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Had this yesterday. I pulled the draw under some trees and punched a 5 iron out towards the green (should’ve had about 50 yards if it worked) and hit it well, but just before hitting the grass it hit a root and it ricocheted to this:

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I hit a baseball style shot with my 7 iron to get it out to the fairway. (the pic is rotated 90° counterclockwise, don’t know why the board did this) It doesn’t look that bad but it was 1 foot of the ground in that blueberry.

 

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2 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Even a "foot wedge" wouldn't suffice here.  Gotta go with a "hand wedge"...

I needed the Travelers Insurance dog on that one 😀

Though to be fair, I did find a number of balls today that could have been lost, so maybe he was with me after all.

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26 minutes ago, billchao said:

How are you supposed to play this shot? 😜

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Scottish golfers carried a club called a “chainlinky” specifically used to hit balls off a chain link fence. Check eBay.

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Greenside bunker, #14 Pacific Dunes.

Impossible to advance it from there. I could have turned and hit it backward away from the green, but my sand game was pretty good that day so I took an umplayable and kept it in the bunker. Boned it over the green into some gourse. DIdn't finish the hole. 

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A couple death shots from today's round.

First one was death of my driver (shaft). The shaft snapped on a routine swing about an inch above the ferrule. Wasn't a chunk, or contact off the heel/hosel area, no idea what happened. Impact felt weird, and then the driver head was hanging a bit funny, and was still partially connected, but the shaft was clearly toast. Contacted Cobra customer service, and hopefully I can get a new shaft sorted out under warranty since the club is only ~6 months old.

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Second one was on #17. I hit my approach shot to the green which missed about a yard right, kicked right off a slope, and landed right behind an old stump with tall grass growing all around it. If it lands 2 feet right or left, it's a pretty easy pitch onto the green Perspective on the photo isn't great, but to go at the hole the ball would basically need to pop straight up, and the stump is obstructing any type of follow through. The only chance I had was to stub a wedge into the ground behind the ball and try to pop it up over the stump. Didn't work and the ball ricocheted back about 3-4 yards, where I put the next one on the green, and 2 putted for 6.

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The intent of this thread is not to whine about the rules or how awful the golf gods are. It is to post photos of odd lies you had, what your approach was to hit the shot and the results.

I’ll go first. I call this one the Jenga lie. The hole was up and downhill from this photo, 195 yards. I was able to move all the sticks except the one touching the top.  I punched a 4H and it squirted low and left of the green about 10 yards short. Made bogey.

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When I read the title of the thread, I was instantly reminded of this one:

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That would be the ball of my partner, @bkuehn1952, in the fourball play, first day of the 2017 Newport Cup.  The ball was embedded in the face of the bunker on the par-3 15th hole at Talamore.  This is one time when any player is glad to have a partner.

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Here is a pic of my tee shot on the 4th hole at Pacific Dunes. Those that have played there might recall that the right side of the hole is bordered by a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. So I tried play it “safe” down the left, tugged into the left bunker, and ended up with the worst lie I had ever seen. 

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1 hour ago, Big C said:

Here is a pic of my tee shot on the 4th hole at Pacific Dunes. Those that have played there might recall that the right side of the hole is bordered by a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. So I tried play it “safe” down the left, tugged into the left bunker, and ended up with the worst lie I had ever seen. 

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Yes, that is a very tough tee shot.

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On 5/26/2020 at 7:03 PM, billchao said:

Just remembered this thread exists.

Knee high ball position with me standing in the bunker. Fun times.

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I hit it to like 25’ and two putted for (checks notes) triple bogey 🤬

f*** this hole.

I had that once. I used a PW straddled the ball. Chipped onto the green using Sam Snead's old croquet putting grip. Illegal with a putter but okay with a regular club.

 

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41 minutes ago, DrvFrShow said:

. Illegal with a putter but okay with a regular club

Its not allowed at all now, Rule 10.1c.  This was changed in the 2019 rules, before that the prohibition on standing astride the line of play only showed up in the Putting Green rules.

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On 6/8/2021 at 8:53 AM, DaveP043 said:

When I read the title of the thread, I was instantly reminded of this one:

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That would be the ball of my partner, @bkuehn1952, in the fourball play, first day of the 2017 Newport Cup.  The ball was embedded in the face of the bunker on the par-3 15th hole at Talamore.  This is one time when any player is glad to have a partner.

Thanks for reminding me.  I recall I holed out from there for a birdie, or at least that is what I tell the grandkids.

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This happened this morning. 993325849_toughlie.thumb.jpg.f9bdeff1049926f2557966fcda4d1598.jpg

The picture doesn't really do it justice. The ball was a solid foot and a half above my feet. As I stood in the bunker. I ended up hitting it about 6 or 7 feet into the bunker. I did get a bogey sand save from there, so pretty good result all things considered. 

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