Edited by LObin, 20 November 2012 - 09:33 PM.
The " I once drove a golf ball on ....... ! " thread
Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:36 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:37 PM
I've driven the ball about 10yds away from where a guy was getting a police beating aswell. I was playing a course up north and a guy had been pulled over in a stolen car next to the 8th hole. My drive landed about 10yds from there this was happening and we had to wait for the green to clear. I just stood there and watched the police restrain this guy as he was resisting arrest. Pretty funny.
This kind of happened to me a few years back. I hit my tee shot and sliced it OB. I was very frustrated and let it get to me. My next shot hit a tee marker on the ladies tee box and shot back 10 yards behind my tees. So, there I was hitting 4, 10 yards from where I started. Pretty embarrassing, but at that point I had to laugh. My buddy has never let me forget about it.
I also hit a duck once in a high school golf tournament. I really felt bad about this one.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:25 PM
My boss's home course, he sliced 3 shots towards the same house, when we got there, they guy pointed 2 of the balls to us in his back yard. Then he asked did you hit a third? My boss said yeah, the guy said: That one hit my truck in the driveway.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:23 AM
Edited by rainkingjr, 26 November 2012 - 03:28 AM.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:24 AM
If this thread has any redeeming value, it might be to remind us how much damage a struck ball can do. Most of the shots described here are totally accidental. However, it is probably very little comfort to an elderly man whose wife was struck by an errant shot, to a person whose windshield was broken in the driveway of his house, the contractor who had to replace an expensive door because no one was willing to "man up" and take responsibility for their acts that these shots were "accidental". The damage was real, and the pain was real, the cost was real.
We all have our "struck ball" stories. They probably do have funny aspects. But, from the other side of the windshield, from the receiving end of the bruise, and the other side of the checkbook, they were probably not quite as amusing. Might be worth keeping the fiscal and physical pain we are capable of inflicting the next time we allow an intoxicated friend hit a guided missile downrange, when a ball is responsible for doing damage to someone's property and no one is around to see who did it, and the next time we nearly miss decapitating an innocent animal.
Now, back to the hilarity.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:21 AM
The first time the head pro said we could play but he wanted to see us hit the first tee shot to make sure we were basically good enough. My uncle goes up first and sliced one that managed to go through a small greenhouse window about 200 yards down the fairway. Thing was the pro just p*ssed himself laughing which made my shot easier.
Second time was similiar but we were let on and teed up with a pair of members. My Uncle went up and hit one off the first tee that pretty much went straight 20 yards forward and 100 yards left (no idea how), it missed a couple eating on the terrace and smashed the restaurant/bar window. Club member and friend went as white as a sheet and never really recovered for rest of round.
First window they laughed off and would not take money for as it was a crappy old greenhouse, second window my uncle naturally paid for :-)
Guess this embarassment as a kid was one major reason why I stopped playing for 25 years and only started again last year. Wish I could get back those lost years now though
Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:01 PM
The night before the competition at Ballybunion - Old Course I spent 2 hours studying the course hole by hole, in order to prepare my strategy.
Next day on the first tee I was really confident:
STRATEGY -->a gentle draw with a 3 wood to leave a pw or 9i for the center of the green....
REALITY --> shank -> ball in the GRAVEYARD -> bounce on a grave stone -> ball in the street -> friends almost laughed to death
From that day I am the guy who drove on Old Tom Morris' Grave.....I secretly hope I'm not the only one
Edited by GL3L, 23 November 2012 - 12:07 PM.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:36 PM
So the 4 of us are about 25 yards away from his cabin, and we have had many cold libations, and after many shots had cleared the roof of his cabin we realised that "hey what are we hitting on the other side of the cabin?'" thats was where we had parked our cars....
luckily not one of the 4 cars had a dent, so we moved the cars out of the way... 1st shot after we had moved the cars, my buddyproceeded to bladed his wedge through his cabin window..
We had the best time up there....
Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:26 AM
Nancy and the crowd laughed so hard that they had to wait a few minutes for everythiing to settle down for him to hit again. He shanked his next shot!
Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:40 PM
When we started playing a mate teed up too close to a concrete marker, drove the ball straight into it, the ball shot back and hit him square in the stomach. He dropped to the ground and so did all of us with laughter. He was fine, but we all reckoned we could see "Titliest" imprinted on his stomach.