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OT- Your best golf shots

  • Since the Masters is this Thursday and most men play golf, I figured why not just ask

    What are the best shots you've ever hit?

    I'll list a couple(I'm a 8 handicapper):

    I was 225-235 out and I pulled the 3 iron and I put it within 15 feet for an eagle, but 2 putted for a birdie

    I made a 75 foot putt on number 18

    I hit a three wood on a par 5 from about 250 out, I put it 15 feet from for an eagle. I three putted, but I don't usually mention that :)

    I chipped in from a bunker from 45 yards to save a par

    What about you?

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  • Holed out from about 190 from behind a tree for an eagle 2 a couple years back. The ball actually clipped a leaf on its way up. My buddy just screamed when he saw it drop in the cup...still can't believe it.

  • Let me first say that I am a terrible golfer. Years ago on a 300 yd. par four straight away, one tree, not much to the tree. It went straight up with one large branch overhanging the fairway. Hit my tee shot right on the screws, thinking I'm driving the green, but no the tree limb sends my ball straight back at me stopping 50 feet short of getting all the way back to the tee box. Second shot, you guessed it. That freaking limb got me again. I'm still 120 yds. from the green and I'm pissed. Took out my putter and swung as hard as I could. The ball never got higher than 6" above the ground until it hit a mound at the front of the green, bounded 25 feet in the air , came down, took two hops and started rolling toward the pin. Tossed my putter straight up in the air and watched the ball roll right into the cup for a birdie.

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  • Hole out from 108 yards for eagle at The Lakes to get a birdie train going and winning a trip to Maui. It was the local nfl alumni golf outing.

  • This isnt a particularly great shot but it was memorable.

    During grad school here in FL one of my roommates/classmates worked at Sawgrass so he would hook us up with some golf at the Stadium course.

    We roll up to 17 island green and the scene is about as perfect as you could get with the sunset. I pull out the 9 and just prayed that my ball misses the abundance of water that surrounds the green. I crushed it right on the sweet spot and I could have sworn it was a hole in 1. We are all screaming and see the ball drop dead about 10 feet from the hole.

    I proceed to walk on the green and have one hell of a putt for my birdie. Yeah, I went ahead and 3 putted for a lousy bogie... But I DIDNT HIT IT IN THE WATER!!!

    I golfed another TPC course in Sarasota the other weekend and I kid you not, I hit 14/14 fairways. Which if you know me at all, I am usually terrible off the tee box. But for some reason i was absolutely on that day. STILLLLLLL didnt break 100!! Shot a 100 even. Still trying to put it all together haha.

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  • I've had several hole outs for eagle that have been great shots of course but, the best shot I've ever hit was a recovery shot while playing a competitive match with some buddies. Was playing a course at Myrtle Beach National a couple years ago and had hit my drive way right of the fairway but in the middle of a bunch trees. Hoping that I'd have a shot to punch out to try and get it up and down for par, I found my ball to be positioned behind two trees. The trees couldn't have been more then a couple yards apart and were about 10 yards away from where I was. Needless to say, my buddies were feeling pretty good about taking a hole from me at this point.

    I decided to be risky and go for the green. In order to get it to the green, I would have to hit a draw through the trees from about 185 out. I pulled a six iron and proceeded to hit it absolutely perfectly. It had the perfect trajection and perfect ball flight and looked absolutely beautiful coming out of the trees. The ball ended up flying right over the flag to about 5 feet.

    Long story short, as the golf gods would have it, I would miss the putt and end up parring the hole. Hate wasting such good shots but I make it a habit sometimes of ruining the great feeling I just went through.

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  • TDK_DPT said... (original post)

    This isnt a particularly great shot but it was memorable.

    During grad school here in FL one of my roommates/classmates worked at Sawgrass so he would hook us up with some golf at the Stadium course.

    We roll up to 17 island green and the scene is about as perfect as you could get with the sunset. I pull out the 9 and just prayed that my ball misses the abundance of water that surrounds the green. I crushed it right on the sweet spot and I could have sworn it was a hole in 1. We are all screaming and see the ball drop dead about 10 feet from the hole.

    I proceed to walk on the green and have one hell of a putt for my birdie. Yeah, I went ahead and 3 putted for a lousy bogie... But I DIDNT HIT IT IN THE WATER!!!

    I golfed another TPC course in Sarasota the other weekend and I kid you not, I hit 14/14 fairways. Which if you know me at all, I am usually terrible off the tee box. But for some reason i was absolutely on that day. STILLLLLLL didnt break 100!! Shot a 100 even. Still trying to put it all together haha.

