Most frustrating to me is when I blade like a 40 yard approach shot and it flies 40 yards past the green. Especially if there happens to be OB or woods behind said green.
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last sunday playing a good round come to a par 3 with water to the left, really not an issue, well wtf shanked it left in the drink, okay recover from that and bogy the hole no problem. next hole par 5 still (sething from the par 3 debacle) knock a good drive middle of the fairway second approch shot 60 yrds from the green YES looking for a birdie tweet tweet, nice little chip i will be on the green, well all hell broke loose caught the club on the ground which opens the face and blow one on the adjacent tee box right no closer but pisses me off (btw no one was on the tee box) now convinced a bogey is in store well the tolet over flows i duff 2 chip shots 20 yrds and finally i am on the green in 5 and 3 f*^$%#$ putt for 9 damn had to shake that chit out of my skull for 2 holes, after that it was smooth sailing.
this one - on short to medium distance par 4's when I have a nice drive, and I am holding a club I have a high degree of confidence to put it on the green and have a birdie put and I generally top it because my tempo gets to fast from being excited.
A few days ago, I was playing a GREAT back 9, was 5 over going into the 18th hole a 500 yard par 5. I STRIPE the drive leaving me around 225 out to the green, a 4w should put me close, I get excited top it 15'. Out of frustration, now at 210, i hit the same club with no practice swing and leave it inches off the green.
Two holes earlier on a short par 4, I hit a nice hybrid off the tee, and at 125 in take a 3/4 PW and shank it into the water, drop another ball, no practice swing, and drop it 5' from the cup, drop the putt for bogey.
It's the blown chip shot for me. Usually it's leaving it short because I haven't taken enough of a swing. Get's all handsy and weak. I have no doubt I do it 2-3 times per 18. My #1 cause of double bogey. That and bad lag putts are killing me ATM. I'm to the point that if I miss a green I hope it lands in a bunker. I know I'll make a better swing from there.
For me the most frustrating shot it missing a short putt, esp. for a birdie opportunity or to save par. Over the weekend I had two birdie opportunities where my approach shot came to rest within less than 4' of the pin, missed both of them. The first one was just a bad read, underestimated the break. The second one looked great, was tracking right to the hole, but hit the right side of the cup and rimmed out. Then I converted a 20' putt for birdie late in the round, go figure. I also missed a couple short putts to save par where the ball looked great heading toward the hole only to hit something on the green close to the cup and bounce off line. Damn those muni greens!
I'm an oddall 2. THIS. What makes it doubly frustrating is it can be a turning point moment in the round. You could be on the green putting for eagle or just off the green with a 15-20 yd up and down for bird. Miss it and you're looking at best at a 5 at worst 7 or 8. Still my weakest part of my game.
Mine is fatting (or skulling or hosselling) an 8 iron into the green after a perfect tee shot. From 8 through wedges is supposed to be my bread and butter. It's the only clubs I'm good at. I'm terrible off the tee. I don't even carry a driver. About 140 and in is my domain.
So when I crush a 3-wood or Hybrid right down the middle - and I actually have a relatively short shot left - it is a fairly rare opportunity for me. This shot is what I've been hoping for all day! This is my chance to shine. Par is a given. Then I throw up all over myself.
It is hard not to throw the clubs in the pond and walk straight to the car after this.