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Best shot you have ever hit?

Idris789Idris789 Advanced Members Posts: 130
Fellow Wrxers I want to hear stories about the best shot you have ever hit (I apologize if this thread already exsists)

So tell me about your most pure shot you've ever hit in a tourney, a casual round etc.



The best shot I've ever hit is probably my first eagle.

It was at my home course Hole #6 is a Par 4 about 380 or so from the back tees I had 155 to the middle of the green pulled a 8 iron and pured it with a perfect fade right at the flag and it went in for my first eagle.

It made it even more special that I was playing with my dad and he got to see the best shot I have ever hit.
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  • Daddy_DanglezDaddy_Danglez Golf ball uh... Whacker guy. Advanced Members Posts: 356
    I'll bite,



    2 man scramble tourney with my brother In law, big 523yd par 5. Great drive on the left side of the fairway, the group we were playing with was a shot ahead of us and they were in trouble for their second shot. 15th hole, left us about 235 yds to the green with a front pin location. My partner hits hybrid but missed green right, (other group had to pitch out into the fairway) so we had a good chance at picking up a shot on them, I grab a 4iron and start my routine, my brother in law goes.. What are you hitting? I said 4i, he says "we're 235 out" I said I know. He kinda looked at me like "you're retarted.." So I line it up and just flush a full swing 9. Baby fade going right at the pin! It lands about 7fy short of the pin and ends up about 10ft to the righ, pin high. Partner made the eagle putt. Huge momentum shift. 1st place followed that shot.
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  • KYMARKYMAR Advanced Members Posts: 13,257
    Well, at least we've dispensed with the pesky "humble" part of humble brag post of the day.



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  • Idris789Idris789 Advanced Members Posts: 130


    I'll bite,



    2 man scramble tourney with my brother In law, big 523yd par 5. Great drive on the left side of the fairway, the group we were playing with was a shot ahead of us and they were in trouble for their second shot. 15th hole, left us about 235 yds to the green with a front pin location. My partner hits hybrid but missed green right, (other group had to pitch out into the fairway) so we had a good chance at picking up a shot on them, I grab a 4iron and start my routine, my brother in law goes.. What are you hitting? I said 4i, he says "we're 235 out" I said I know. He kinda looked at me like "you're retarted.." So I line it up and just flush a full swing 9. Baby fade going right at the pin! It lands about 7fy short of the pin and ends up about 10ft to the righ, pin high. Partner made the eagle putt. Huge momentum shift. 1st place followed that shot.
    235 4 iron, pretty impressive. Especially in a tourney like setting.
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  • bk52bk52 Advanced Members Posts: 1,190 ✭✭
    edited November 2014
    My father and I had played in his club's Member-Guest for several years without much success. The format was that each two person team played a handicapped best ball against another team in a series of 5 nine hole matches. My father played well beyond his normal game and we won the first 4 matches. Our 5th and final match was against the previous year's Member-Guest winners. It was a battle and we got to the last hole all square, once again thanks to my father. I hit a decent drive and had a 4-iron (back when I still carried one!) from a hanging lie. My father put his approach into the water hazard so everything pretty much rode on me. Picked that 4 iron clean, over the hazard and on to the well bunkered green. Two putts and we were champions. I am not sure whether it was that 4-iron or the 2 1/2 foot sliding 2nd putt for par that was the better shot. I was choking up fur balls that entire last hole.
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff The GOAT Advanced Members Posts: 27,961 ✭✭
    hit the flag for a gimme birdie on a 160yd par 3, in an interclub match, with the match all square, with us as the last 2 players on the course and our teams tied for the overall points lead.
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  • SurfDufferSurfDuffer Advanced Members Posts: 3,000
    My best shots are usually recovery shots after hitting a terrible shot. Like the snap hook with a 3-iron out of the trees. Or a ridiculous flop shot or wedge over the trees.



