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Coolest moment on a golf course?


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#121 schley

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:52 AM

View PostMountainGoat, on 05 January 2019 - 09:02 AM, said:

I just had a very cool moment.  I've been recovering from serious injury, serious enough to question whether I'd ever be able to play again.  I've been rehabbing myself to exhaustion, but I've lost a lot of muscle and with it a lot of coordination.  A rare nice day afforded me the opportunity to hit the range for the first time in months.  My swing is still there.  Very cool!

Well since your swing is still there I'm happy it was one you wanted to keep!  For me I'd gladly trade mine is for a new one, so don't mind losing it. :stink:


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

TLDR: My dad chipped in from a very unlikely spot in a tournament.

I've been tremendously fortunate to have been able to play a lot of golf pre-kids (4 years of college golf #humblebrag) and have hit some pretty good shots in my lifetime, but my favorite moment has to be a shot my dad hit in a when we played together in our home club's Member/Member tournament.

This particular day of the tournament was alternate shot and I put him in no-man's land hitting it left of the par 4 10th hole. Left of the green on that hole is dead no matter where the flag is and of course that day the pin was cut about 5 feet off the left side of the green so he had no room to work with...maybe 8 feet or so.  

For those few of you who want a little more detail, there's a SEVERE dropoff (got to be at least 10 feet) on the left side of the green and the "rough" in that area is in a shaded spot, which means it's a little grass, but mostly it's hardpan dirt.  To make matters worse, the green runs away from the hole severely and is also down grain running away from the hole.  The bank is usually shaved pretty close, so anything that doesn't make it up the hill, comes rolling back down to your feet.  So to summarize...he has about a 25 foot pitch shot where he has to get the ball up quickly to an elevated green, hitting off dirt, to a pin with no room and a green with a severe slope that runs away from him and all the green is down grain.  As I said...DEAD.   An average shot, probably ends up with a 30 footer for par.  A good shot leaves with you with a 20 footer...an amazing shot might be ten feet, so in my mind, we were playing for bogey at best.

I started to go over to him to suggest trying to bump it into the bank and hope for a lucky break.  Before I got to him, he just smiled at me and winked and said, "Don't worry I got this."

I can only describe what happened next as a freaking miracle.  Somehow, Dad managed to pick the ball perfectly off the dirt, land it short of the pin (probably about 3 feet from the hole).  It still had speed and would have gone at least 10 feet by, but it clanged off the pin and dropped into the hole for the most unlikely birdie in the history of ever.  It was so cool to see his reaction and get to celebrate that one with him.  I don't remember exactly where we finished in that tournament.  I'm pretty sure we cashed in a little bit, but I'll never forget that shot.

He could have dropped 100 balls in the same spot and may have gotten 2 or 3 inside 8 feet. Of course, this is the same guy who also had a double eagle and a hole in one in the same round.  I didn't get to see that one, so that's off topic (but worthy of mentioning).  I miss him so much.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:33 PM

View Postschley, on 07 January 2019 - 08:52 AM, said:

View PostMountainGoat, on 05 January 2019 - 09:02 AM, said:

I just had a very cool moment.  I've been recovering from serious injury, serious enough to question whether I'd ever be able to play again.  I've been rehabbing myself to exhaustion, but I've lost a lot of muscle and with it a lot of coordination.  A rare nice day afforded me the opportunity to hit the range for the first time in months.  My swing is still there.  Very cool!

Well since your swing is still there I'm happy it was one you wanted to keep!  For me I'd gladly trade mine is for a new one, so don't mind losing it. :stink:

Ha!  My swing is the product of years and years of effort.  I couldn't imagine starting over.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:38 PM

Coolest or coldest? Coolest was walking inside the ropes with Corey, Kite, Duval and Leonard before 1997 Open. Rules guy is a local guy so we walked a few holes with him. Awesome.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:57 PM

Hole 10 at one of my home courses. Uphill par 5. My 3rd year golfing. The wind comes roaring out of the canyon strong in the morning. I hit a driver, then a 3 wood, and still 140 yds out. I felt the wind and guessed a couple clubs extra and took out my buddies jack Nicholas 7 wood that he swears by. I hit it at a back left tucked pin location and I saw it go right at it and it hit the bump right before the hole around the green. We got up to the hole and I searched off the back of the green for 10 min until I jokingly checked the hole. In it was. One of the greatest shots of my life because I wasn’t that good and I hit a full 7 wood right at a green with a cliff behind it. It was awesome!


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:11 AM

Waiting with my buddies on the tee of a 200 yd par 3 when we hear approaching police sirens.

Shortly thereafter a motorcycle followed by 2 patrol cars giving chase tear across the fairway, race through the rough and over the neighboring fairway before turning onto an access road leading off of the course.

Everyone including the 4 ball on the green just looked at each other in silence for the longest time before busting out laughing.

It was very cool.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:50 PM

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:53 PM

Caddying for a pro in a web.com tournament, he made an ace in front of a large gallery, I’ll never forget it!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:14 PM

Every year for the past 10 or so, on the 4th of July I go up to the small town my mom grew up in to play in the two-man scramble with my cousin the 9 hole course puts on every year.

As a pair we had never won the championship flight. We had gotten second a half dozen times or so. Two years ago we paired with our competition and they were one shot up on us going into the last hole which was the 1 handicap hole number 8 that plays about 400 yards downhill and then steeply uphill to a turtle shell green. OB left and all sorts of tree trouble right. My cousin hit a very useable drive, but I hit one to 105 yds out down the middle. I then hit a 54 degree to about 18" for a tap in for birdie and the win.

This wouldn't have been so special to me if my grandma - who taught me how to play golf - hadn't passed away the winter before. It was where she grew up and lived her entire life and she was with me in spirit on that hole that day.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

Playing with my Dad at Bay Hill in 2007.  He aced the 2nd hole.  Arnold Palmer signed his ball and my hat at the turn.  Such a gentleman.  Made us feel like he really cared.  Also playing with my brother when he got his hole in one.  Still searching for my first.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:05 PM

Don't know if this was the coolest moment but it is one that me and my cousin talk about every time we play golf. We were celebrating his 30th birthday with a round of golf and got up to a par 5 and see a huge bird flying towards us. It turns out to be an Osprey with a pretty decent size bass in his talons flying around like he was showing off his catch. The bass was facing forward and looked sort of like a torpedo waiting to be dropped. We all just stopped and  watched him in all his splendor as he flew around. Also one of cousin's friends made a hole in one which was his 4th at age 30!
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