Damn shame I was just out to practice last night. Made a 12 foot putt after getting to a reachable par 5 in 2. Can't call it an official eagle but it's the 4th time in 1.5 months I've gotten it into the hole in 3 on that hole. Courses here still aren't 100% playable due to the weather. Some are closed for the season as a result.
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135 yard par three, (hidden head winds up above the tee box).
the entire foursome hit short into the water
I pulled an extra club, 8i for my next shot (elected to just re-hit from the tee - I have no idea if this is allowed - nor do I care, there wasn't a drop area, but there certainly was a small bit of fairway short of the pond that could have also been a legal drop).
It flew about the correct distance but went right, straight at a big, deep, and WET bunker. heard a hard "THUNK" but didn't see the impact at all.
I got there and found it. Fully PLUGGED shot at the top of the bunker just under a gnarly high overhanging grassy lip (this is like a six foot vertical wall). the only angle that didn't involve the overhang was straight back at the pond.
It was only after I whacked it on the green with a Lob wedge (brute force into the sand and up through the overhanging shag, actually a very good shot from that lie) that I thought "CRAP, I should have taken a picture of this lie"
big win, I think I 3 putted from there - what's that? a 7? maybe an 8?
I really wish I had taken a picture - it was GLORIOUS
I think that defined the entire round really
(I actually think my 'best' shot was a 5 iron that I fades - on purpose and it was a big fade - around a tree and about 190 that landed on the green. Again, if my drive would have been in the fairway, I wouldn't have had to pull that shot out of the bag....lessons learned...actually a bad choice where I got lucky, if I hadn't hit that stroke correctly, a straight shot left would have been in the trees)
Scratch my previous best of the week. Last night I duck hooked a drive into rough on a long par 5 and played a punch layup from 265 that out rode a berm and stopped in deep grass just above a fairway bunker. 112 out with ball severely above feet with lie that usually forces the ball right. Took a 7i and choked down to the metal and swiped at it like a chip. It came out low and rolled up on the green, over a ridge and stopped on the fringe about 20 feet from the hole. Up and down for par. Played the entire front like that, scrapped to a 43 with 3 doubles and bogey. Got up and down from trouble for par 5 times. The sole bogey was a chip that lipped out.
On the second tee with it, I shot a straight 320 yards (didn't manage to benefit from it though)
after that I birdied the 490 yards par 5 in head wind
and then birdied (as the only one that day) the 170 yard par 3, winning "closest to the pin" on the hole, where a brand new Audi was the HIO prize .... by 93 niches
All three holes that was very satisfying on a day nothing else really worked
Played a short dog leg par 5 where the green is offset to make the hole kind of "S" shaped. Hit a solid drive. Pulled 7I and hit the shot I envisaged which flew high and carried some tall trees to the green for my first eagle putt in I don't know how long.
Hit that 7I just how I imagined. Very satisfying to execute on something with a degree of risk. Led to one of my infrequent birdies so that was nice.
After two abysmal shots on #9 I rolled up and found my ball stopped just short of rolling into a greenside bunker about 10 inches from the lip. Downhill/sidehill lie with one foot in the bunker and choked up so far both hands were on the steel. Popped up a high pitch with my 60 that rolled about 15 feet past the hole. I probably would have made the par putt coming back but my ball hit a pock mark and it killed the speed and stopped about a foot short but on line. Up and down for bogey, could have been a lot worse.
Was golfing with Erik (iacas), JeremieBoop (Jeremie), and Saevel (Matt). Hit a 6 iron and nailed the green from 175 out. Wouldn't be impressive, but I had trees on the left, so I was forced to hit a draw, and actually did. One of about 3 in my life.
Some people might call it luck, I like to call it...well luck I guess, so what?
Great shot @Slice of Life !
My best shot was on Sunday and It was one of my worst shots of the day and one of my best shots of the year. It was a 40 yard pitch on a par 5, that I just hit too hard. Luckily it dropped in the hole and never touched the green save for just a bit of the front edge of the cup. That was the first time I air mailed one straight into the cup.
Aaaah yes...I finally have one! I played yesterday and carded a good round. The 7th hole is a 565yd par 5 and the green is a nasty crowned SOB. It takes skill to hit the green from anywhere...LOL I've missed it after just missing it...if you know what I mean!! The ball rolls off from everywhere...
So anyway...I am playing well.....I hit two good shots and I have 56yds to a back pin. I opt to nip a lob wedge....and lands short of the pin...and bounds over. I am dead.....there is a deep runoff. I am chipping 10' uphill to a green from behind that slopes steeply downhill and it runs off both left and right.....NO PROBLEM! I did well to hit the green.......LOL I holed the par put from about 30ft.........
cha-CHING.....gotta love it! The putter rules!
Hooked drive pin high with 3h on 196 yd par 3 - holed out from 60 ft.
What made it particularly memorable was that it was to an elevated green, over a bunker with new 60° from a tight lie with a gnarly clump of grass directly behind ball which dramatically elevated the degree of difficulty.
Edited by inthehole - 10/12/13 at 8:38am
85 going into this hole....3 putted for a 90 (playing 7000 yards, longest ever for me)