Best shot you have ever hit?
Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:22 AM
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:40 PM
My ball on the green -- look at the left side.
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My new computer wallpaper, the 16th at Pacific Dunes:
As a side note, I guess these kinds of memories are why I have trouble playing safe, smart golf.
Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:04 PM
Indian Hills Golf Course in Riverside.
The 7th hole is a short par 4. It's semi-driveable, but large pine trees lining the left side and partially blocking the green make landing it on the green difficult. I played short and right and then pitched in from 30 yards for an eagle 2.
Tee off on number 8 (which, at the time, was an uphill, dogleg left par-4 of 385 yards due to construction on the course) and I put the ball in the middle of the fairway. Wind is in and from the right. I have 150ish to a front pin, uphill. I hit a perfect 8-iron that rides the wind, turns left, lands behind the hole, and due to the wind spins back INTO THE HOLE! 2nd par-4 eagle in a row. In a skins game. Witnessed by the group waiting on the 9th tee.
I will never forget that day. :-)
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:18 PM
Ball ended up 10 feet away. Missed eagle��
Edited by breakingbad, 10 May 2018 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:35 AM
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:18 PM
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:30 PM
210 yard par 3 downhill.
First time, flew the green and my ball ended up above knee high stuck in a bush. Got a wedge on it somehow and made the ten footer for par. Then, last week, I hosel rocketed my 6 iron into the adjacent fairway. To get the the green I had to go over a very tall tree ~100 feet. Opened up the 58* and swung as hard as I could. Ball went up and over, landed and ended at about 12 feet, made that par putt. Was hands down part of what was one of the wonkiest rounds I have had since I've started playing.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:41 PM
Edited by Neurotica, 11 May 2018 - 11:43 PM.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:27 PM
Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:12 AM
(1) July 18, 2017 Muirfield -Gullane, Scotland Hole 15 PAR 4 447 yards
According to the book, the smarter play is probably a long iron short of the bunkers which protect either side of the left-to-right dog-leg fairway between 250 and 290 yards. The green is known to Members at Muirfield as the Camel’s Back and there are real three-putt possibilities if the approach does not find the right section of the large putting surface.
That afternoon I was driving the ball remarkably well. I was hitting almost every fairway and controlling the ball both directions. When we came to the tee box my caddie tells me that this hole could be a good driver hole with how well I was stiking it. Only thing to watch was the bunkers middle of the fairway. Pick a side and play to it. Right is a lot tighter, and a worse angle to the green and the left a wider landing and a longer carry had the long fescue outlining the fairway if you miss your mark long. Nevertheless, I pulled the driver and aimed to the left edge of the trap, preparing to play a cut. I wanted to carry the left edge and roll out to 145 from the green. Well... I absolutely hit the best drive of my life! I hit a power fade right off the left corner of the trap. Having hit the ball so well, I completely carried the trap, by a long way. I knew I was going to be in the middle of the fairway, at the time, I was guessing maybe 110 yards out. As we approached the middle of the fairway, I could not find my ball. We looked in the bunker, long, short... everywhere. It wasn't until the caddie coming back the next fairway told us that my ball had reached the green. I was floored. My caddie, myself, my playing partners, we couldn't believe I hit it so long. Upon reaching the green, we found my ball sitting a foot onto the front left portion of putting surface,15ft from the pin. I had so much adrenaline in my body my had was shaking. I lined up my eagle putt confident that I was going to pour it in. I stroked it with the force to hit the ball 25ft, needless to say I missed the 15ft eagle putt BAD. I then proceeded to make my birdie putt, which was almost sheer luck. The ball was hit way too hard, it hit the back of the hole, then jumped over to the front side then miraculously fell backwards into the cup. We all laughed. We calculated my drive to be 443 yards. My Caddie said that he never has heard anyone other than Lee Westwood reach the green off the tee, and this was the best tee shot he personally has ever seen on this hole and maybe the course. Apparently, after Jack Nicklaus drove this green four days in a row in 1966 they installed the fairway bunkers to strength up the hole.
A drive or a tee shot isn't necessarily a common "best shot you have ever hit", but for me it was context of the shot, the history I can tie it to. My own personal connection to Jack- something that we both did that not many others have....round about way makes it that. Though, he would never know or for that matter care, it is something special to me and for that reason this was my best shot I have ever had.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:23 PM
Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:34 AM
I will never hit that shot again (on purpose)
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:04 AM
Need less to say I am forced to play my ball from the trees on the left. Overhook the second and and miss left. Get to my ball, shortsided, uphill to fast green running away from a very poor lie. Partner says just get something on the green so we have a putt, try to eliminate double.
