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Fess up: Your worst golf shot ever.


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#1 Jacked_Loft

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:27 AM

Hi friends of 400 yard drives, holed 150 foot putts or albatrosses on 650 yard par 5's! This thread is not for you, but for those with the wiffed drive on the 1st tee in front of an audience, the missed 15 incher, the sculled sandwedge through the clubhouse window...or worse.

I'll kick it off with mine, so please entertain me and allow me to set it up:

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. That was the most fun I've ever had losing money.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:11 AM

from back tees hit a low bullet off the hole layout sign.
So that tee ball netted negative 25 yds!! Lol

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:57 AM

Swing and a miss, strike one.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:10 AM

Buddy trip, #1 at the Old Course, St. Andrews:

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.  :russian_roulette:

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:20 AM

I have done almost everything imaginable. Swung and miss, top a shot that goes a couple feet, and even toed a putt that went almost straight sideways!  However the most memorable wasn't even mine. 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 (just like tiger does) and snapped the head clean off.  We all had a big laugh even though I kind of felt bad about the driver.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:27 AM

High school city championship about ten years ago... They would announce each player on the first tee with a small crowd of 20 or so people surrounding the tee. It's a short par 4 with a bunker in the middle of the fairway, so I decide to hit my 5 wood. I was about a 9 handicap at the time, didn't feel nervous, but I must have been, because I literally topped my tee ball and it rolled about 5 feet right in front of me on the tee box. had to wait for the other 3 players to be announced and tee off before I could play my second shot. Ended up making bogey, but man it was embarrassing.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:35 AM

Horrible LOW pull of the tee. Hits the side of a cement bench squarely and ricochets back over my head into someone's property 20 yards behind the tee, OB. The funniest part was the pregnant silence from my friends for about a second or so before collapsing with laughter.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:38 AM

Hit a grounder off the tee, the ball hit the forward tee marker, flew up, came back over my head, and ended up in a OB swamp about 25 yards behind the tee box. This was while I was caddying and the member asked me if I'd like to try hitting his new hybrid since we were both lefties.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:46 AM

View Postcherokee8215, on 15 January 2017 - 11:38 AM, said:

Hit a grounder off the tee, the ball hit the forward tee marker, flew up, came back over my head, and ended up in a OB swamp about 25 yards behind the tee box. This was while I was caddying and the member asked me if I'd like to try hitting his new hybrid since we were both lefties.

Hitting a ball OB is one thing, hitting a ball OB behind you is quite another thing.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

A Sh*** has happened to everyone so i guess i won't list that.

Hmmm, i guess i'll go with this year but it's not 1 shot it's 3 shots. I missed qualifying for our interclub team by 3 points and i made three double bogeys on 18 out of 4 rounds LOL. Fairly easy hole it's only 350yds but there's OB down the right side. I hit 3 snap hooks OB, two of them with hybrids. I mean just horrible shots. I could've made 3 bogeys and been in a playoff for the 10 spot

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

Spyglass #6 tee box.  It's cold and raining like hell.  Crank one off the toe into the next tee markers.  Comes back like a rocket and misses my VPs noggin by inches (literally).   Ends up in the ice plant behind us.  Ugh...

Somewhere on the back 9 I put one off the hosel of a 5I and just miss him again.  Luckily he didn't notice (or was nice enough to pretend) and I quickly dropped a ball and hit again.

Both shots are at the top of my "worst" list.  Never thought I could be miserable at Spyglass, but that day was a tester.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:50 PM

Got called early to the first tee. Threesome I was paired with had already hit as I come running up (from the range, wasn't late!). Hurriedly stuck the tee in the ground, grabbed driver and wailed away. Solidly got the top half often ball, it screamed away for10yards into the back side of one of those pie shaped tee markers, came screaming directly back at me, catching me squarely in the right ribs. Injury added to insult!
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:57 PM

First hole at Yocha Dehe in Northern California. Shanked an iron over a fence and hit a donkey.  Got him square in the head and he started making these awful donkey sounds and I never really regrouped the whole day.
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 15 January 2017 - 05:57 PM, said:

First hole at Yocha Dehe in Northern California. Shanked an iron over a fence and hit a donkey.  Got him square in the head and he started making these awful donkey sounds and I never really regrouped the whole day.

This is the most hilarious visual!

Mine would have to be the equivalent of the "pulling the table cloth out from under the dishes" trick.  Tee'd it too high, swing was really steep and took a divot with my driver on the first tee....ball fell straight down as I swiped the tee right out underneath it.  

Also, I present you with my brother's tee shot:
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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

10th tee box, very elevated, ready to unleash a holy bomb down the right center of the fairway. Step up ready to grip it an rip it, big turn, powerful uncoil....... barely grazed the ball with the front edge of my driver. It was a 300+ yard swing but sadly the ball only trickled 6 inches straight out to the side.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:47 PM

1st tee at a VGT Tournament at Hazelmere.  Practice round and warm-up went really well and I'm feeling like today is my day.  There's around 12-18 people milling around watching friends and waiting their tee time.

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.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 08:45 PM

Mine was bad, but also painful. I pulled a drive into the trees on the left side. I had a clear shot between two trees, but it was a little tight. Taking a 3 iron to hit under the tree branches, I proceeded to hit one the trees dead center and had the ball come straight back and hit me in the chest. Left a hefty welt, and a event that none of my foursome can seem to forget anytime I'm near a tree. It was over 6 years ago.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:56 PM

View Postlookylookitzadam, on 15 January 2017 - 07:23 PM, said:

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 15 January 2017 - 05:57 PM, said:

First hole at Yocha Dehe in Northern California. Shanked an iron over a fence and hit a donkey.  Got him square in the head and he started making these awful donkey sounds and I never really regrouped the whole day.

