Edited by cfreeman8, 16 March 2007 - 08:08 PM.
Most Clutch Shot
Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:29 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:41 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:21 AM
But I was playing in a 2 day tournament a few weeks ago, I wasn't playing very well and was probably 10 shots back of the lead going into the last hole. I put my approach shot to 40 feet, the putt had 6 feet of break, and when we were walking to the green I told the kid I was walking with "Lets finish off in style"
and holed it.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:19 AM
First one; 2 down, 2 holes to play in our Junior Pennants team. 17 is a short par 3, around 140yds uphill, the kid i was playing with gets up and knocks it just a tad right of the pin, rolls to the left and leaves himself about 15ft - so I've got to make bird to keep the game going. Pull 8i (i think lol) and aimed to take that same slope. Hit it mint - knocked it 3in - gimme bird. Next hole is a 440yd par 4, crush driver, then pushed my approach right of the green - not a good spot with a very small looking green from there and bunker behind the pin. The kid has duffed his second and put his third in the greenside trap. I knock my pitch to 4ft and he hits his bunker shot to about 10ft - misses the putt and gives me the hole. Squared the match and got the only point, or half-point in our team hahaha
Second one; next week of Pennants - this game has been up & down all day and we're walking up 16 and i'm 1 down. I've been hooking drives all day and have been lucky enough this time to find the left side of the fairway. Pitching wedge, 4ft - take the hole. Next hole - pulled drive to just left of the fairway - around 135yds left to the hole and there is a small tree in my road. Hit 8i over it, over the pin to around 10ft, with a slider to go. Sunk the putt - dormie. Last hole is a 180yd par 3, and it is blowing hard right to left, with pin on the left and bunkers on the left. To add to that - not only is our club's pro watching, but half of the club is there following our no.2 player in the Opens on an adjacent hole. Pull 4i, hit a 9 to 3 that started right side of green and draws in to the pin, around 12ft or so from the hole. The guy i'm playing against puts it in the pot - won the hole.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:05 AM
A couple weeks ago we had a three-hole carryover on closest-to-the-pin holes (must be on green and cant' three putt) and came to 18, a 191-yard par 3, WAY downhill with a severe in your face wind.
One of the other guys greens it, stopping 20' from hole. I get up and just smooth a beautiful 4-iron high into the wind and let it ride down right of the hole, then trickle down to within 15'. Then, I have a dangerous 4' slider to the left for par, and nail it perfectly and it falls right into the side of the cup. Fun stuff.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:43 PM
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 08:56 AM
It was a long time ago, but given the friend with whom I played, the need for the shot, and the amazing course I was playing........ill never forget that 7 wood that day.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:06 PM
I played one of the smartest rounds I had ever played, and was 2 over going into the 17th hole (I was a 6 or 7 handicap at the time)... for sure in the running.
We were playing the blue tees, 191, over water. I think I was 3rd to tee off, and one guy blasts one into the water, the next guy pull hooks into some other junk. I hit a great 3 iron about 15 feet short of the pin, right on line. I still remember that swing thought I had on that hole to this day and try to repeat it all the time.
I ended up tied for the win.
Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:35 AM
Talk about pressure. Half of everyone playing was either screaming I would beat his drive and the other half was screaming he would take the long drive. Anyway, when a bunch of retired alcoholics living in paradise with no worries will always make something to worry about. Anyway, I finally teed up on the 8th. I cleared my mind, did the whole breathing, focus, meditation thing. Let myself remember that none of this actually really matters. I took my swing and beat his drive by over 30 yards.
What sucked was when I finally received my trophy, it was one of those cheapo creepo ones you give to 8 year olds for just showing up to whatever tourney your parents signed you up for. The engraving was even peeling off.
The dude hasn't talked to me since. Kinda creepy if you ask me.
Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:23 AM
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:28 PM
On the 16th I hit it behind a ti-tree off the tee, my opponent hit his tee shot down the middle (I lost the last hole). After some discussion with my dad who was caddying for me, we decide that I can just clear the tree with a 6-iron since the ball is sitting well in the rough and it's uphill. He tells me exactly where the pin is and I stiff it to 3 feet.
On the 17th, I overcook my 7-iron into the green by pulling it long and left. Leave myself on this hard packed dirt with clumps of parramatta 'grass' everywhere. The chip is about 15 metres, uphill up half a metre. The green slopes severely back to front with pin cut 2 metres from the back edge so my only chance is to nip a 56 and bump it into the upslope and get it to stop dead. That must have been the best chip I've ever made because it stopped one foot past the pin leaving myself an uphill putt. The best thing was, I was playing against my old club and they had about 20 supporters surrounding me basically trying to intimidate me!
Going all square down the 18th, the pressure gets to the other guy having lost the last two holes and it's a pretty simple affair! By the way, we won the match 3-2...
Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:06 AM
Obviously I've been more clutch than that but that was my most recent experience
Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:13 PM
My brother and I are at +1 through 7 holes. We came up to the 8th hole which is a slight dogleg left then it straightens back out. Right
when it goes left ( around 270 yds out) their is a tree that overhangs about half of the fairway. We both play draws, however we both push our tee shots
and end up right behind this tree in the rough no more then 1 yard apart from each others drive.
We were left with 130yds to the pin. I could hit a stinger hybrid or 3 wood but i risk going over and most likely making bogey or worst. My
brother tries this shot and flies the green 20 yds. Knowing that it is possible to get up and down
from where he is I pull out my pitching wedge, set up , peeked at my line and swung as hard as possible trying to shoot the ball above this 80 foot
We heard it clip a branch and lost all sight of the ball. My brother and i both crouch down looking under the tree towards the green just waiting to see
how bad the shot would turn out. the 5 seconds of suspense felt like 30 mins..... And finally we here that great sound
of a golf ball nailing a green. Followed by my ball releasing towards to hole to 2 ft.
After that we were on fire and won the tourney plus $2000.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:45 AM
-Holed a ten footer to ensure a team victory by 1 back in college while everyone again was watching
It really is amazing how the pressure goes up when you're playing for others as well. So much fun
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