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Hole In One #11 - Letchworth

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Hidden : 03/09/2012
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Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

You are looking for a cache placed alongside the Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP), a 12 mile footpath circling the market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. This one is located adjacent to the local golf course.

This course has been in place since 1905, starting with nine holes and expanding to the full eighteen six years later by the famous professional Harry Vardon. As such, the golf club is probably the oldest sporting organisation in the Garden City. Today the course and practice area stands on 129 acres of outstanding countryside.

In golf, a hole in one is when a player hits the ball directly from the tee into the cup with one shot. (It is not necessary that the ball go directly into the cup. It may hit other objects, or the ground, on its way.) This is most possible on a par 3 hole. Longer hitters have accomplished this feat on shorter par 4 holes. Hole in ones are extremely rare, and while it depends largely on the golfer's skill, there is often also a great element of luck involved, although skill definitely increases the probability. Actuaries 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.

Among the memorable hole-in-ones, one occurred in the 1973 British Open when at age 71 Gene Sarazen made a hole-in-one. Bobby Charlton also made a hole-in-one in a celebrity charity game. Felicity Sieghart, 76 years old at the time, is believed to hold the record for the oldest person to make two hole-in-ones during one round. Kim Jong-Il is alleged to have scored hole-in-ones on a regular basis when he played, scoring 38 under par on his very first outing, which would necessitate a large number of hole-in-ones - he claimed 11 in that round!

The Cache
You are looking for something slightly out of place, not on the ground and out in plain sight. You may need a handy geotool and please handle the cache carefully. Bring a pen/cil.

This cache is part of a series of caches in and around any kind of venue where a form of golf can be played.

If you would like to add to this series and place a 'Hole in One' cache of your own, please feel free to do so but contact BigMal70 to obtain the guidelines for placing the caches and the next number before doing so.

A list of all the caches placed as part of the series can be found here: Hole in One Series caches

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Cng Pyvsgba naq Wrff qryvire guvf.
2. PAQ

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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