This is the most hilarious visual!

Mine would have to be the equivalent of the "pulling the table cloth out from under the dishes" trick.  Tee'd it too high, swing was really steep and took a divot with my driver on the first tee....ball fell straight down as I swiped the tee right out underneath it.  

Also, I present you with my brother's tee shot:
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I keep a range/practice ball in my bag for shots like this.

"Maybe you should use a ball that fits your swing". Is *always* fun to say. :)

Edited by Splitter, 15 January 2017 - 09:56 PM.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:08 PM

My 2nd shot into a par 5.

I'm off to the right in the rough/straw type grass. Litttle tree about 10 feet in front of me.

I'm thinking punch around it to about 100 yards out...

Oh hell no... hit it right into the tree and bounces back right into my forearm. Left dimples for a couple of days... finished the round strong though.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:30 PM

Too many to mention

Last week was playing a course in a high in communtiy down in florida.

I block one off the tee and it ends up within 6 inches of the ob stakes on the right hand side. I have no punch out other than to go back about 30 yards to the fairway. All of these homes are ranches. and I normally play a draw.

I look at my buddy and tell him I am going to hit a high hook over about three houses and on the green. I do my little rehearsal for a big sweeping hook and step into the ball. Well the ball goes dead straight. I look at my buddy dan and say lets get the hell out of here. Then this guy emerges, I did not see him grilling out. He looks me straight in the eye and says nice shot a****** its still bouncing down the f****** road.

I took a snowman and limped to the next tee.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:37 PM

In recent memory would have to be the skulled/shanked lob wedge from about 6 foot of the green that moved like a sidewinder about an inch past the nose of an old duck and her husband who was standing across the other side of the green.
Swear she must have seen me play before 'cos of the reflexes she exhibited to get out of the way of this thing...

Deffo the most funniest shot was from a buddy of mine when playing in Vegas. Stuck in the cabbage under a tree he wails away it, catches it really quite solid but it hits a branch on its way up. The ball hits the cart path and then ricochets into the underside of the roof of our playing partners cart. It bounces around inside the cart for what seemed like ages, before plonking itself in the basket in the back of the cart !! I have honestly never seen anything funnier on a golf course, ever. We'd both had about 85 Coors each by that stage which added to the drama / hysterics of the shot....

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:00 AM

I get the shanks for about a week every summer, so.. lol

Outside of that, I was playing in a scramble a couple of summers ago. The tee was elevated about 10' and there was a fence post for the cart path rope around 40 yards out. I hit a worm burner, a really, really hard worm burner, with incredible accuracy mind you,  right off the middle of this 3' tall x 4" wide wooden fence post. It sounded like it got hit by lightening. People ducked and my friends laughed quite hard. We walked up to the fence post and there was quite the dent in it. Dimples and everything! haha. Every time we play there, someone always makes it a point to go and look at that.
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:49 AM

Easy.  A whiff.  I was paying in a scramble tournament for our company league.  Back nine, hot day in July, in MN, out of shape.  II tried to jump on a hybrid in the rough. As is the usual case, when you try to do too much with a club, you overswing.  Complete whiff.  I can't even say that I went until the ball because it was sitting up in the grass.
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:28 PM

Lipped out a 2 footer for par that took off down the slope--elevated green--and rolled around 30 yards to the bottom of the hill into the pond.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

I can't take credit for this shot as I was only a witness. Was playing a company outing at this course where there is a lot of tight holes on the front 9 which basically go back & forth separated by rows of pines. Well of course a guy rockets a drive through a row of pine trees, someone yells "Fore" as we all kind make the awe too bad sound... followed quickly by a rousing cheer as the ball shoots back through the trees into our fairway.

Moments later we come to find out the reason why. Apparently it struck another golfer in the head & bounced back over to our side. Sure enough one of our coworkers. He ended up with a lump on his head the size of an actual golf ball. As a way to make up for it we gave him prize for longest putt, a new putter.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:24 PM

I once teed off with a 3 wood into the the round tee marker and knocked the marker ahead 8-10 feet with the ball sitting where the marker had been.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:38 PM

We were playing at the General at Eagle Ridge in Galena, IL.  It's a spot in IL with significant elevation changes and it's a very visually appealing but challenging course.  The 8th hole is a severely uphill, dogleg right hole with the green set in a rock outcropping.  Here's what the tee shot looks like:

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You can actually take the ball over the trees or hit a fade and leave yourself with a short, uphill shot into the green.  Although it doesn't look like a lot of change, it's easily 50 feet of elevation if not more.


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I hit a drive over the trap and trees with the ball landing in the rough on the right short of the green by the mounds and to the left of the cart path (a little foreshadowing here).  Honestly, I'm thinking birdie here with a 50 yard shot going in.  The pitch shot I hit was so incredibly bad that it landed just in front of the cart path...and bounced....backwards on to the cart path.

That SOB of a golf ball spent the next 30 seconds or so traversing the cart path getting farther and farther from the hole and ended up about 175 yards away.

So...I hit a shot about 125 yards backwards and probably ended up with an 8 because of being so torqued off.

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 02:39 PM

Leading tournament going into the last day (i was 13 or 14 years old i think). Knocked it in from 90 yards out on 1, increased lead. Get to the second hole and snap hook 3 OB. Ended up losing by 2.
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

Depends what you define as "worst".  I've hit any number of bad shots.  Two that come to mind are one with the driver and one with the putter.  For the driver it was when I was just starting golf and I topped a ball so bad that it actually went backwards...so yeah negative yards on the tee shot.  With the putter I've missed any number of easy putts but missing one from about 4 inches still baffles me.


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