A couple weeks ago I was hitting some balls at the range (at the Club where I am a member) and I was watching these three younger guys coming up the 9th fairway (par 5 with water and island green). I watched one guy hit what I think was 8 or 9 balls into the water from about a 100 yards. After hitting his last ball in the drink, he threw his club into the pond. His buddies were on the green laughing at him. He then drove his cart towards the green and missed the front of the bridge and slammed the cart into corner of the bridge...smashed up the front of the cart. They were not members...I don't think they will be invited back. I thought it was hilarious. On a side note...I too have "helicoptered" a couple wedges into ponds in the past.
Yea that surprised me, too. The hole runs downhill and I had a blind shot from where I was. All I knew was I wanted to keep it left of the tree and I hit a low draw that must have run quite a bit.
Just by dumb luck I think I did have a better angle on that second shot than I would have if I drove the ball onto my fairway.
I'm curious about this as I don't have a handicap but usually shoot mid-high 80s. I have been playing on a simulator this winter and with range work (which I never really did before) my swing feels great but my swing speeds with the driver have been anywhere from 112-121 with distances around 275-300. It is an older simulator but my iron distances match up with what I do on the course so I think it's legit? Full disclosure I have had horrible yips with my driver for the past 2 seasons I literally couldn't NOT top my driver combine that with the club head coming off my 6 iron and snapping my 7 iron shaft on a tree branch I played all last season and some of the season before with my longest club being an 8 iron (which I hit about 175) so I'm hoping that I'm actually a lower handicap now that I have a full bag of clubs to use. But yeah, high scorer with moderately high swing speed.