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I hit some pretty good shots this weekend (also some pretty lousy ones) but this one probably is the best:

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It was the one that sealed the match.

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I hit the best shot @GolfLug will see this year on #6 at Belmont on April 8.

Had 120 or so, but was blocked out by low trees. Hit a low punch cut 5I that bounded up to the front left side of the green and continued to use the ground contours to end up at about 15 feet.

Divine. 😉 

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24 minutes ago, iacas said:

Had 120 or so, but was blocked out by low trees. Hit a low punch cut 5I that bounded up to the front left side of the green and continued to use the ground contours to end up at about 15 feet.

Did you putt with your wedge? 😜

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20 minutes ago, billchao said:

Did you putt with your wedge? 😜

No. DIdn't want to demoralize @GolfLug any more than necessary.

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9 minutes ago, iacas said:

No. DIdn't want to demoralize @GolfLug any more than necessary.

Lol. It curved a good 20 yards before landing. From that angle it seemed unlikely it get anywhere close to the green, let alone on it. Wish I had recorded it.

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I had a couple that stuck out from my round yesterday. 

First one was my 3rd shot into a par 5. Had about 30yds left from pretty thick rough but a fine lie. Pin was tucked back left and there was a severe knoll/knob in the green so the only way to get the shot within like 20-30 feet was to carry the knob completely. Opened the face of my 58 and took pretty close to a full swing and carried it the entire way, bounced about a foot short of the hole and rolled to a couple inches for a tap in birdie. 

Probably the highest short game shot I've ever hit in a round. 

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Second one was the 18th hole, After a 295yd drive I had 115 to a tucked front flag, wind was hard off the right, around 20-25mph. No wind I'm likely hitting a full 54 degree, but with the wind I decided to hit my 50 degree. I have a feel for a 120 shot with my 50 degree but not a 115 shot so I just opened my stance a bit and played a "cut" 120 shot to hold it against the wind and figured that'd take a couple yards off. I executed it exactly as I intended, started right at the flag and could see it cutting but getting held by the wind and it dropped down right next to the hole leaving myself 3 feet for birdie. The clubhouse and porch overlook the 18th and that shot got multiple claps and whistles from people who were out on the patio watching. Made the putt too for a nice way to end the round. 

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Driver: :callaway: Rogue Max ST LS
Woods:  :cobra: Darkspeed LS 3Wood/3Hybrid
Irons: :tmade: P770 (4-PW)
Wedges: :callaway: MD3 50   MD5 54 58 degree  
Putter: :odyssey:  White Hot RX #1
Ball: :titleist: ProV1x Left Dash

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Yesterday, I hit a straight 5-wood on #15 at Musgrove Mill which went into a fairway bunker. This is about a 75* left dogleg and I was blocked out by trees and the pin was in the back right. Called my shot and pretended to be Tiger 🐅 and hit a high fade around the trees and the ball finished right of the pin. Drained an 18’ downhill putt for a birdie!

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Got a rare birdie on #18 Par 5.  Drive was good and left me in range of the green.  I was @ 210 from the center and needed @ 180 to clear a hazard area.  Green had bunkers lest, right and on back.

had been struggling and most shots were short so I took the 225 club figuring back of green hit well.

i did hit it well, @ 229 per SS and dead on—kind at the pin.  Ended up @ 1 foot off the back in short rough and lucky for me it was a back pin placement.  Chipped about 15 feet leaving a 3 feet putt for par which I sunk.

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Best drive I've ever hit:

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I will not be answering any questions about the rest of the hole. Or the round, for that matter.

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First ever holed out greenside bunker shot! It's crazy it took this long to finally get one during a round, but the cold streak is officially over. Hole 6 on the Palmer Course at PGAN. I hit my driver like 225 into a really stiff wind, then worm burned a hybrid into the bunker. I was about I dunno, 40-45 feet away. Birdie! Let's go!

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The red Xs the approximate location of each shot. 

Really fun!! 

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New 3W is pretty good B-)

I hit a good drive actually but straight into a headwind so it left me far enough back from the trees to attempt something stupid. So naturally, with a new 3W in the bag, I wanted to see what it could do. Hit a high draw directly over the trees and couldn't see where it ended up from the fairway, but I knew I hit it well.

I doubt that's the optimal play for scoring well in the long run but it felt good to do.

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