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Does your worst golf shot ever top these horror stories?

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We’ve all hit some golf shots that haunt our dreams. Not mere shanks, duffs, and chunks, but rather, awful shots compounded by horrific results.

Jacked_Loft started a forum thread dedicated to the worst of the worst last year, and it’s still going strong with abominable examples of awful golf shots.

Here’s penned a hilarious introduction along with this bit of hackery of his own.

“Par 3, 200 yards long with a tightly staked out OB on the right side. Our 4 ball has walked off the green and back to the tee, placing our bags in front of the tee but between the tee and the OB stakes.

“I swing out of my shoes with a 3-iron and produce the most solid shank I’ve ever struck. The ball flies about 60° to the right, hits my bag and ricochets further right, crossing the OB line. I’m now laying 5, and my buddies are laying on the ground screaming with laughter.”

The aptly named sheldonjhacker offered this terrifying tale…from St. Andrews of all places

“Overswing into a stiff breeze and snap hook my 3-wood tee shot which screams almost perpendicular-left and smashes into the bay window of the famous Rusacks hotel. I was so pissed at myself, but it’s a great story now because I don’t think I’ve ever seen my buddies laugh harder.”

Blackngold_blood writes

“I was playing in a 4-man tourney a few years ago with a guy that teed the ball up about an inch above his driver. He hovered his driver and was striping it all day. Even into the 20mph wind he was still hitting it 270 yes. “

“We got to a par 4 with a tee box set back in a corner with ob to the right and 20yds behind. Playing into the wind he proceeded to swing out of his shoes right under the ball, which popped straight up and the wind took it backwards OB. To add insult to injury he slammed his driver on the ground…snapped the head clean off.”

Unreal! The Beav tells his tale

“I grab 4-wood and proceed to barely make contact on the low heel like a champ. The ball is straight pulled about 5 feet off the ground and hits a sign 30 yards away that says “Carts <—“. It bounces straight back towards me and I have to jump out of the way.” 

“The ball ends up underneath the starters table (10 yards behind the tee) and I need to get help taking relief from the damn tent. Now I’m hitting 2 off the deck from behind the tee box with a growing gallery wondering WTF was going on. I wanted to crawl into a hole.”

LOL. What say you, GolfWRX members? Do you have anything that tops the aforementioned?

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  1. St. Donald

    Jan 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    My worst shot was calling Haiti a sh••hole country…. even though it’s TRUE.

    • Mark

      Jan 16, 2018 at 8:47 am

      What do your racist opinions have to do with your worst golf shots? You seem to play a lot and so must have had some relevant experiences.

    • Big J

      Jan 17, 2018 at 12:19 am

      Have you been to Haiti? Fake comment! Did Putin put you up to this?

  2. Lorne Gunther

    Jan 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    My worst/best shot was on a par 3 ‘executive’ golf course where I aced the wrong hole! Apparently the groundkeeper forgot to fill in the old hole and there were 2 holes on the green. I potted the wrong hole without the flagstick !!!!!

  3. Walt

    Jan 12, 2018 at 11:55 am

    My worst shot was when I whiffed the ball on the tee and then in anger I swung my driver backwards and hit the ball perfectly on the back of the driver. I was the only golfer with a ding on the backside of my driver! 😮

  4. Winger

    Jan 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

    My worst shot was at the first tee box where I not only topped the ball but also shanked it to the right where it stayed low and skidded into one of those tee box markers….. which was like a small pyramid spiked into the ground. The marker started to spin after being hit. Everybody applauded and that made me feel better.
    That happened when I started playing golf and it was like my fifth outing. Never again.

  5. olber

    Jan 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    That’s why modern casual golf is so special… it’s full of yuks with buddies. It’s a game of clowning and buddie-love; buddies who always play and drink together. What can be funner?!

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Check out these limited-edition Ryder Cup Adidas Tour360 shoes

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Here are GolfWRX, we love our Ryder Cup swag. Gianni brought you news of the U.S. squad’s apparel and some goodies from Puma last week. Today, we have more Ryder Cup-related gear news for fans of golf’s most storied team competition: Adidas is launching a limited edition Tour360 to commemorate the showdown at Le Golf National.