    Thats TPC Prestancia in Sarasota, tough course. 14/14 and didn't break 100, crazy! Had a 78 there when I was a kid, went to get my towel wet on 2nd hole in pond, and gator jumped out when I put my towel in the pond. My knees were knockin for a couple holes!

  • Any shot that lands in he correct fairway ranks right up there for me.

  • loosebelt12 said... (original post)

    Any shot that lands in he correct fairway ranks right up there for me.

    I stroked a smooth six iron on #13 Scarlet for a hole in one. Actually, I bladed the shot, it just made it over the creek in front, ran through the sand trap, and rolled right onto the3 green and into the cup (true story). I picked the ball out of the cup and it had the biggest smile on it that you would ever see. That was in the day when if you made a hole in one with a Titlest, you could send it in to them and they would mount it for you. I didn't have the guts to send in the ball I actually hit though. Only hole in one I ever had.

  • When I was a student at OSU my attendance record was not perfect (and a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day in class).

    The GRAY course was easy to get onto (no tee times) and if you had less than a foursome you often would take along an old retired guy (they hung around the clubhouse). On this particular day our "tag-along" was a very nice old fellow who was driving his own golfcart. We were ready to hit on a par-3 and I didn't have a ball in my pocket so the old guy handed me a "knobby" golfball. I put a good swing on it and that ball traveled to the hole like it was on a string. That guy (he had not hit yet) jumped on his cart and screamed down to the hole. He was down there jumping around on the green (alot more excited than I was)...good for him!

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  • At a long par 5 9th hole, headed into the clubhouse at my boss's country club. I crush a drive and a hybrid to 60 yards. I blade the sand wedge and it heads directly for the 20x8 foot window of the tap room behind the green. Hits the one 4 inch divider in the window, makes a huge thud, and bounces back 50 feet to the fringe. Tricky downhill chip for an up and down for a par. I started updating my resume the second it came off the club....

  • I have a couple good ones that come to mind.

    The first time I ever golfed, I came 6 inches from a hole in one. It was an 123 yard par 3 and I hit a 3 wood (I was only 8 at the time). Sliced it around this tree, it bounces on the front of the green and rolled up right next to the pin. I still play a lot of golf and I have never been closer to a hole in 1.

    The second one, I was a freshman in high school and I was playing my first Varsity match. It was a par 4 at the old Bolton Field (now Mentel Memorial). I busted a drive down the fairway to the 150 mark, topped my 8 iron to about 120 and then holed out from there for birdie.

    The next one my old golf coach claims was the best shot he has ever seen a high schooler hit. I was on the par 5 number 10 at Apple Valley. I sprayed my drive in the right woods and had to scramble out to salvage a par. I had about an 8 inch window to hit my next shot to put it in the fairway and continue from there. I took a full swing and put it through the 8 inch window and faded it back toward the green and landed about 50 yrds from the green. From there I stuck it to 2 ft and drained my birdie putt. (Also in a high school varsity match in the OCC)

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  • I have three of them, even though I've been playing for 35 years and still don't have a hole-in-one:

    * Playing at a course in Knoxville the day Ohio State played St. John's to go to the Final Four in 1999. I was on a par-5, hit a good drive, then cranked a 5-wood to 2 feet and made the putt for an eagle.

    * Playing at Blacklick Woods about 10 years ago with a couple of buds. Hit it to about 12 inches on a par 3 and made the putt for a 2, that's about as close as I've gotten to a hole-in-one.

    * This past year in the Bucknuts Outing at East Golf Club (formerly Tartan East), my buddy Scott crushed a drive on the par-5 18th. We had about 230 to the hole. I hit a 3-wood to about 20-25 feet above the hole and I made the putt for the eagle. I won the longest putt competition (I did not keep the prize though ... LOL).

    When you're playing well, I hear golf is a lot of fun. I'll let you know if and when I ever experience that feeling (LOL).

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  • fportner said... (original post)

    I stroked a smooth six iron on #13 Scarlet for a hole in one. Actually, I bladed the shot, it just made it over the creek in front, ran through the sand trap, and rolled right onto the3 green and into the cup (true story). I picked the ball out of the cup and it had the biggest smile on it that you would ever see. That was in the day when if you made a hole in one with a Titlest, you could send it in to them and they would mount it for you. I didn't have the guts to send in the ball I actually hit though. Only hole in one I ever had.

    I worked at Scarlet and Gray while in school and almost holed 13 as well, Hit the pin, it kicked 6 feet right and I choked the bird. That is a tough par 3 to hole out on. My buddy got a hole in one on Scarlet 8 when we were playing there. I think I went crazier than he did.

