Still, as you can see, offering a contest like this can be one of the most affordable methods to draw in customers. Hole in One insurance may be just what you need.

July 10, 2009

Near Blind Man Hits Hole In One

Have you ever hit a hole in one? Walter Dietz did, on his first day back to golfing after taking time off to have a family and to start a career. In that time, he also started to lose his eyesight. That was 30 years ago. At the time, Dietz left the game because his eyesight was getting poorer, but then, he went to the Acacia Country Club in Lyndhurst, Ohio to watch the United States Blind Golfers Association national tournament.

Currently, Mr. Dietz is one of the nation's top visually impaired golfers. He is 76 years old and is one of 14 players to qualify nationally to play the Corcoran Cup. This tournament is considered to be the same stature of the Masters but for those playing blind golf. Blind golf is quite interesting and hitting a hole in one would be considered a rare feet.

Attending the USBGA tournament was an inspiration to Dietz. He knew that if others could do it, then he too could do it. Therefore, he did with the help of a sight coach. When he first decided to go back to playing golf after all of those years off, remarkably, his skill was still there. On his first day back, he made a hole in one on the seventh hole at Manakiki Golf Course in Willoughby Hills.

While we talk a lot about hole in one insurance coverage, it is nice to point out that anyone can get onto the greens and fairways and hit the hole in one. At 76, Mr. Dietz is still playing golf and is a member of several local golf leagues.

July 02, 2009

Now that’s just RIDICULOUS!!!

We at US Hole In One stumbled over a very interesting article that was posted by the Associated Press on July 1, 2009. Ricky Langston of Greenville, Alabama might have had the best 18 hole stretch of his life. According to the Associated Press Ricky got “three holes-in-one in the month of June at Greenville Country Club.”The good thing about the holes in one is that they were not obscure. Courtesy of the report we learned that Ricky “plays regularly with a large group of golfers. At least nine people witnessed each shot and three people witnessed all three.”

The magic began on June 3 when Langston holed out the 142-yard No. 8 using an 8-iron. Then just when he didn’t think it was possible for him to do it again, he aced the 165-yard No. 4. All it took was 8 days and a well struck 6 iron to get his next hole in one. I wonder what was going through his mind at that time.

Shortly after that euphoric moment, he did it again. Yes he completed a hat trick of holes in one. Not one, two, but three holes in one in the space of 18 days. On June 20, Langston holed the 155-yard No. 6. using an 8-iron. The Associated press sums this all up when they say “three weeks, three aces, three different holes.” The final hole in one on June 20 had a special bonus though. The Associated press reports that, “Langston's wife, Angie, was riding in the cart with him.”

Ricky Langston has to be one of the luckiest people around. Millions of avid golfers have played golf for several years and never got a hole in one. Ricky Langston got three holes in one in 18 days. Now that’s just remarkable. I’ll bet he wishes there was a prize on at least one of those holes!