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The Hole In One

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THE HOLE IN ONE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Pat Stanaway Harwell Caledonian Society 1948-1998

1- 8 1s set, lead down and cast down behind 3s, meet and lead up to finish in centre 2nd place BtoB facing own side
9-16 1s set, 2M+1M+3M and 2L+1M+3L circle 3H round to Left (4 bars), 1s cast round 3rd corners (1M round 2M, 1L round 3L)
17-24 ½ reels of 3 across (1s LSh to 1st corners); 2s+1M (above 2s) and 1L+3s (1L below 3s) dance ½ LH across and 1s turn RH to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

This reel, The Hole In One, was devised to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Harwell's club's President, Dr Roy Nelson, a keen golfer.

The dance is intended to represent a successful round on the golf course.

In golf, a hole in one or hole-in-one occurs when a ball hit from a tee to start a hole finishes in the cup. A ball hit from a tee following a lost ball, out-of-bounds, or water hazard is not a hole-in-one due to the application of a stroke penalty. Holes-in-one commonly occur on par 3 holes, the shortest distance holes on a standard size golf course.

Holes-in-one are rare, and, although skill definitely increases the probability, there is a great element of luck involved. Occasionally special events host a hole in one contest, where prizes are offered if a contestant records a hole in one. Usually prizes are backed by an insurance company who offers prize indemnification services. Actuaries at such companies have calculated the chance of an average golfer making a hole in one at approximately 12,500 to 1, and the odds of a tour professional at 2,500 to 1.

Golf course
Golf Course

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