    Best other than recovery shot would be a 3-wood from 245 to 1 foot for an eagle.
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Advanced Members Posts: 6,195 ✭✭
    Second shot to par four, pond fronting green with about ten feet of fringe. 185 to front pin. Back then a 5 iron except lie a bit downhill so take a 6 iron out instead, flush it, and it lands a little short of green and runs into cup for eagle. Cool.
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  • Matt JMatt J Advanced Members Posts: 8,571 ✭✭
    Some close friends had been wanting to attend a fundraiser by a musician that includes a concert and is focused around a scramble. The problem being that none of them play golf and the hotel rooms and tickets are deeply discounted for participants in the scramble. I sign up and play with a twosome and another single that didn't have a partner. I end up being "that guy" running late for the shotgun start and barely get to the hole in time. The other fellas turn out to be decent players and fun to hang out with which was nice. We're playing a big resort course where several tour players ceremoniously hold their tour cards. We make the turn and I don't even notice the starter house until after we hit our drives. The starter jumps in his cart and races out to the fairway where we're standing trying to determine which ball to use for the scramble. It appears that I've driven mine through the fairway into the first cut surrounding a hazard we thought was out of play from the championship tees. The starter inquires rather loudly, "who's ball is THAT?" I sheepishly answer "mine" thinking I've done something wrong. He then goes on to compliment the shot saying it's the longest ball he's ever seen hit at that hole. I'm sure he was pulling my leg a little but it was a nice compliment. I'm usually an average distance hitter but pured the **** out of that drive and probably got a good bounce or two.
  • pingbling23pingbling23 Advanced Members Posts: 222
    Playing an easy par 4 at my local muni, i top my drive, top my second shot using a 3 iron, and then hole out the 3 iron from around 225, best birdie ever lol.
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Advanced Members Posts: 9,707 ✭✭
    Eighteenth hole at a muni track. Par 3 185yd. I hit my three wood. The ball was a screamn' missile straight over the green and a going north. We hear a CLINK and see the ball bounce back onto the green. Turns out there was a memorial plaque on the tree for a long time member of the course who happen to be my science teacher in middle school.
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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Advanced Members Posts: 6,195 ✭✭
    2putttom wrote:


    Eighteenth hole at a muni track. Par 3 185yd. I hit my three wood. The ball was a screamn' missile straight over the green and a going north. We hear a CLINK and see the ball bounce back onto the green. Turns out there was a memorial plaque on the tree for a long time member of the course who happen to be my science teacher in middle school.
    I take it you were his favorite student? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • BallgofarboyBallgofarboy Old man Advanced Members Posts: 1,485
    That one is hard to quantify.



    I mean three holes in one would be right up there for best ever. Then again any hole out from 140 on out would be in the running too ( I have 10 of those) several weeks back I was getting my butt kicked in a stableford match and holed out from 65 yds to win.



    Then again this last weekend, I flushed a three wood from 250 and parked the ball in the middle of the green on a par 5 in two putting for eagle, missed the eagle but got the bird, that was pretty sweet. I over cooked a hook off the 2nd hole tee and had to hit a low burning 4 iron approx 85 yds through what amounted to a 3 foot by 5 foot window. or on #11 today, hook off the tee, have to back hand the shot into the fairway, hit a gap wedge to 3 foot and save par.





    All of those fit the bill, the longer you play, the more of these you would have to choose from.
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  • GreenstealthGreenstealth Advanced Members Posts: 125 ✭✭
    25 foot downhill putt on 18 (a par four 380) for birdie and walk off matchplay win
  • jpking17jpking17 Advanced Members Posts: 128
    #11 at Tobacco Road...we were playing in a large group of 16 and were playing scats... I started being aggressive on all Par 5's and hit tee shots to the bitter edge of the doglegs. I end up hitting the tee shot just to the edge and it dropped down in the waste area...if you have ever seen this hole the elevation to the front of the green is ridiculous...so being short is not an option...I pulled my hybrid and hit it up just happy to be on top...drive around and I am 3 feet from the hole...knees knocking putt it in for Eagle and pocket $50 (Double Eagle considering we played handicaps).
  • live2golf14live2golf14 Advanced Members Posts: 172
    Last month I caught my drive a bit high on the face while teeing off a short par 4. I'm normally within 120 and was right around 200 out so I hit a 5 iron and it was a beauty; nearly sunk it for eagle leaving a 4 inch tap-in for birdie.
  • Daddy_DanglezDaddy_Danglez Golf ball uh... Whacker guy. Advanced Members Posts: 356
    Idris789 wrote:



    I'll bite,



    2 man scramble tourney with my brother In law, big 523yd par 5. Great drive on the left side of the fairway, the group we were playing with was a shot ahead of us and they were in trouble for their second shot. 15th hole, left us about 235 yds to the green with a front pin location. My partner hits hybrid but missed green right, (other group had to pitch out into the fairway) so we had a good chance at picking up a shot on them, I grab a 4iron and start my routine, my brother in law goes.. What are you hitting? I said 4i, he says "we're 235 out" I said I know. He kinda looked at me like "you're retarted.." So I line it up and just flush a full swing 9. Baby fade going right at the pin! It lands about 7fy short of the pin and ends up about 10ft to the righ, pin high. Partner made the eagle putt. Huge momentum shift. 1st place followed that shot.
    235 4 iron, pretty impressive. Especially in a tourney like setting.
    gotta love Taylormade's jacked up lofts lol
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  • NavyMustangGolfNavyMustangGolf Advanced Members Posts: 514
    edited November 2014
    Playing Adm. Baker South in San Diego, I hit driver into a short par 4 (265yds). Ball lands a foot above the cup, and the dew line tracked down the left edge of the cup to a foot below the cup. Tapped in the putt for eagle. Also has been the closest i have been to an Ace.



