Recall any birdies you've made that you just flat-out didn't deserve? One really stands out for me.
I was playing this muni course where the 2nd hole is an extremely short par-3, like maybe 105 yards. I hit a brutal tee shot to the right that not only missed the green, but the entire green complex, which consists of some mounds and bunkers. When I got to my ball, there was a small window between the top of of one of the mounds and the lowest branches on a tree. I decided I would bang a line drive into the top of the hill and have it bounce upward and through that window, and then softly land on the green – a shot that was miles above my skill level.
There was a bunker to my left and a rake was lying outside of it, but I paid it no mind. There was just no way it would be a factor.
Well, I skull-scraped that ill-conceived shot hard to the left and the ball slammed into the handle of that rake. Then something occurred that I really can't believe to this day, and neither can the guys I was playing with.
The ball rocketed from the rake handle straight into the cup without ever touching the ground. It happened so fast that none of us even saw it – we just heard the ball go in. If the evidence hadn't been right there at the bottom of the jar, I would've said that the sequence of events was absolutely impossible.
Two horribly butchered shots resulted in a 2 on the card. It was almost embarrassing – but not quite. After all, a birdie is a birdie and they're all good.
Anybody have one to top that?