Originally Posted by Uncle Peter
I'm sure we've all had an odd or weird driving range experience, so feel free to share it here!
Mine was watching my friend put his golf bag down on the ground on the grass tees and then seeing a large rat run out of it and onto the range! He said he hadn't golfed in a long time, but I didn't believe hit until then.
that would scare the SHIT out of me... I mean he likely had to carry the golf bag on his shoulder, and it had to sit in his/your car from where, etc.
Mine would probably be when I was a kid and didn't play golf all that seriously. I went to the range with a friend because we were looking for something to do. He somehow managed to hit a golf ball backwards into the parking lot. To this day, I watched him do it. He had a fairway wood in his hand, and the ball was off the turf. Somehow he hit the ball aiming down the range, and the ball bounced off the ground (no interaction with a pole or range guard, etc.) and went into the parking lot. It didn't go screaming into the lot, but I couldn't stop laughing all the same.
The most embarressing experience I ever had at the driving range was after I built my first set of irons. I purchased a set of club heads online, and ordered true temper shaft pulls off of ebay. The ebay seller had mislabeled the shaft as a .370 parallel tip, and they were in fact Titleist pulls that were .355 taper. On like the 3rd swing with my 8 iron, the club head goes tumbling down the range. with my tail between my legs, I go to the pro shop and explain what happened and they said, no trouble, they would go rescue the club head for me. Then 5 minutes later I walk back in the pro shop again, and they looked at me puzzled and said "have they not gotten your club head back yet?" to which I had to say "no, I broke another one"