Ha! It was the 10th hole, and I had been playing very mediocre-ly , and figured if there was ever a time to try something daring, that was the time. Wasn't going to be a great round, wasn't playing for money, so what the heck, right?
So I did exactly what you would do. Pulled out a 6 iron (because I was afraid a 5 iron would be too low) and tried to "kick" a field goal through this window right here:
The red "U" at the top were the goal posts, the blue line is the flag and the red box is the extent of the green. I hit it well but pulled it a teeny bit, heard it clip a leaf, which didn't really affect it much, and it ended up just short of the green, front left. I "two-putted" for par from there.
Obviously, it was a pretty stupid play, but sometimes playing smart is boring. And it sure was fun to pull it off! (Would never try it when it mattered though. Would have punched out left - @mdl I don't think it was possible to hit a club under the first branches and over the second one - and just settled for the likely bogey.
I would have done the same thing. I would see that gap on the left and go, "I can get that underneath that and run it up there." If you even want a lower ball flight, take a 3 wood and just do a chippy punch shot. Hinge and slap the ball, really produces a low runner. You learn to get creative were I have been.