After seeing an article about a 13-year-old who dunked a hole-in-one and won himself $10,000 towards a new car (that does him a lot of good), we've been debating in the office if there's any greater personal achievement in amateur sports than the hole-in-one. Perhaps my stance is biased because I'm narrow minded and like golf, but I can't think of anything that could possibly trump it.
Certainly a hole-in-one is more dumb luck than it is skill (otherwise pros would be dropping them like it's nothing), but despite that, they might be the only socially acceptable achievement to discuss more than a month after they happened. Every other non-Olympic, amateur accomplishment comes with a bragging shelf-life. Whether it's hitting a game winning home run or snagging a incredible touchdown catch, no one wants to hear about what you did 3 years ago. But a hole-in-one is something you can cherish for a lifetime. Take that little cocksucker above, for instance. Even though he doesn't have a pube to floss with, do you think he'll ever forget his hole-in-one? I highly doubt it. (Side note: What the hell is going on with the size of that flag? Did this happen at a pitch-n-putt? If so, I'm protesting the validity of it -- and not just because I'm some jealous prick who never got a hole-in-one.)
Anyway, that's my stance. If you think something else can outshine it, sound off.