Jump to content
IGNORED

Best Shot of the Week


Recommended Posts

Playing this past Sunday on the second day of our club championship, I struck very solid 6 hybrid into the wind from about 155 yards out from the tee of a par 3 on the back 9. My ball came to rest pin high and about 8 feet away. Prior to purchasing my new 6 hybrid, I had been struggling with striking my 6 iron for quite some time. I'm very pleased that I decided to switch over to a 6 hybrid. The greens were fast that day so sadly, I have to report that I did miss my birdie putt and was only able to record a par for that particular hole.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Replies 5k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Made a hole in one yesterday! 9 iron from about 160. I basically flew it in the cup. The ballmark destroyed the side of the hole. We saw it bounce from the tee and disappear, so I'm not 100% sure how

Kind of cold wet day, hole 17, 195 yards, hybrid, one bounce, ace 

116 yard par 3. Wedge. Lands two feet right of the hole, takes one hop left and . . . It's in the hole!! Bedlam on the tee box!!  

Posted Images

164 yard par three. Bad swing on the tee leaves me in a bunker about 12 yards short of the green, so I have a bunker shot of around 25 yards to the pin. 56 degree wedge out of the bunker to around 3 feet and make par, frustrating my opponent who hit a great shot to around 8 feet and two putted. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Par 3, 180 yds to center of the green, 20mph wind into and off the right, all carry over water (~168-170yds IIRC) to the front of the green.

I have been practicing a knockdown/stinger 4 iron at the driving range which has been going right about 190 yds in the air, decided this was the perfect time to test it out.

Made perfect contact and the slight fade held against the wind off the right which kept it straight, ball stayed under the tops of the trees the entire flight, perfect trajectory and landed and stopped on the middle/right edge of the green. 

The contact and the flight were so pure and it was exactly the shot that was required in that situation and gave me a ton of confidence to execute it exactly how I had pictured/practiced.

image.png

 

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

  • 2 weeks later...

Made a 30-foot putt to save par on par-4 #17 in my last round. I guess technically it wasn't a putt because it was just onto the fringe. Hit my best drive of the day leaving only a partial SW from 90 yards out. Blocked it straight right and missed the green 10 yards right, pin high, but 6-feet below the surface. Hit a so-so shot that rolled out more than I wanted to the opposite fringe. There wasn't a ton of break, and it was flat or maybe slightly downhill, but I don't make many 30 footers, so I was pleased to see it go in.

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

110 yd gap wedge that landed 1 yd in front of the flag, hopped 4 yds and stopped on a dime 3 yds behing the pin. Made the birdie! (first of the year)

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Last hole of my last round. Short par 5 450 yards but it goes from a tee box that is 40 yards below the bunkers that you see and the trees are about 50 yards above the tee box at about 200-220 yards out. Hit a fade over the trees and we didn’t hear it hit anything so I figured I should be safe. Came up over the hill and couldn’t find the ball anywhere. Dropped a ball 180 yards out and a guy in our group pointed out a ball that was a good 35 yards further down the fairway. So I only had 145 yards to the pin (135 to the green) on a par 5. Hit my 8 iron to about 5 yards and again missed my chance at my first eagle and missed my putt by 1,5’. Another round with a tap in birdie to finish. 

7BBB8E60-B2EE-4C4D-A5FD-FB9DCFF08C9E.jpeg

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

379 yard uphill par four. #1 handicap hole. Against the wind as well so my well placed drive doesn't really help me when deciding to go for the green. There are multiple bunkers around the green, including one that is about 30 yards short of the green. If I miss the approach just a little, experience tells me that I will end up in that bunker, leaving a long difficult bunker shot. I am getting a shot on the hole vs my opponents so I decide to layup, leaving me back far enough so I can hit a full gap wedge. I am much better with that club with a full swing. After my layup, one of my opponents hit a poor shot into a greenside bunker, leaving him a severe downhill shot to the pin. The other guy hits his approach on the green, but long, and leaves a 40 foot downhiller. I hit my gap wedge to two feet. Kick in par. The guy on the green two putts, but to no avail, due to my getting the shot. It makes the difference in winning the front. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Par 4, 382 yds, my tee shot found the side of a mound in the rough. To add to it, tree branches blocked an elevated 140 to the pin shot. Took out a 7 iron and punched it low, under the branches, and the balled rolled up 4 feet from a back pin placement. Made the birdie putt when it could have been much worse. One of two birds I got saturday.

Edited by Billy Z
typo
Link to post
Share on other sites

Played my first two round of the year this weekend. I played a half decent first round and a horrible second round, but I hit a couple of gems between the bad shots. 

On hole 5 on the first round, a 360 yards par 4, I hit a 5 iron to the fairway bunker placed in the middle of the fairway and was left with a 130 yard bunker shot quite close to a high bunker lip. Hit my AW perfectly from there and landed it 12 feet short, to 3-put it for a bogey. A fantastic feeling to hit the ball so crisp from that lie. 

On hole 6 on the second round, a 150 yards par 3, which played a lot longer into 25 mph wind. I hit a chippy, low 7 iron and managed to keep it under the wind with enough spin to sit 8 feet from the pin and sunk the birdieput for my first birdie of the year. The good feeling didn't last long though, shot 101 for my highest round in 10 months.     

Link to post
Share on other sites

Par 5 #5 playing about 450 yards from winter tees with hard dry conditions and lots of roll. Bad (slice) drive left me about 220 out from the right rough and I hit a 4H to about 3 feet for my first ever eagle (not counting scrambles). Making the eagle putt was the second best shot. 

