This one comes from the very first round of golf I ever played. I was out with the guy who introduced me to game, his friend, and his nephew. We get to a relatively short but tricky par 3 that plays uphill over a ravine and he says, “Just make sure you clear the ravine.” Each person tees off so now it’s my turn and I just watched three experienced golfers miss the green and I’m thinking to myself my shot could go anywhere. Stuffed it two feet from the hole.
So now we’re all thinking I can make a birdie in my first ever round of golf, and wouldn’t you know it I blew my putt six feet past the hole. Four putt for a five 😃
I’m not going to call them my best or worst shots ever, but they came in succession so it’s an interesting story.
Let's use an example from my round today.
I drove it a little right. There's a hill there, so it bounced down but stayed on the right side of the cart path. So, I hit a 6I down there pretty far, and left myself a tough little 30-yard wedge over a bunker to a firm-ish green sloping away from me (front to back).
I hit the ball to 30 feet. It was a "good" shot. It never flirted with coming up short. It was never going to go really long. It left me an uphill putt coming back.
Yet so many people would have been absolutely ticked to have hit that third shot.
Would you have been one of those?