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#1 Londoner

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

Club champs last hole. Pin hanging off the back. Chasing birdie so have to get back to hole. Check gps, 1 club upslope, negligible wind. Holding green = ideal 7 iron. Pull it, hit it perfect. Flies everything, into the rubbish behind the green. Bag the club and see the 6 on the bottom.

Ever been so in the zone youve missed the obvious?

Edited by Londoner, 13 November 2017 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

Yup. Worst was probably a round about 5~6 years ago, when I came to the last hole--a par 4--one over. The hole was pretty straight, but had waste ground (sand but not a bunker) on the left, then a lake.  I laid up with a fairway wood off the tee because I was a bit worried about going in the lake. Not a great lay up, but I was ok. I played for the fat of the green rather than the go over the water at the flag, but hit this horrendous duff hook into the lake. Dropped out and had about 80 yards left. Took out my 58*, hit it right over the back of the green. Looked at the club, and I'd taken out my 52*.
I walked off with a 9 in the end.

That's part of the reason I now try to put different coloured grips on my wedges.

Edit: Here's the hole: http://sggc.co.jp/co.../course.php?h=9
We were playing from the white tees. It was a bitterly cold day at the end of December. I remember playing in hail at one point in the round.

Edited by No Catchy Nickname, 13 November 2017 - 07:46 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:49 PM

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 November 2017 - 07:44 PM, said:

Yup. Worst was probably a round about 5~6 years ago, when I came to the last hole--a par 4--one over. The hole was pretty straight, but had waste ground (sand but not a bunker) on the left, then a lake.  I laid up with a fairway wood off the tee because I was a bit worried about going in the lake. Not a great lay up, but I was ok. I played for the fat of the green rather than the go over the water at the flag, but hit this horrendous duff hook into the lake. Dropped out and had about 80 yards left. Took out my 58*, hit it right over the back of the green. Looked at the club, and I'd taken out my 52*.
I walked off with a 9 in the end.

That's part of the reason I now try to put different coloured grips on my wedges.

Edit: Here's the hole: http://sggc.co.jp/co.../course.php?h=9
We were playing from the white tees. It was a bitterly cold day at the end of December. I remember playing in hail at one point in the round.
All my wedges have different grips for the same reason.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:27 PM

Twice I have done this... using my stand bag at courses I walk (not as organized as my staff bag) I said “this 9 iron feels funny” when standing over the ball. After sailing the green, I see it’s my 6.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

I've done it wedges once a year and I don't know it happens but it does.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:49 PM

View PostLondoner, on 13 November 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

Club champs last hole. Pin hanging off the back. Chasing birdie so have to get back to hole. Check gps, 1 club upslope, negligible wind. Holding green = ideal 7 iron. Pull it, hit it perfect. Flies everything, into the rubbish behind the green. Bag the club and see the 6 on the bottom.

Ever been so in the zone youve missed the obvious?
I wasnt playing in a tournament, but just a casual round. 3rd hole is a 140ish yard par 3. I reached for my PW, teed up the ball and flushed it, only to watch it sail about 50 yards too long. Looked down and had my 6 iron. I kept the 6 in the slot just above my PW in the bag, and I guess I looked away as I was reaching for it and didnt realize.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:56 PM

View PostDON SVO, on 13 November 2017 - 08:27 PM, said:

Twice I have done this... using my stand bag at courses I walk (not as organized as my staff bag) I said "this 9 iron feels funny" when standing over the ball. After sailing the green, I see it's my 6.


Same,

I've done it enough times that I look at the number at least twice when I pull my 9.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:09 PM

I've gotten the 6 and 9 mixed up in my first round of the year.

Pured one out of a fairway bunker...I mean I flagged it. And then I saw it sail the green and land in the junk 30+ yards long.

Whoops.

I've got single length irons now, so you almost get in the habit of doing a little double check when you pull out your club, LOL.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

Had a caddie once hand me the wrong club...3 wood vs 5 wood and I flew the green by a bunch.

Now all the caddies at my club crackup that I double check the number every single time they hand me a club.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:16 PM

View PostLondoner, on 13 November 2017 - 07:49 PM, said:

View PostNo Catchy Nickname, on 13 November 2017 - 07:44 PM, said:

Yup. Worst was probably a round about 5~6 years ago, when I came to the last hole--a par 4--one over. The hole was pretty straight, but had waste ground (sand but not a bunker) on the left, then a lake.  I laid up with a fairway wood off the tee because I was a bit worried about going in the lake. Not a great lay up, but I was ok. I played for the fat of the green rather than the go over the water at the flag, but hit this horrendous duff hook into the lake. Dropped out and had about 80 yards left. Took out my 58*, hit it right over the back of the green. Looked at the club, and I'd taken out my 52*.
I walked off with a 9 in the end.

That's part of the reason I now try to put different coloured grips on my wedges.

