Jump to content
IGNORED

Best Shot / Worst Shot, Ever


Recommended Posts

On 7/1/2021 at 10:14 AM, mdl said:

Sounds cool. I play in my work league so get some competition in but wouldn't mind another source of potential tournaments and getting to play some private courses. I've gotten a few rounds at Witch Hollow and Edgewater, but none of the others.

Do they do any team tournaments? I like individual but find I most enjoy two or four person team tourneys, whether alt shot, best ball, scramble, shamble, whatever.

yep, this saturday is best ball, they do some scrambles and so forth. But you would love the Central Oregon Shootout...no stroke play, they run it scramble, best ball, Chapman...super fun

Link to post
Share on other sites

Best shot ever:

A 25 foot downhill, sidehill birdie putt for the win in a playoff in our big annual member/member tournament.

Worst shot ever:

Leading our big annual member/member tournament a few years later by three shots on the fifteenth hole, facing a 75 yard shot over a bunker that is 50 yards short of the green as our third shot. It is a long par 4 and we are getting a shot so I expect we will, at worst, make a 5 for 4. I can hit a 75 yard shot onto the green in my sleep. It is an alternate shot event. I dump it in the bunker leading to a triple bogie 7 and we finish second in the event by one shot. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

40 minutes ago, phan52 said:

Best shot ever:

A 25 foot downhill, sidehill birdie putt for the win in a playoff in our big annual member/member tournament.

Worst shot ever:

Leading our big annual member/member tournament a few years later by three shots on the fifteenth hole, facing a 75 yard shot over a bunker that is 50 yards short of the green as our third shot. It is a long par 4 and we are getting a shot so I expect we will, at worst, make a 5 for 4. I can hit a 75 yard shot onto the green in my sleep. It is an alternate shot event. I dump it in the bunker leading to a triple bogie 7 and we finish second in the event by one shot. 

Great stories. I love that you connect your best and worst shots to competitions. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

That I can remember...

Best: In my teenage years I was a member at a nearby course. Second hole was about 280yrds from the men's tees but a fairly tricky hole. Between the tee box and the fairway was a large ravine, a good 50ft down filled with rough and long grass. I'd put my tee shot down in the trees next to this ravine so had a completely blind shot, bunker guarding the direct line to the green. I had about 150yrds into the green and just swiped at it mindlessly with a 7 iron not even paying much attention to line/distance etc. Came out just perfect and rolled to within a few feet of the pin.

Worst: Topping my ball off the first tee at Bethpage Black a couple of months back. Had played the course a few times but my buddy had brought along a new guy to fill in and billed me as "a really good player". To add fun to the mix a fairly large group had assembled next to the first tee as there was a PGA qualifying event going off the Red course. I teed up another and striped it about 290yrds down the middle of the fairway without looking where it went. Oops.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Best: It is actually a two way tie because I pulled off essentially the same shot within a month of one another. Both were 100-yarders to went into the cup. This was back when I was just beginning, so they were only par saves. 

Worst: Had a lot of rotten ones, but the most memorable came on the par-3 No. 13 hole on Kittyhawk's Eagle Course. The 14th tee box was just 30 yards or so left of the green and somebody parked their cart way forward of the tee box for some reason. With the water cutting center to right in front of the green, the temptation is to pull it. Well I yanked a vicious pull-hook with my 5-wood that cracked the grill of that cart. I tried to yell fore but the sound of the ball crashing into the buggy came too fast and too loud. Those guys up on the box jumped out of their skins. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 7/6/2021 at 7:24 AM, darthweasel said:

yep, this saturday is best ball, they do some scrambles and so forth. But you would love the Central Oregon Shootout...no stroke play, they run it scramble, best ball, Chapman...super fun

I looked it up. Looks super fun. Might join some of the Portland area ones!

Also, I totally got payback for my worst ever shot I described earlier! I played in a 2-person shamble (scramble drive, play your own ball from there, best ball is team score) last Friday. My wife bought me a swing caddie monitor for my birthday that gives swing speed, ball speed, and distance. It also has a practice swing mode for dry swings. I've been using it in my living room to drill swing speed. My partner hit an okay drive so I said I'd just try my 120mph swing.

I did that a handful of times but this was by far the best. Absolutely crushed it. Pushed it a bit but hit it 330 yards (per arccos)  just got past the big tree. Had a pitching wedge in (I told you it was short 5!) but was pissed because I pulled it. But then I sunk the 50-60' putt for eagle! Turned out to be the only gross skin that day and won me $270!

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 6/14/2021 at 4:25 PM, Missouri Swede said:

My best shot followed what is a good candidate for my worst shot.  Short par-4 hole, I shanked my tee shot and the ball ended up in the green-side rough of a parallel hole.  Looking it up on GoogleEarth, that's about 100 yards.

I proceeded to try to hit my 5-wood the from the rough.  Ball made the green (correct green this time)--about 200 yards.  Made the 10-foot-ish putt for birdie.

Ahh, memories of MIMSO

Same situation... I bunted a drive off the heel of my driver, which traveled about 40 yards down the left side of the fairway.  I had about 235-240 yards left to an elevated green.  I pulled my three wood out and absolutely pured it to about 20 feet.

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Today's finishing hole requires that most average golfers layup due to water beginning at 200 yards and requiring a 260 carry to clear it. The last time I played I hit a 4H into the water since fairways are dry and rolling. Today I hit a 6 iron pure and it stopped about 3 feet short of the water. That is as good a 6 that I can hit. And then I had 130 to the pin and hit an A-wedge to 3 feet. So after 2 consecutive best shots ever, I missed the birdie putt for the worst shot ever. I did however play the last 5 holes in 1 over after playing the first 4 in 10 over par (guessing as I quit counting on 1 hole).

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Not sure about middle schoolers, but I found out at some point early in my golf playing that the high school I went to was notorious for cheating at golf.  Supposedly the coach had players cut a hole in a pocket so they could drop a ball.  I didn't play in high school, but I know who the golf coach was when I was there and it wouldn't surprise me if he did that. I didn't realize there was a reason to not clean one's clubs.  After a shot, I'll almost always wet then dry the face of a club, and I'll check if a face is clean before I hit and will give it a quick wiping before hitting if I think it needs it.  I thought that I did was far more common practice. 
    • No clue how to repair something like that, but I am wondering how a club gets a dent like that in it. That is a serious crater.
    • I’m not an expert on this subject by any means but I would say no it can’t be fixed. Caught my attention because I have the g400 3h and it’s a great club. 
    • I know this is a rare bird and there may not be any help other than trashing the head after pulling the shaft.  On a whim, I found a Ping G400 4h real cheap on the 'bay ($30 plus $15 so I am about $ 50 in).  I knew there were some serious scratches on top, but did not really look at the photos to notice it has a major dent on the top near the toe side.  It is on the way here, so I don't have any actual photos to share.  Here is the photo from the auction.  My real questions are - can the head be repaired (I have been researching this and there is not a lot out there as it relates to golf clubs)?  If repaired, does it become a "non-conforming" club per USGA rules, I don't think it matters as I am not planning to enter any tourney's any time soon.  This may be a grand adventure as I have read that applying heat with a heat gun, followed by Dust-It type spray (CO2) to super chill will get the metal to move.  Will have to see....  
    • Day 284: Worked a bit on my priority pieces with a new drill to feel the left leg push back. Then worked on tempo.
  • Today's Birthdays


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...