I also hit a drive 255 based on GPS and then hit another 4H about 220 over the green on the other par 5. We won't discuss the rest of the hole.

IMG_20210406_162717714.thumb.jpg.52b8b7d807a16cea2bd8cbe46a010fa0.jpg

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

2 minutes ago, The Flush said:

Par 5 #5 playing about 450 yards from winter tees with hard dry conditions and lots of roll. Bad (slice) drive left me about 220 out from the right rough and I hit a 4H to about 3 feet for my first ever eagle (not counting scrambles). Making the eagle putt was the second best shot. 

I also hit a drive 255 based on GPS and then hit another 4H about 220 over the green on the other par 5. We won't discuss the rest of the hole.

IMG_20210406_162717714.thumb.jpg.52b8b7d807a16cea2bd8cbe46a010fa0.jpg

Nice freshly aerated greens as well. You have to hit it close! LOL

Link to post
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, The Flush said:

Par 5 #5 playing about 450 yards from winter tees with hard dry conditions and lots of roll. Bad (slice) drive left me about 220 out from the right rough and I hit a 4H to about 3 feet for my first ever eagle (not counting scrambles). Making the eagle putt was the second best shot. 

I also hit a drive 255 based on GPS and then hit another 4H about 220 over the green on the other par 5. We won't discuss the rest of the hole.

IMG_20210406_162717714.thumb.jpg.52b8b7d807a16cea2bd8cbe46a010fa0.jpg

2 out of 3 ain't bad.  And from the look of that flagpole you had a little wind...

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

It's only Tuesday but I'm pretty sure I won't be topping what happened today anytime soon at the home course.

Hole #2 is a par 5. Great drive to left side of the fairway, 5i approach shot clipped some leaves on the two giant oak tree's so I came up a little short. 12-15 yard chip in for Eagle.

Hole #3 is a par 4. It's just a straight hole. Another great drive followed by a chunky PW. Holed out for birdie from about 35-40 yards out. This one was probably my favorite of the day because the pin was in the back and it's a narrow green with some right to left slope in it.

Hole #9 is a par 5. Another good drive followed by a thinned 5w that ran up really well anyway. Holed out for Eagle from about 65-70 yards.

Undecided on what I should do with the ball. My friends say ONLY play that ball until I lose it. 

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

  • Moderator

Pulled my drive on 12 into the trees on the left. Ball sat about a foot to the left and behind a tree with a small window to punch out to the right of another tree about 10 yards ahead. Hole doglegs left so I needed to draw the shot to get it near the green.

Described exactly what I wanted to do to a playing partner while we waited for the green to clear and hit a low drawing 6i perfectly through the opening that rolled just to the right of the hole and ended up in the fringe, 15’ from the pin.

The hole was cut at the bottom of a mound that I was on top of, so I had a downhill right to left putt with about a 5’ break. Drained it for birdie and did a fist pump.

I’ll give the shot of the week to the punch out, but both shots qualified. It was just a great result from a bad tee shot.

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

Very first hole of the day. Sharp dogleg left so I hit hybrid off the tee which gave me 187 left to the hole which was cut middle right of the green with a big ridge that goes lengthwise down the middle of the green. 

Grab a 6 iron, aim left side of the green playing for my normal slight fade, absolutely flush it, watching as it fades back to the middle of the green, lands right on the slope which kicked it straight right, rolls for a couple feet then it drops into the hole for an eagle!!

By far the furthest I've ever holed out from and was awesome that I actually got to see it rolling then completely disappear into the hole!

image.png

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

Today I was playing with 3 guys from New Jersey.  Git outa here! Anyway the 16th hole on #8 plays about 340, wetlands carry, bunkers left and right side of the fairway. Hit the 3 wood and found the right bunker. Shot the pin at 138. The green slopes from the high right side and everything runs downhill left. Pin was back. Had to clear the lip of the bunker, decided to hit the 9 iron. Take my swing and it hits the bunker edge and the ball is coming right back at me. Now this will sound strange but as it happened it felt like everything was in slow motion. I side stepped the ball and watched it fly by and it landed 5 yards further back in the trap.  Well, the front lip is no longer in play so I struck it again. Ball was going where I wanted it to right of the flag and it released past the pin to the edge of the green. Now I have a 12 footer back up to the pin with about 3 feet of break......and down it goes!  A head shaker of a par.

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 "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Borked?😀 That’s a new one for me. I have Classic, but have not had to do a upload from my Mac. The rounds upload through the app. Maybe I’m missing something?
    • I have a 21 def 3 iron. Hah.
    • But high end clubs should have better push carts no? The few I’ve played at had Clic Gear, although a slightly stripped down version.
    • But recently has been seen wearing a smashing hairdo, for which he is now on my team.. and yours too no?..😜
    • I needed trifocals for work, but never could get used to them. So I had special bifocals  made for computer work that had mid vision lenses on top and reading on the bottom.  I only wear single vision glasses play golf though and the ball is in focus at set up. I recommend you do the following: At set up, have someone measure the distance from your eyes to the ball. Do it for putter through driver to get a range. Then give this info to your optometrist. What they can do is create a bifocal for address and distance that will fit this purpose. I did this for the special work glasses by measuring the distance to the screen I was working on. I took them off when walking around and put on my regular bifocals.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. butchammon
      butchammon
      (60 years old)
    2. Joe P
      Joe P
      (71 years old)
    3. Lookylookitzadam
      Lookylookitzadam
      (35 years old)
    4. Muzza
      Muzza
      (36 years old)
    5. ocduffer86
      ocduffer86
      (51 years old)

×
×
  • 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...