Edit: Here's the hole: http://sggc.co.jp/co.../course.php?h=9
We were playing from the white tees. It was a bitterly cold day at the end of December. I remember playing in hail at one point in the round.
All my wedges have different grips for the same reason.

More than anything else, it acts as an extra reminder for me to check the loft on the sole.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:19 AM

View PostBicknellCC, on 13 November 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

View PostDON SVO, on 13 November 2017 - 08:27 PM, said:

Twice I have done this... using my stand bag at courses I walk (not as organized as my staff bag) I said "this 9 iron feels funny" when standing over the ball. After sailing the green, I see it's my 6.


Same,

I've done it enough times that I look at the number at least twice when I pull my 9.

Opposite for me. Hit the best drive ever on this particular hole and left me with a 6 iron to the green. Hit a perfect 9 iron short.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:05 AM

Same for me, I hit the shorter club flushed and still got the distance I needed, 185 back pin on long par4, I honestly didn't understand, my playing partner asked me what I hit and I replied "6", when I was putting the club back in the bag, the 6 was already there, I ended up hitting an 8 to 184y back pin, I've tried to hit an 8 that far again and not once have I come close, 170 is my best with it...who knows...
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:58 AM

We have a par 5 that protects itself from driver by having a large ravine that crosses the fairway. When I get on the tee box, I know I'm going to hit my 3 iron. Every time. Occasionally they will move the tees to the forward box (especially during winter) on which I'll hit a 6 iron. I've twice hit a great shot and immediately realized I hit the wrong club right into the ravine.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:58 AM

View PostLondoner, on 13 November 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

Club champs last hole. Pin hanging off the back. Chasing birdie so have to get back to hole. Check gps, 1 club upslope, negligible wind. Holding green = ideal 7 iron. Pull it, hit it perfect. Flies everything, into the rubbish behind the green. Bag the club and see the 6 on the bottom.

Ever been so in the zone youve missed the obvious?
Count me in as another as wanted 9 but got 6. Caused by a new bag and me rearranging my clubs. On the plus side it gave my playing partners a good laugh. I wouldn't have minded but it was a damn' good strike as well :stop:

And many (many, many) years ago when I was a beginner I caught the ball beautifully with a sandwedge. That was absolutely the right club to use..from a green side bunker :D

Edited by andrue, 14 November 2017 - 11:03 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:03 PM

View PostDON SVO, on 13 November 2017 - 08:27 PM, said:

Twice I have done this... using my stand bag at courses I walk (not as organized as my staff bag) I said "this 9 iron feels funny" when standing over the ball. After sailing the green, I see it's my 6.

I've done this before, but not for a few years with my wide sole Pings.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:14 PM

View PostSwisstrader98, on 13 November 2017 - 09:32 PM, said:

Had a caddie once hand me the wrong club...3 wood vs 5 wood and I flew the green by a bunch.

Now all the caddies at my club crackup that I double check the number every single time they hand me a club.
I've had a caddie do this exact same thing 3 different times! The only time I actually got caught out and hit it things were the other way around though... flushed the 3 from the fairway only to immediately think to myself "wow that sure is a high shot off the deck!" Uh yeah no.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:08 PM

View PostLondoner, on 13 November 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

Club champs last hole. Pin hanging off the back. Chasing birdie so have to get back to hole. Check gps, 1 club upslope, negligible wind. Holding green = ideal 7 iron. Pull it, hit it perfect. Flies everything, into the rubbish behind the green. Bag the club and see the 6 on the bottom.

Ever been so in the zone youve missed the obvious?

Oh yeah...done this more than a few times.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:56 PM

I have never done this. When I put the club down by the ball I can tell immediately if it isn't the club I intended to pull. It is pretty obvious that the loft on the face of different clubs appears differently. Maybe I am just OCD.

Edited by b.mattay, 14 November 2017 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:04 PM

View PostSwisstrader98, on 13 November 2017 - 09:32 PM, said:

Had a caddie once hand me the wrong club...3 wood vs 5 wood and I flew the green by a bunch.

Now all the caddies at my club crackup that I double check the number every single time they hand me a club.

Couldn't help but comment on this:

BITD (early 70's) I had a regular loop at the club where I caddied, but when the member-guest came around, my regular loop had his son carry for him, and I caddied for his guest. A real nice guy, and I looked forward to looping his bag.

But, this round, he was having a real hard time (like we all tend to do at one time or another).

Got to 13, long par 5, and his tee shot wasn't too great. And his second/recovery shot wasn't all that stellar either.

In his fit of disappointment, he grabbed a club from his bag, throwns the headcover at me, and tell his partner, "this 5 wood is my favorite club, and should get me there fine".

He flushes it, smiles, and when I hand him his 3 wood headcover, he laughs and...well, lets' say, the rest of the round was much more fun than the first 12 holes!
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