    My best shot ever was on Scarlet #7. It was in 1997 before they changed the course. #7 is the par 4 with the big bunker right in the middle of the fairway. You either need to lay up in front of the bunker or try and fly it with a driver. The tees were back that day so I laid up. I had about 200 in and holed out with a 3-iron for eagle. Ball was coming in hot as hell. It took one hop hit the pin and stuck.

    I also holed one out on Scarlet #2 from about 90yds with a choked down wedge for birdie. I hit a horrible tee shot into the trees on the right and had to punch out. Then holed out the wedge for the bird. Ball checked up about 3 feet past the cup and drew back in. If it wasn't to save my ass because of my horrible tee shot I would think it was a better shot. But when you are trying to get up and down from 100yds cause you can't keep your driver in play, there isn't much to brag about.

  • Heater

    Senior year in high school golf, district golf tournament...it was wet and windy in October in northern Ohio. It was the kind of wet cold that permeated through to your bones. My hands were so cold I couldn't get the strength into my fingers to hold the clubs right all day.

    Somehow, I was playing a great round but I didn't even realize it. I was coming into the final hole (No. 15--we had a shotgun start) and I didn't realize it at the time but I needed a birdie to make it to regionals. I flubbed my tee shot but recovered nicely and put it on the green on my second shot. I was about 35 feet away on a zig-zag double breaker that if I left it low seemed like it would have rolled all the way back to the tee box.

    I hit it HARD on the wet (soggy) green and felt a classic Jack Nicklaus-one-arm-outstretched-you-know-the-putt-is-going-in move that I didn't even realize I was making as the putt came closer and closer to the hole. It sank...and splashed into the cup for my birdie. I went to regionals the next weekend.

    Somehow, I shot a 79 in that mess.

    I've had better putts and shots (including a tee shot 5 feet from an ace, pin high on a par 4), but none as memorable as that one.

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  • I had never had an eagle on a par 4, though many on par 5s. While in high school my daughter played on her HS team. My wife and I took her and 1 of her teamates out to a course that they were going to play the next week in the county tournament. On the 6th hole, a par 4, she holed out a 7 iron for an eagle. We were all very excited and a foursome of older gentlemen in front of us gave her a big round of applause. I told her that I had never had an eagle on a par 4 and she teased me a little. On the 16th hole, a par 4, I holed out a 6 iron for an eagle. The older guys went nutso again. I turned to my daughter and said "See, anyone can get an eagle". The guys in front of us told the course manager, and took our names and details. I didn't think much about it, and we took her to a Golf Camp at Iowa State two weeks later. When we walked in the door upon our return, Kristin answered the phone and handed it to me saying "it's a guy from Golf Digest" The course manager had told the local ad rep for GD, and we had our pictures taken and the story. We appeared in the Sept. 1997 issue in the "Faces in the Crowd section. I still have the picture sitting in our family room !! She went on to play 4 years of college golf at Dayton, but still says that is her biggest highlight.

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  • My best shot i ever hit was a par 4 hole at some place my dad plays league at. I go with my driver and take a nice easy swing and wham!!! I knew i hit a good shot, ball was going right towards the hole. We drive up after my dad chipped on the grern and i could noy find my ball at all. Finally my dad has the idea to look around the green and as we get up there we see my nike #2 ball 12 feet past the hole on the green. Never shot it on the green yet after that

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  • I have played golf for many years, and while I have made 1 hole in one, my most memorable shot was on the 17th hole at Wild Dunes outside of Charleston, S.C. I wasn't driving the ball well on the back nine, and hit my drive on the beach (literally) down the left side of the fairway. Luckily it was low tide, so I could play the ball. Hit a 5 iron from 170 with in 3 feet on the whole. Tapped in for birdie. Then proceded to make eagle on the 18th for a smooth 76.

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  • I am a BAD golfer and it's a good day if I break 100. Nine years ago I was on a 3 day job interview in central California and the boss and a couple other big wigs took me golfing. On the 4th hole (165 yard par 3) I hit a hole in one. Not one of those crazy off the tree trunk kind either. Straight at the hole from the get go and rolled straight in.

    I got the job.

  • Had a 5 iron from 192 uphill at Poppy Ridge into a typical California Bay Area afternoon wind. Hit a tight draw to the right side of the green. Had never played the course before, and didn't know the hole funneled toward the left half, which was where the pin happened to be. It was a semi blind shot. When I saw it sitting from a distance It looked close. When It got to the green it was sitting on the edge of the cup, a 1/4 rotation from going in. Exactly why I love and hate that God Damn game.

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