Putts count, right?
In a tight BB match, we were one up going into 16, a par 3. The pin was up and the green is slanted significantly, front to back. I would have to hit the club for the front pin yardage perfectly and short is not an option; an impossible up and down. So I hit the club that I knew would get on the green, but that would probably leave me with a significant downhill putt, and that is exactly what happened, leaving me a 45 foot downhill, sidehill challenge. One of our opponents hit a great shot about 10 feet from the pin and my partner left his shot short and couldn't get within 20 feet. My goal was just to try and get the putt to stop somewhere within 5 feet and I addressed the ball with the toe of the putter. The line was perfect and I was pleased with the speed. It was going to leave me with a tap in, but then it dropped!! My opponent mumbled something unintelligible but I am sure it included something requiring a censor, and he proceeded to miss his putt badly. We had them dormie and my partner put them out of their misery with a birdie on 17. Fun day.
I wouldn't really call this true. Tom Watson used bang all of his putts in the back of the hole and missed 5' past all the time, and he was considered one of the best, if not THE best, putter of his generation. He felt he was more accurate being aggressive and putting through breaks, and he had no fear of missing the 5' comebacker.
I made my first Ace on July 31, 2020 at Garland Resort - Fountains Course - Hole #5. It was @ 133 yrds and I used my Pitching Wedge. Sorry about the delayed post but I am still learning all that TST has to offer.