Three golfers. Three hundred balls. One iconic hole

The European Tour, among others, have done a hole-in-one challenge and we liked it, so we thought we would try it too. But one thing the European Tour haven’t done is try and get a hole-in-one on the most famous hole in world golf – the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass. So how did we get on? Well you will have to watch the video to find out…

NCG vs TPC Sawgrass hole-in-one challenge: The rules

The three of us headed to the 17th at TPC Sawgrass (replica at Rudding Park) have 100 balls each to try make a hole in one. If maths isn’t your strong point that’s 300 balls between the three of us to try and achieve one of golfs most difficult feats.

Will we manage it? And how many balls will we (Alex) hit in the water? You’ll find out in the video at the top of the page…

With thanks to Rudding Park Golf Club for letting take over your par-3 course for a day and to Titleist for supplying the golf balls – sorry so many are now in the water…

Subscribe to NCG

Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

Alex Perry


Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

Handicap: 14

Andrew Wright

NCG's instruction editor. Terrible student so trying my hand at passing on some of the best advice I've never listened to. Member of Royal Troon. Favourite golfer is two-time major winner and hall of famer, Retief Goosen.

Handicap: 2

Play Aldeburgh & Woodbridge in April for £224 per person


Subscribe to NCG