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Pulled my drive into the rough on a tough uphill 400 yard par 4. When I got there it was sitting up a little and I recognized it as a flyer, so I decided to go for the green with a 5 iron. Hit is solid but pulled it again and nicked a tree, knocking it down into a bunker that is 45 yards short of the pin.
I had been working with the pro on my bunker shots, so I decided to hit it like a greenside bunker shot, but with an extra club. 2 feet, unexpected par.
14th hole Par 5 498 yards dead straight with a protected green surrounded by greenside bunkers. I hit a good drive to the centre of the green about 250 yards away. I top a 3W next, then hit a 9I into the right edge of the bunker. I'm a lefty so I now have to hit my bunker shot from outside the bunker. I bend down and hit. The ball flies out of the bunker, bounces once, then bounces straight into the hole for an unlikely birdie.
It was on a par 4, dogleg left with an island green. I hit a terrible hook from the tee, into the drink. Took my drop and was hitting 3 from 150-155 out. Hit my 7 iron to about 6-7 feet and saved par.
The thread is titled "Best Shot of the Week", but it was likely my best shot of the year.
Second was on the last hole. I was 111 out and there was a little group of short trees blocking my view of the flag. Ended up putting it 2 feet to the left of the hole
Missed the putt.
On the Inside 9 course at Northwest Park, hole #2. I hit a decent drive but it ended up a couple yards in the rough. I was left with about 145 to the hole. The lie didn't look that good, so I clubbed up to a 6 iron. I didn't get much air under it. It hit 20 yards short of the green, but just kept running.
Yay! Tap in birdie!
Friday's game - PW from 107 from the rough, VERY elevated green from edge of fairway - just in the rough - past the edge of a small tree - had to cut it tight - pin very short. Opened the face quite a bit and full swing (normally my 120 club) to a tap in for birdie.....only birdie that day on a really nice new course I hadn't played before. I think one more roll and I'd have had my first eagle on a Par 4....woulda coulda
MUCH better than missing the eagle putt on the par 5 number 9 and the resulting 3 putt..... ; )
On a really difficult hole, its a par 4, 300 yards on the card, sharp dogleg right, all up hill, with trees guarding the corner and fw bunkers cleverly placed as well. I hit my 3 wood really well off the tee with enough draw to almost call it a hook and carried it just short of the greenside bunkers. Followed that shot with a great 20 yard chip for a tap in birdie...