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Missed an 8 footer on 18 for birdie and a 79 (Iíve never broken 80)... what are your heartbreak stories?


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#91 the bishop

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:21 PM

View PostMountainGoat, on 05 November 2018 - 02:05 PM, said:

Heartbreak?  I got your heartbreak right here, people.

A month ago I bought a house next to a golf course so I could spend the remaining years of my life playing as much as possible.  Last Sunday, I was walking around in the dark, fell down the stairs, and cracked a vertebrae in my neck.  I may never be able to play again.
Well sorry to read that.  Hope you are able to heal fully.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:53 PM

AJGA qualifier, 3rd hole i have a 3 footer straight uphill, and there is the worlds largest spike mark directly between my ball and the hole. I hit my putt and its going dead center, hits the spike mark, bounces over the hole and sits on the back lip. Never seen anything like that before. That stroke was the difference between me being in a playoff or missing by 1.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:57 PM

View PostAlecEmersonGolf, on 05 November 2018 - 03:53 PM, said:

AJGA qualifier, 3rd hole i have a 3 footer straight uphill, and there is the worlds largest spike mark directly between my ball and the hole. I hit my putt and its going dead center, hits the spike mark, bounces over the hole and sits on the back lip. Never seen anything like that before. That stroke was the difference between me being in a playoff or missing by 1.
It was Mickelson!
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 10:56 PM

My Heartbreak Story:

The hotter than crap cart girl promised to come back and give me her number on #18....only to find a bearded guy drove by reminding us to make sure we have all of our clubs

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:17 AM

1.As a Junior in HS I four putted on the 9th hole of a match. Due to that 4 putt we had a 3 way tie for the league title. If I just 3 putt (not a lot to ask) we would have won the league outright for the 4th year in a row.

2.As a senior in HS I won the 4th spot on my team going into Regionals. I was pumped because I beat out a good player on our team. During regionals I started off -1 through 4 holes. I finished with a 87. If I would have shot 84 or better we wouldve went to States. That sucked, because it felt like everyone was counting on me.

I think my pursuit of being a better golfer as an adult is attributed to these 2 incidents. I now play to a 4 and I intend to get that to 1 or 2 this year. Wish me luck.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:31 PM

Made mistake of knowing my score going to 18 tee. Need double(6)for 1st 79 ever. Tee shot pushed into woods but only 135 from downhill bowl shaped green. Instead of punching out I jack it dead left across fairway, starting to implode. Three goes over green as Iím now pumped up with adrenaline and fear. Chip on, three putt 7 for 80. Have not shot below 82 since, five years ago
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:50 PM


I got to the 18th tee at my club (par 70) with a gross score of 74. I was looking at breaking 80 off the standard tees for the first time ever.

The 18th at my club is a little tricky. It's a long(ish) par 4 and the green is narrow front to back and on a slight platform. As a result I have to lay up just before the bunkers so that I can attempt a wedge in. It is also tree lined and a bit narrow initially so you have to be careful with your drive.


It's typically a double bogey for me but on this particular day my ball striking had been phenomenal. I'd hardly put a foot wrong and in fact had pulled off several great shots. I was in the zone! So I rocked up to the tee with my driver in hand, and decided to go for it. Maybe I'd actually be able to attempt a GIR for once but at least I'd finish with another great drive.

So I let fly..and put a lovely push fade on the ball sending it towards the trees on the right :(

That cost me a punch out then I had to do my usual layup and I two putted out for a double bogey.

So I walked off with 80. Still a very nice score - and the joint best ever. But I failed to break 80 because I got too cocky. Hey ho :)

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 06:22 AM

High School district championship, top 2 teams +3 low at large individuals qualify for regionals. (It was a very soft league, I was averagibg 45 strokes for 9 holes on an easy course (I got that down to 40 as a senior!))

So I know who the two top teams are, and they take the good golfers with them, so the at-large spots are up for grabs for slobs like me. 36 holes individual stroke play.

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I put myself into contention over 27 holes. On 12 I hit a mammoth drive to cut a corner of a dogleg. We looked for it for 5 minutes... lost ball. Rehit at tee... after my approach as we are walking up, my original ball is sitting in the fairway 50 yards up from where we looked. But itís no longer the ball in play. I dejectedly kicked it into the creek I had in fact, successfully avoided.

I took a triple on the hole when I 3-jacked the green.

Missed the cut by 2 strokes. Would I have parred it from where I was? Who knows... but it stung.

But at least I qualified the next year, and at least I didnt do what my buddie did: miss the cut by taking quintuple on the last hole when he was 4 strokes ahead of the next guy...
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

I didn't know it at the time put the triple I made on 16 in the last round of our 2017 club championship was the three strokes that kept me from going out in a play off.
Drove left into the water, dropped and hit the approach in a greenside bunker. Blasted out and was so hot I ran the bogey putt three feet by and then missed again.
For some strange reason I kept quite cool and finished with two pars. I was pretty content walking off the last green having played my best club championship to date, 75-73-76, and I still wasn't very bothered when I saw the leaderboard and noticed the leaders didn't have their best that day and that I was only three shots behind in 4th place.
It wasn't until late in the evening it dawned on me what could have been.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

Missed two shots inside a foot during a single round. One was a three iron off a tee that hit the pin, another was a second shot on a par 5 with a 3 iron that stopped on the lip.
Eagle and birdie and I was so mad I didnít even celebrate them.


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:47 PM

Many years ago, when Mrs. Yuck was a relatively new golfer, she had a 15 footer on 18 to shoot a 77.  She had never broken 80 at that point.   She four putted for an 80!

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 01:17 PM

Before I broke 80 for the first time I found myself on the 16th tee sitting at 1 over par. I managed to play those three holes at 9 over par. so yeah.. I'd say knowing my score at that point didn't affect me.
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 06:14 PM

Not tragic, but aggravating... A couple of years ago, I was having a not-so-good round. But, I could break 90 with a bogie on the par-4 18th.

I hit a drive into the first cut. From 160 yard out I lofted a 6i that lands a foot onto the green and backs off to light rough.

About 30 feet away from cup, I take an 8i for a chip and run. I start my takeaway when  another guy walks right in front of me about two feet away! I stop my swing, don't reload properly, and hit a chunky chip about 10 feet onto the green. From there, I run a putt three feet past, and lip out the return putt for a 6.

As everyone leaves the green, I put my ball on the fringe area and chip it again. Of course, it rolls straight into the cup. Did knucklehead cost me a birdie?
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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:56 PM

Missed a hole in one by 2Ē, ball was nearly sitting on the cups ledge. 😑

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