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What shot is the best feeling in golf?


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#31 FKA HB

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:35 PM

Also, ripping ball off the front of the green with a full lob wedge is pretty special.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:53 PM

Off the tee, nothing feels better than a push fade with a driver that goes into the woods.  A nano-second of pure perfect feedback followed by agonizing seconds of regret and ultimately a realization that you're lying two as you reach into your pocket for another ball.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:01 PM

OP I have to agree that a 3 wood to inside 10 feet is great, the best feeling shot is either that or chipping in... or hitting a bunker shot to inside 3 feet. Everytime I pull off 1 of those 3 shots it makes my day

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:08 PM

Would say an ace..but I wouldn't know that feeling.

Flushed iron shots always feel amazing.  And getting up and down from a ridiculous lie/angle can make make me smile.






Oh...and any time you can hit a drive 15 yards+ past your buddies.  That one feels really good lol
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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:12 PM

20 years ago I would have said cracking a drive 240+ in the fairway but these days my driving game is 200-210 and in the fairway regularly - I cannot hit it far enough to get in trouble and it has become less gratifying.  My greatest swing feeling (since I switched to hybrids) is putting a long shot on the green (190 max and lots of roll).  And nothing beats the feeling of driving home after playing either to or better than my handicap.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

making a  birdie put

the rest of the shots don't matter if you miss your put

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:09 PM

A 3 wood rolling up to 10 feet had some luck in it.  Sure you can strike it solid and know your yardage, but a wood rolling out close to a pin has a god bit of fortune.

For me, it's a 4 or 5 iron off of firm turf; something like Scotland where the grass is thin.  There is not much room for error on the strike and it feels great to clip it off the turn and have it bore through the air.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:18 PM

That little chip shot that feels bladed and makes you cringe but gives it enough zip to one hop and stop right next to the hole.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:40 AM

Right now it’s any put of distance that goes in the hole.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

Swing hard at a driver tee shot, look up and the ball is right where you’re looking. Getting smaller by the second, traveling on a bee line straight away from you.

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

Solid drive, long piercing trajectory down the heart of the fairway.  That I've loved all my life.

And a string of 5 footers during the round.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:50 AM

Hands down, a perfectly struck long iron to the center of the green.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:22 AM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 22 July 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

Any flushed iron shot.
Agreed, but I'll go one further. For me it's when I flush my 2-iron off the tee, and watch it roll past my playing partners' shots with driver. I distinctly remember one evening during league where my playing partner asked "what club did you hit?", and after I told him he said "damn, you hit that well".

Or last weekend when I had about 150 in, I pulled 9-iron because I didn't want to be long, and listened to my playing partner say "I'm not sure you'll be able to get a 9 there". Then proceeding to flush it to the middle of the green, and hearing him say "you hit a 9-iron??"
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:27 AM

a low 30 yard pitch shot that's nipped perfectly to a foot

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:58 AM

Tough question and like most questions that include 'what is the best' I hate to limit it to just 1 choice.

For me it would be:

1) An approach shot that gets close. A full lob wedge that might mean within 5 feet and a wood that might mean on the fringe 25 feet away.
2) The escape shot:
a)  My favorite being the Driver off the deck to keep it low under tree limbs and requiring a fade which is not my normal ball flight. Driver off the deck when it is not an escape shot is also very satisfying when well struck.
b) Second favorite would be over trees where I go a few clubs up, open the face to get extra loft and hit a moon shot to somewhere where I have a reasonable chance to actually make a putt.
3) Driving a par-4 green
4) A well struck drive in the general direction of where I am aiming or a bombed (for me) drive that leaves me with a mostly clear shot to the pin.
5) An approach shot that intentionally uses the slope of a two tiered green to get the ball back to the hole on the lower tier.
6) A hybrid or 3-wood off the tee that doesn't over-hook and lands near the fairway. It's like a great weight lifted off my shoulders.

For the shots that happen so rarely or frequently enough that I just can't call them the best feeling shot because they usually involve some luck. Ex: sinking a 40 foot putt on aerated greens to win on the last hole of a championship match. Making a birdie put which thankfully happens enough to not feel like it is


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:59 AM

I'm afraid this particular feeling will never come again - using a Mizuno MP-14 2-Iron to nail a wound Titleist Professional Balata high into the air, and watching it land safely on the par 5's island green, setting up an eagle putt, as the sun sets on a beautiful summer evening.  I still have the 2-Iron, but of course haven't hit it in years, and wound balata can only be found in a museum.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

1.  Pulling off the driveable par 4
2.  High, soft-landing, short-sided flop shots that snuggle up to the flag.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

View PostJohnnyCashForever, on 23 July 2018 - 03:53 PM, said:

Off the tee, nothing feels better than a push fade with a driver that goes into the woods.  A nano-second of pure perfect feedback followed by agonizing seconds of regret and ultimately a realization that you're lying two as you reach into your pocket for another ball.

Haha!  Doesn't it seem like the old block-right always finds the dead center of the face?
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:53 PM

View PostBForrester, on 24 July 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyCashForever, on 23 July 2018 - 03:53 PM, said:

Off the tee, nothing feels better than a push fade with a driver that goes into the woods.  A nano-second of pure perfect feedback followed by agonizing seconds of regret and ultimately a realization that you're lying two as you reach into your pocket for another ball.

Haha!  Doesn't it seem like the old block-right always finds the dead center of the face?

It is remarkable. I sometimes wonder if I'd be better off aiming 40 yards into the woods and just learning to hit that dead solid perfect block-push down the middle of the fairway.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:55 PM

Literally, the best feeling shot for me is a gap wedge. If you mean figuratively, i.e. most rewarding shot, it's the one that is as good as I can hit with any particular club - where I say to myself I could not have done better than that.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:58 PM

The shot that tells you you've just sealed the deal on your personal low-round. (It might not be the actual last shot/putt, but could be that approach that you stick the green and you know you're virtually guaranteed your best round ever.)

I'm still hunting par, been 1-over three times.

As for which physical golf shot, I'd go with the common answer: a flushed long iron that tracks like a guided missile to the target, preferably the flag.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

As a high capper and not getting many GIR's I would have to say my favorite shot is seeing a wedge shot plop down right next to the pin.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:20 PM

View PostTwo_Putt, on 24 July 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

As a high capper and not getting many GIR's I would have to say my favorite shot is seeing a wedge shot plop down right next to the pin.

I hit so few greens in regulation, every time I do hit one and miss a birdie putt it's always a great feeling to tap in that second and realize I still made Par. Wow, two-putting for par. That seems almost like stealing to a 20 HCP!
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:23 PM

Any type of garbage par in match play after being completely out of the hole.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:29 PM

Driver off the deck, into a 3 to 4 club wind, when playing through another group at Carne, in Belmullet, Ireland.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:31 PM

Easy for me is the 3 wood dreaded second shot on a par 5 that actually elevates (I always try to swing out of my shoes and usually skull it) and lands on the green. I haven't tasted the joy of making the eagle but the rare times I do get on the green in 2 is always special for me.

Driving the green on short part 4s is fun but again i have blown the putts.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:57 PM

I'm inclined to agree with the OP on the pured 3-wood. Been working on that club off the deck and had a couple shots in my round yesterday that I'm still thinking about. When you can get a favorable lie and make solid contact with the ball the combination of the tactile sensation of the strike and then looking up and seeing the ball rocketing toward the green is unreal.

Of course more often than not that club gets me into trouble.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:02 PM

Whatever is on the bar in front of me. Not choosy.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:10 PM

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:17 PM

For me it's a well struck 5 iron.  it's the longest iron I carry and it rarely happens.

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