By Luke Kerr-Dineen
Related: Golf Digest's hole-in-one primer
The data below were collected by the HIO over the course of 30 years through their hole-in-one insurance plans. And before you even ask, hole-in-one insurance exists because groups hosting small golf events usually offer expensive prizes to competitors who make an ace as a way of boosting participation. They'll take out a plan just in case they find themselves in the unlikely situation of having to pony-up a car on short notice.
But anyway, back to business. An amateur golfer's chance of an ace is 12,500 to 1? Yikes.