Jump to content
iacas

Flop Shot Catch Challenge

138 posts / 20318 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Based on discussion in a previous topic… I'm happy to introduce the official Flop Shot Catch Challenge topic!

I've created an award (you can see at the top of the Site Awards) and will grant it to anyone who films themselves hitting a flop shot above head height and catching the ball before it hits the ground while still holding onto your wedge, then posts that video here in this thread as an embedded YouTube or Vimeo video for all to enjoy.

Hopefully the rules can stay that simple. Please be careful, though, as we do not want anyone injuring themselves trying to do this. Attempt this on flat ground and do not throw your wedge.

I'll try to film myself doing it later this afternoon.

Share this post


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

I tried this last night and failed miserably using the 60° lob wedge. Nothing close enough for me to even setup my camera.

The upside is that I got some valuable practice time in on the short game.

Share this post


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

Do it off concrete on the edge of a cliff, and then you'll get rep points from me...

 

Hehe, JK, this is funny.

Share this post


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

Game on.  Tall grass for me.  Uphill lie to start, then working to off the flat if possible before video submitted.

Share this post


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

21 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

Game on.  Tall grass for me.  Uphill lie to start, then working to off the flat if possible before video submitted.

What, the kiddy challenge?!

Man up.  Hanging lie off hardpan! :-D 

Share this post


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

7 minutes ago, David in FL said:

What, the kiddy challenge?!

Man up.  Hanging lie off hardpan! :-D 

DEAL!! downhill lie, hitting a quarter, off of a gymfloor, with a hockey stick.

you first

Share this post


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

1 hour ago, rehmwa said:

DEAL!! downhill lie, hitting a quarter, off of a gymfloor, with a hockey stick.

you first

I would, but my natural modesty dictates that I let others go first and take the credit...

:whistle:

Share this post


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

Hope this counts. I've been sick and couldn't make it to the course..so we did it in my front yard. I tried to keep it short so I didn't have to run far...haha

 

 

Share this post


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

At the chipping area today before a round, I tried several shots to see if I could get them to pop up nice and high. Well apparently I'm not opening the face enough, because I wasn't able to get anything that would've let me get under for a catch!

Share this post


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

I tried this on the range today from a fluffy lie and can hit it high enough but it's still about 20 yards out.   I don't have but a 56º sand wedge.   What club is being used?  Is it probable with a 56º wedge?

Share this post


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

On 4/27/2017 at 2:10 PM, cipher said:

@nevets88 if I destroy my wrist again trying this it is all your fault!  :-P;-)

@cipher Here I go to look for a no fault flop shot challenge insurance policy, it should be somewhere near the hole in one policies, no? ;-)

Share this post


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
  • TST Affiliates

    SuperSpeed
    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo
  • Posts

    • Pretty large buck just chilling by the tee box...
    • 9/27/2020 - Pebble Beach Golf Links View this round on GAME GOLF Bucket-list stuff here.  I mean...this pic says it all: Some highlights: 1st Hole The tee shot is nerve-racking!  Lots of folks milling around watching...and it's awkward because you can't hit driver.  I NAILED it...smooth 3-hybrid, 226 yards, into the first cut on the right.  :)  Got a few "nice shots" from onlookers.  I hit into a deadly steep bunker but got it out and saved the bogey.  Whew.   4th Hole The first hole where you're right up next to the ocean.  It's seriously hard to concentrate.  I crushed my drive, right down the middle...my pitch shot was a little chunky but my lag from the fringe was within 5' and I sank the par putt. \   7th Hole Pictures don't do this one justice.  Standing on the tee...the temperature must have dropped 10 degrees just from the cool breeze...and it feels like you're on the edge of the world.  According to our caddie, we had a very odd breeze (towards the ocean) so it was playing like a 75 (!) yard shot.   I pulled my wedge a little, and hit it long...but managed to get up-and-down for one of the most memorable pars I'll ever make.   8th Hole This was my favorite hole on the course.  I mean...seriously...this was the view of my approach shot: I hit a perfect iron off the tee...but I got scared of the water on my approach and pulled it way left.  Hit a GREAT pitch shot from way above the hole and two-putted for bogey.   18th Hole After a 45 on the front nine, I sorta fell back to earth.  Played really badly on the "inland" holes.  My drive on 18 made up for it: I hit my best drive of the day.  271 yards, with a little draw, and almost carried the tree on the fly (from the white tees, but who's counting).   Even a topped 4-wood couldn't ruin it (I had to go for the green!)..and I sunk a 10-footer to end the round with a bogey.    
    • Yes it will help. Without being able to fully shift left and straighten the leg, it's going to be tough.
    • 9/26/20 - Spyglass Hill    View this round on GAME GOLF Spyglass is every bit as good as it's cracked up to be.  We teed off at 11am, and the marine layer still hadn't burned off, so the first few holes were surreal. The first tee shot is semi-blind (especially into the fog): I hit a great tee shot, and converted it into a par after CRUSHING a hybrid from the right rough and sinking a 7-footer.   The 4th hole was probably my favorite on the course. I was happy to save a bogey after pulling my approach to the left and getting lucky to even find it in the dunes. On #12, I made my second birdie in two days on a tough par-3...by drilling a 40-footer.  :)
    • 9/25/20 - Links at Spanish Bay View this round on GAME GOLF Absolutely amazing course.  This is the first hole...and it got better from there. I played OK.  I couldn't control my driver, and this course punishes you for that...so I took a lot of penalty strokes. Highlight of the round was a birdie on #13.  Tricky short par-3, with a tough pin.  Knocked it to 5', and sank the putt.  
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. John Boudreau
      John Boudreau
      (53 years old)
    2. mahariji_slice
      mahariji_slice
      (39 years old)
    3. MikeyT
      MikeyT
      (71 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...