Clipped perfectly and it went in for birdie. Under the circumstances it's the best shot I can remember hitting.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:01 AM
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Posted 21 May 2018 - 08:51 PM
I had a beautiful lie sitting nicely on the thick bermuda grass.
5 yards in front of me and 2 yards right is a massive pine tree.
20 yards in front of the pine tree and maybe 2 yards at most to the left of my ball, is another massive pine tree and the limbs weren't more than 15 feet from the ground.
30 yards in front of the green is a creek and spans all the way from the woods and cart path on the right to the lake on the left which runs the length of the left side of the fairway.
Just past the pine tree on the left, the fairway starts to drop steeply down, maybe 25 feet down to the creek, and then steeply back up to an elevated 2 tier green which slopes back to front. Its protected by a massive sand bunker left. '
If your approach is 10 yards short of the green, the ball will roll backwards down the hill and end up in the creek. If you go long over the green, then you are chipping or pitching back up on to the green from below, and if its a little long, the ball will roll quickly off the top tier, down the green, down the big slope and end up in the creek
Its a gorgeous and challenging hole with almost zero room for error except to the bunker, and it's brought me to my knees and made me cry and call my mama on many occasions.
So I'm faced with 2 options. a perilous long iron shot which required threading the ball through the alley created by the pine trees, over the creek and up the hill far enough for the ball not to roll back into the water....or a sissy out with a wedge and have 160 in for 3rd shot and staring an easy double or worse right in the eye.
So considering the really good lie which I had, and had just parred the last 3 holes, I smashed the most perfect 4 iron (or any other one for that matter), in the last 45 years that I've been playing golf. Could not have been more perfect and I would challenge Tiger and Mark Crossfield to pull that shot off.
Ball flew beautifully between the tree trunks, and just under the end of the limbs on the 2nd tree on a perfect trajectory and slightly fades into the green and rolls up 15 ft left, pin high. It was a thang of pure beauty and would be raved about for years on the Golf Channel if they had witnessed it.
Edited by DivinDave, 21 May 2018 - 08:58 PM.
Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:14 PM
It was during a work scramble with my boss, his boss, and a co-worker.
On the second par five on the course, our best drive left a 240 yard shot, out of the desert (everyone’s drive went into the desert).
The hole dog-legs to the right, with a swamp/pond area 15 yards short and right of the green, at the end of the desert area.
This was in New Mexico, so the wind is pretty much always whipping. That day it was about 10-15 mph, coming from the left.
The other three guys had no chance of hitting a 240 yd shot, with a 40 yd fade, around the cacti surrounding us.
So after some safe lay-ups, I pulled my 4 iron and gave it a Sergio-against-the-tree-at-medinah kind of swing.
It felt like a piece of butter melting into the face of my club, and immediately after the swing, I ran out to the left to watch the ball’s decent.
For a moment, I thought I was going to make it on the fly, but the last 50 yards must have been a bit gusty, as the ball landed about 10 inches right of the cup.
The absurd amount of side spin and wind influence on the ball made it hop straight right, where it stopped about 7 feet from the cup.
They gave me first crack at the eagle putt, but I was a little too amped and hit it through the right edge break.
Still, a wondrous feeling when I remember how that ball contact felt.
Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:46 PM
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:14 AM
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 10:55 AM
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 06:45 PM
Posted 08 July 2018 - 02:36 PM
Had the ball not hit the very center of the cup, and bounced straight up in the air, but then back down into the cup, the ball could have made that pond...the banks were basically shaved with no no 'froghair' rough to stop it.
While only a Par save, it remains one of my 'highlight' shots some 13-years later! The shot left my playing partners shaking their heads in disbelief! If not my best shot, it was certainly the luckiest for sure! Happened on the 18th hole, so it was my final shot of the day, and a great way to end a rather mediocre round!
Edited by bobcat, 08 July 2018 - 03:05 PM.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:08 PM
Hit a 150 yd fairway bunker shot (7 iron) to a foot to catch the 2nd flight in the City Am years ago. And made a down hill right to left breaking putt from 15 ft to win a match play club championship. Took out a couple hot shot college players along the way.
Havnʻt played another match play event since, retired with a 5-0 record. Most nervous i have ever been on a golf course was playing this event. Donʻt need the drama. 30 years of golf wrappwd up in two paragraphs. lol
Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:31 PM
Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:07 AM
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