Massachusetts State Rep Hit State’s Longest Confirmed Hole-In-One Last Year

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State Representative David Muradian (R-Grafton) had one of the best golf shots in Massachusetts last year.

Muradian, 40, hit the farthest confirmed hole-in-one out of anyone golfing in the Commonwealth in 2022, according to Mass Golf.

Muradian hit a 365-yard hole-in-one on the 13th hole of the Highfields Golf and County Club course in Grafton, Massachusetts on July 25, 2022. He was the only golfer in Massachusetts to hit a hole-in-one exceeding 300 yards in 2022.

“Congratulations to Dave Muradian for getting an albatross hole-in-one on the Par 4 13th hole,” Highfields Golf and Country Club posted on Facebook following Muradian’s achievement. “That’s seriously impressive, nice job!!”

Muradian told NewBostonPost in a telephone interview that the course had favorable conditions that day, which helped make the hole-in-one possible. 

“It was pretty cool,” Muradian said. “It was awesome. It was downhill. I’m no Bryson [DeChambeau] over here. And it was when there was a bit of a drought, so the ball rolled. The really great thing about it is it was for an Armenian church in my district. It was for a golf tournament raising money for them. I was able to do it in front of my father, one of my uncles, and one of my cousins. We put a family team together. It was actually on my first swing on the day. We started on that hole. It was unbelievable.”

As Muradian notes, he was playing in a golf tournament organized by the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church of Whitinsville (a village in the town of Northbridge). Although the church is in Northbridge, the tournament took place at Highfields in Grafton, about 8 miles away.

Conor Hibbard, director of golf at Highfields, praised Muradian for his shot and his attitude on the green. 

“What can I say about Dave Muridian’s Hole-In-One?” Hibbard told NewBostonPost in an email message. “First of all, it’s a par 4 which is even better.  Not just a hole-in-one but an albatross which may be even more rare.  It also happened on one of my favorite holes with an awesome backdrop in the distance beyond the green and condos behind it.  Dave plays here a bunch and although I haven’t played with him, I’ve never seen him without a smile on his face.  A guy like him deserves an albatross.”

An albatross occurs when someone has a score that is three below par on a hole. 

Here is a description of Hole 13 from the Highfields Golf and Country Club web site:


A down hill dogleg to the right. Beautiful views to towards the south and southeast. Tee shot should favor the left side of fairway so as not to be blocked out by trees on your approach shot. Be careful not to hit it too straight or left as you will find a water retention basin on the left. From there the green is protected by bunkers short and left and right. The green narrows towards the back and slopes towards the front.


Muradian was playing from the middle tee of the Par 4 course. There are four tees at the hole. The championship tee is 404 yards from the hole, the back tee is 385 yards away, the middle tee is 365 yards away, and the forward tee is 302 yards away.

His hole-in-one was nearly 100 yards farther than the second-longest confirmed hole-in-one last year:  a 270-yard shot at Longhi’s Golf in Southwick, Massachusetts.

Muradian’s shot appears to be the farthest confirmed hole-in-one in Massachusetts since 2009, according to MassGolf. A golfer named Michael Stephenson sank a 367-yard hole-in-one at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, Massachusetts, as the Worcester Telegram & Gazette also reported.

The odds of hitting a hole-in-one on a Par 4 course are six million to one, according to the Professional Golfers’ Association of America’s  web site.

Muradian played baseball and basketball at Sutton High School; he graduated from the school in 2001. However, golf has been his sport of choice as an adult.

Muradian represents the Ninth Worcester District. It includes Grafton, Upton, and Northbridge.


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