Paige Spiranac’s Witty Response to Those Who Don’t Believe She Made a Hole-in-One

The golf instructor caught the incredible moment on camera.
Paige Spiranac

Paige Spiranac.

Paige Spiranac took on a challenge with JetFuel Energy to sink a hole-in-one in 50 tries, and the scratch golfer posted the results on YouTube on Dec. 14.

Fellow golf instructor Gavin Parker joined Spiranac on camera for moral support, and the approximately 17-minute long video featured the 30-year-old one-time SI Swimsuit model attempting to sink shot after shot. About 14 minutes in, on her 48th attempt, Spiranac finally sunk a hole-in-one.

After she shared the proud moment on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, several trolls accused Spiranac of editing the video and alleged that she did not, in fact, accomplish her goal.

“The power of editing,” one person remarked.

The former Division I athlete took it upon herself to address the commentary with a follow-up tweet. “A bunch of comments calling my hole in one fake. It’s real and spectacular,” she quipped. “But jokes aside anyone in the golf industry knows our careers would be over if we ever faked a hole in one video. No one would ever be dumb enough to risk that. We take pride in showing genuine reactions. The good and bad.”

Spiranac also noted that this was her fifth hole-in-one ever, and her second one caught on camera.

Despite some negativity, those who left comments on Spiranac’s YouTube video were much more supportive overall.

“Great shot!” one person wrote. “Thanks for making golf fun.”

“Congratulations Paige!!” someone else cheered. “Love seeing your successes!!!”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.