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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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Adam “Pacman” Jones talks handicap, lowest score, shows off new clubs

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The trick-shot artist, golfing dynamo, and general internet phenomenon that is Matty sat down for a quick nine questions with veteran NFL cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, who plays to a 14 handicap.

Check out their conversation below.

Matty also took a peek at the fresh set of clubs in Jones’ bag. It looks like Matty, who is affiliated with Bridgestone Golf, has made sure the veteran cornerback has the company’s latest wares, including custom Tour B X-CB irons and custom KBS Tour shafts.

Hopefully, Matty will follow up with an Adam Jones WOTW (What’s on the Wrist). Holy Rolly, Pacman!

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Tweets of the Week: Best golf posts from Twitter over the last week

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Louis Oosthuizen cried tears of joy after winning the South African Open, while Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman triumphed at the QBE shootout. But those weren’t the only talking points over the last week in the golfing world. Here’s a look at some things you may have missed, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere.

Uncanny Bubba Impression

He’s nailed impressions of Dustin Johnson and Keegan Bradley in the past, and now Jack Bartlett turned his talents to the mercurial Bubba Watson. The result is both hysterical and scarily impressive.

“Mud Ball!!”

Because the original “mud ball” moment is just as hilarious.

The Turf Chopper

A look into the future of golf on the fairways?

DeChambeau’s New Bag

Bryson showed off his slick new golf bag while in action last week. What do we think GolfWRXers?

Please Replace Divots

A squirrel at the QBE Shootout this week showing more etiquette on the course than some golfers do.

Open Championship Mania

An 11-year old’s mother showed just how much her boy enjoyed his experience at this year’s Open Championship…

…leading to The R&A and Open Championship combining to provide the kid with an experience that he will never forget.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exploring Ireland: Where to golf, drink and stay on the Emerald Isle. Pt. 2. Old Tom Morris Links, Donegal

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In these series of articles, I will be taking you around the Emerald Isle providing you with great golf courses to visit in some of the loveliest spots in Ireland. I’ll also be highlighting the best and most authentic Irish bars in these spots, as well as places to stay, eat and how to get there. Whether you’re taking a golfing holiday to Ireland in 2019 or are interested in doing so sometime in the future, I’ll make sure to let you in on the best places to spend your time.

In Part One of our Exploring Ireland series, we focused on County Wicklow and showcased Woodbrook Golf Club. Now it’s time for Part Two, and we’re taking a trip to the far northwest corner of the island, and into County Donegal.

While it may not be the most accessible destination, Donegal is an absolute must for anyone traveling to Ireland. Voted number one on The National Geographic Traveler’s ‘cool list’ for 2017, Donegal is like no place you’ve ever seen. Full of breathtaking beaches, incredible walking trails, cosy pubs and of course, excellent golf courses, you’re guaranteed to have a great time here.

Old Tom Morris Links, Donegal

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My pick for the top golf course to visit in the county is the Old Tom Morris Links, situated within the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort.

In 1891, while a guest of Lord Leitrim, Old Tom Morris of St. Andrews decided to visit Donegal, and in typical Tom Morris fashion, he believed that it was the ideal location to build a championship course. What Morris created was a course with wide rolling fairways and magnificent greens that have stood the test of time.

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The course was renovated twice before a new Strand Nine opened in 2009 which now plays as the front nine of the Old Tom Morris Links. The addition gives the course a wonderful mix of a traditional and modern links feel.

The challenging course plays over 6,900 yards from the back tees, and only offers up the relief of three par-fives. The challenge can also become even more daunting should the wind blow, and being situated along “The Wild Atlantic Way,” you should expect nothing less.

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While you will no doubt enjoy the stern test and the natural feel of the golf course, visitors will have even more to look forward to should they take the trip here. The course runs along Tramore beach overlooking Sheephaven Bay and offers up sensational views no matter what hole you are on during your round.

The rates to play 18 holes at the Old Tom Morris Links begin at $40 in winter, and $60 during the summer months.

Food & Drink – The Olde Glen Bar, Carrigart

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A 10-minute drive from the course will take you to The Olde Glen Bar a few minutes from Carrigart, which Ulster’s very own Hollywood star and golf fan Jamie Dornan (The Fall, 50 Shades of Grey) called the “best bar in the world.”

The bar first opened in 1768, making it one of the oldest bars in Donegal. The Olde Glen Bar has kept its very traditional feel, and when you get there, you will feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Wooden floors, big open-lit fires, low ceilings and door frames add to the charm of this little bar where there is always something going on.

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There is live traditional music playing in the bar every weekend, and along with the music, The Olde Glen Bar boasts an excellent craft beer, whiskey and gin selection. The bar prides itself on its Kinnegar beer, brewed just up the road, and it’s well worth a try if Guinness isn’t your thing.

The bar also features a highly acclaimed restaurant, offering up dishes such as seatrout, venison, supreme of chicken and plenty of other delights.

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Where To Stay

The obvious choice is the Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort itself. This luxury establishment will cater to all your needs and is the ideal place to stay when in the area if you have the money to splash out. A classic double room will set you back around $200 a night, or you can go for the stay and play option which provides you with two nights bed, and breakfast along with a round of golf at both the Old Tom Morris and the Sandy Hills Links for around $300 per person.

If you’re looking for somewhere less expensive or more traditional, then there are plenty of cottages in the area that will add even more character to your adventure. Here’s what you can expect should you wish to stay in an Irish cottage in the area, and it will give you a feel for true Irish life out on the Atlantic Ocean.

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Donegal has lots to offer should you manage to pull yourself away from the course or the bar. Fishing, walking trails, surfing and scuba diving are all favorite activities to do while visiting Donegal. One must visit, however, is Glenveagh National Park, which is a nature reserve with beautiful scenery of mountains, lakes and woodlands. The highlight of the park though has to be Glenveagh Castle, built in 1870.

How To Get There

The lack of quality public transport in the area makes it a little trickier than other spots to get to, but if you’re driving, then there’s no issue at all. The Old Tom Morris Links is a 3 hrs 30mins drive from Dublin City Centre, 4hrs 10mins from Galway City Centre, and 1hr 15mins from Derry City Centre. If you happen to be flying into Donegal Airport, then it will take you around an hour to get to the area.

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