Connect with us

19th Hole

Does your worst golf shot ever top these horror stories?



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?

Join the discussion in the forums

Your Reaction?
  • 33
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW0
  • LOL12
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP1
  • OB0
  • SHANK6



  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?!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

19th Hole

Instagram Investigations: Impact Golf and Kyoei KK wedges #GolfWRX



Impact Golf posted a shot of a beautiful soon-to-be-released Kyoei KK wedge. Not having a clue what Impact Golf was, I did a little research. It turns out, Impact Golf is a golf facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The lead is kind of buried on this post, because Impact Golf Driving Range is the only aquatic driving range in Malaysia. Really. Check it out.

Members can get 100 range balls for about $3 US. The two-piece balls feature a low density center, so they float. Guess the range must sent out a boat with a cage on it to “pick” the balls?

Retail, club fitting, aquatic driving range, it looks like Impact Golf does it all. We salute you! Anyway, back to the post, here it is.

Kyoei Golf was founded by Tamaki Sakamoto, who got his start hauling trees by horse before hanging a shingle in the clubmaking business. He started Kyoei Golf Equipment Manufacturing with his brother-in-law.

The company describes its manufacturing evolution.

“Initially we used Stainless Steel. We polished stainless steel to finish our heads. Since Stainless Steel does not rust, we did not plate our heads. However, when we first saw a head made in America, we were shocked at how beautiful a finish they had. American made heads were made of Soft Carbon Steel and had plated finish. Since then, Kyoei also started to forge their heads in house and later invested in plating equipment. All of this was because of Tamaki’s goal of “Manufacturing the best head in Japan” He strongly believed that in order to produce good heads they needed to do their own forging and not just grinding. To produce good heads, they needed to do their own plating. Kyoei is still the only company in Japan with full forging to plating process capabilities.”

And how about this hustle?

“Tamaki took a few of his heads wrapped up in a “Furoshiki” wrapper (Traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) and showed them at the PGA show. “What do you think?” Even if he could not speak the language, they can see the quality in his products. This is how he gradually made Kyoei forged irons known in the U.S.”

Details on the upcoming Kyoei KK wedges are scarce, but one thing’s for sure: They’re darn good looking.

Your Reaction?
  • 52
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW2
  • LOL1
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP1
  • OB1
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Rory McIlroy on fan behavior: “It’s golf…there’s decorum, there’s etiquette.”



Last week, Rory McIlroy suggested the PGA Tour should curtail alcohol sales at tournaments. Now, he’s expanding on his thoughts in the wake of Commissioner Jay Monahan’s statements on the matter.

To refresh, regarding spectator imbibing, the 28-year-old said

“They [the PGA Tour] need to limit the alcohol sales on the course, or they need to do something because every week it seems like guys are complaining about it more and more.”

Commissioner Jay Monahan, however, isn’t keen to dam the river of booze. In Monahan’s mind, golf is in a period of adjustment to new fans and is facing issues common in the world of sports.

McIlroy, speaking at the WGC-Dell Match Play appeared to walk back his remarks before disagreeing with the commish’s characterization of professional golf.

“I made my comments last week on St. Patrick’s Day when everyone was just a few too many deep. I don’t know, I’m all for people coming out here, having a good time. I don’t know. It depends.

“I think what happened to Justin Thomas at the Honda, that went over the line. I think that was too much. Because that’s not — it’s golf at the end of the day. It’s not football. There’s decorum, there’s etiquette, there’s a lot of that that goes on in golf. Not that it doesn’t go on in football, when you are on the field you can’t hear all that stuff. We’re a little thin rope that divides the fans from us, you can still hear what they are saying.”

Let’s drill down. McIlroy reaffirms his belief that what happened to Justin Thomas at the Honda Classic crossed a line. To refresh, Thomas was followed by a heckler who repeatedly jeered him and yelled for his ball to land in a bunker. Thomas had the man ejected.

Second, McIlroy points out that golfers and golf fans are held to a higher/different standard than players and fans in other sports. As we continue to wade through this debate, much rests on the idea that “it’s golf, not football.”

Proponents of increased sanctions and security measures will agree. Opponents, likely, will see this attitude as part of the problem plaguing the game.

Finally, McIlroy points at that, unlike football, basketball, baseball, etc, golf fans stand mere feet away from players in a largely silent environment, separated only by a rope and often without any formal security presence in the vicinity. Even those who are unconcerned by recent heckling incidents have to concede McIlroy’s point on the fundamental difference in atmosphere.

To this, we might add that the execution of a golf shot is more similar to drawing the bow back and shooting in archery than it is to drawing the ball back and throwing it on a football field.

What do you think about McIlroy’s remarks, GolfWRX members?


(h/t Geoff Shackelford for the McIlroy quote)

Your Reaction?
  • 331
  • LEGIT35
  • WOW1
  • LOL2
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP0
  • OB1
  • SHANK12

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Billy Horschel expresses concern about the current player-fan relationship on Tour



Billy Horschel is never shy about giving his opinion.

Appearing on the Playing Through Podcast earlier this week, Horschel commented on the trend of heckling on the PGA Tour. Horschel said if a fan insulted him personally, he might not be able to take the high road.

“I told the Tour, listen, if someone says something personal to me about my family that crosses the line, we’re gonna have an incident on our hands. Then you guys may take it seriously. I said, we’re one incident away from a player going into the crowd a little bit and handling a situation that has crossed the line.”

Going into the crowd a little bit? Just a little bit, not full Ron Artest, but a little bit.

All joking aside, what do you think about Billy Horschel’s remarks? The PGA Tour, which prides itself on the sportsmanship and character of its players, would have a real mess on its hands should a player go outside the ropes for a confrontation.

And who’s going to deal with that situation if it arises? This guy?

Your Reaction?
  • 280
  • LEGIT32
  • WOW6
  • LOL3
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP3
  • OB0
  • SHANK25

Continue Reading

19th Hole