So now I've got it, a hole in one
Will this remove, golf from fun?
The ball it sailed a good 2-0-5 And gave a new meaning to feeling alive
It fell in the hole, there was never a doubt Discovering it there, I still gave a quick shout
Now that ball is retired on a shelf What's the next challenge, I think to myself
But deep down I know, it's really just luck For the rest of the round I really did suck
To thrive under pressure, that is the quest That is the time to be playing my best
To hit one good shot, not too impressive To hit them quite often, not too dismissive
At the time it felt great, one shot, the hole's finished But my need to play better has hardly diminished
The hole-in-one club, I've finally arrived But my lifelong war vs golf, I've hardly survived.
Poem courtesy Doug Paterson