Although the properties of
reflected light were known to other ancient philosophers
and scientists, it was Heron
of Alexandria (about AD 75) who developed the related
The longest recorded
hole-in-one was 447 yards, made by Robert Mitera
in Omaha, Nebraska in 1965.
Schreiber, a legally blind golfer, shot a hole-in-one
in 1997 in Bayonet Point, Florida.
The method of reflecting is sometimes used
to find distances that can not be measured directly.