Available Sept. 24, the shoes draw their inspiration from the famed Ryder Cup trophy. The 10-cleated TPU outsole is designed to look like the wood grain finish at the trophy’s base, and the TPU top plate is shiny and gold like the trophy itself.

While the exterior of the shoe is the same whether your support the United States or Europe, the fortunate souls who snag a pair of the limited-edition shoes will be able to choose their preferred sockliner. One features the American flag and the final scores from every Ryder Cup since 1979, the other, the European flag.

“We know how much the Ryder Cup means to fans all over the world,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “It’s the most competitive event in golf, and brings out a level of emotion that you don’t normally see in the sport. Possession of the Ryder Cup trophy is what both of these teams and fans are after, so we looked to it for inspiration.”

The shoes (MSRP $220) will come with a limited-edition shoe bag and will only available online at adidas.com.

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Rope hat fans, rejoice: Titleist’s Tour Rope Flat Bill is here

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The rope hat is having something of a moment, isn’t it? As the mesh trucker fades to the periphery and the outer recesses of hipsterdom where it belongs, the good old-fashioned cotton rope snapback is stepping up to fill the void in vintage-inspired headwear.

Titleist is getting into the rope hat game with its Tour Rope Flat Bill, worn perhaps most prominently by Cameron Smith recently, but seen adorning the heads of Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak, and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Check ’em out.

The Tour Rope Flat Bill is available on Titleist’s website for $30 now in black/white, navy/white, and white/hunter green colorways.

 

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GolfWRX Members analyze (and roast) Cosmo Kramer’s golf swing

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Kramer Hickok’s win last week on the Web.com Tour brought to mind the greatest golfing Kramer of them all: Cosmo Kramer, of course.

Jerry Seinfield’s singular “hipster doofus” next-door neighbor flirted with the great game on occasion, if you recall: Beating ball into the Atlantic (which ultimately factors into George’s great “marine biologist” ruse), Stan the Caddie, playing Westchester, and a handful of other angles.

It’s during the “Marine Biologist” episode that we get a look at Cosmo’s action, and it is something to behold. The fluidity of Snead, here, folks.

We asked our GolfWRX members to fire up their V1 and give us their best breakdown of Kramer’s “driver off the beach” swing. Here are some of the best replies.

BewareTheGlowball writes

“On takeaway the hands get a little too close to the body, which would lead to a tendency to move over the top on the downswing. In this case however, Kramer makes a great move to put the club back on path from the top of his swing. Nearing impact his weight shifts backwards, which he owns and holds it like it was a classic swing of old…Better than about 75% of swings on the driving range when I go out.”

D1bound says: “Looks like he had a seizure.”

Getair23 says: “It’s so bad, he can’t even hit the ocean from the beach!”

ThunderBuzzworth says

“Horizontal takeaway equals more space for that flying elbow and massive hip turn. Then notice his transition and how he violently thrusts his upper body backwards into a silky smooth back-snap finishing with ALL his weight on his rear leg. Considering he is on the beach… take notes on the unorthodox ground impact location which happens to be 10 inches behind the ball to dramatically reduce spin.”

PowderedToastMan knows his Seinfeld: “That swing has the power to kill a whale, literally.”

Nony noke does as well: “Almost as good as Larry David’s swing. Preeettty, preeeettty good.”

And Gioguy21: “Kramer’s reverse C finish is simply poetic – if only he had the man hands necessary to release properly.”

And DavePelz4: “He’s not the Master of his Domain…or his swing.”

ZAP may have the most concise and spot-on breakdown.

“Stack and realaaaaaaaaaaalllllllly tilt.”

Thanks for the analysis, GolfWRX Members! And if anyone else would like to chime in on Cosmo’s club swinging motion, please do. Also, if there’s another swing from the big or small screen you’d like to see scrutinized, let us know.

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