    Hit my best two balls when i stepped on a rake. (I couldn't resist)
    I felt really good about that shot....
    Until I hit it.
  • J-TizzleJ-Tizzle Hello Advanced Members Posts: 3,359 ✭✭
    Doing the qualifying for our state am. Never played the course before and it is a tricky little target golf course. First hole hit ball into a hazard I was told "was never in play" and made a double. Next hole is a par 5 where I was told "go as far left as you want, but you can't go right of the fairway at all". So of course I duck hook the ball about 200 yards off the tee and forced to lay up to about 110. Hit SW about 5 ft past the hole and draw it back for a 3. Then go birdie birdie on the next two holes to be -2 after 4 with a double!



    I qualified pretty easily after that and made the next stage, qualified for matchplay and ended up loosing to the eventual champion in 19-holes. I trace it all back to that SW!
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  • DevilDogDevilDog Advanced Members Posts: 1,811
    Hit a 5 iron on a 190 yard Par 3 over the top of the pin and spun it back into the hole for an ace in a tournament. That was back in 2000 when the Titleist Professional wound ball with urethane cover was the top ball. It was pre-Pro V1 era back then. The Pro V1 debuted in 2000 but it wasn't until later a lot of us played it.
  • Lord HelmetLord Helmet Advanced Members Posts: 8,571 ✭✭
    Not nearly as dramatic as some others here, but one of my favorite shots ever (actually twice) took place at Carolina National Heron #1, par4.



    I play left handed.



    Hit good drives to right side of fairway, but stand of trees jets out from the right to block my view of the green. Im 155 out. Been working on a high draw. So I set up for it, rehearse the swing, and go for it. Ball starts left of the trees, draws back to middle of green both times. Make par both times. Just a great feeling.
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  • Steff_PSteff_P Steff_P Advanced Members Posts: 499
    A 3-iron from 235 yards over water. It was my second shot into a par 5. I first held my 4-iron but switched the last second because it was cold and it was a bit in to the wind. I go for the 3-iron and it comes out perfect. A high 2-3yard draw and it is headed right at the pin. Carries about 4 yards short of the hole and just drops in the hole!! My first double eagle in my life!
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  • glkglk send it in jerome Advanced Members Posts: 3,236 ✭✭
    Playing the General in Galena, Il. 2nd Par 5 on the front, I was hitting my 4 hybrid 2nd shot. Swing. Looking for ball. Buddy beside me is rolling on the ground. I drove that thing into the ground and it actually flew back over the my head and and landed a few yards behind me. Did save bogey. Most backspin I ever put on a ball.
  • RRFirebladeRRFireblade AKA Jay. Advanced Members Posts: 4,782
    Bsst shot...



    Hmm. Well one of my favorites was cutting a fully blind corner on a par 5 last year. Something like a 550-600yrd par 5, in a scramble, and we had two in the fairway. I take a look at the GPS and I'm pretty sure the green is "right over there", about 90* left from the tee location. Only problem is the fairway is lined by two story homes. So I tee up literally perpendicular to the fairway and rip one right between two houses, with a reasonably hard cut. Long story short, we roll up the green and I'm on by about a foot. The group currently putting out was not at all as pleased with that as we were.



    I also knocked a pelican off a post from 180, through a bar door. They made a movie about that one.
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  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 15,516 ClubWRX
    edited November 2014
    First Idris, welcome to the forum!!



    It's great to have Ya and nice thread.



    Yea, odds are that it's probably seen the board before, though really, what thread/subject hasn't? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Mine was the summer 0f 1994, and my Pro Partner and I were in a sudden death playoff with another twosome for the spot in the National Pro Am BB Finals in Vegas.



    A 478yd uphill par 4, which played as a 5 from the Blues forward(As a 5, it played from 475-490 & as a 4 from the tips, 467-487yds), and we played it as a 4.



    So I had a 4i in, as I had it at 195yds, playing 205yds into an uphill elevated green, blind pin.



    My Partner, who himself has qualified for 3 PGA Championships, was standing with my caddy, and there were about 150-175 peeps still following us, with probably 20-25 people up above, around the green, including my Mother and her best friend, who ironically I was aiming at as I was aiming 5-7 yds right of a back left side pin placement on a severe two tier green. If you landed behind the green, it was virtually impossible to play it down and stop it without it rolling down the green and off the front, which Freddie and many other Pros had had happen, lol. You were then left with an uphill 15-20yd shot to a blind pin.



    I was playin the Mizzy 14s.



    So I took it high and right of the pin, straight at my Mother and her Friend.



    It started to bend back and while I could not see it land on the green, I knew when I hit it that it was a good shot. I just had no idea how good. Well, when it landed, My Mother and her friend started clapping and I took it when it stopped that it was a nice shot because they were jumping up an down, hugging one another, lol, and a few members and Friends were high-fiving.



    Short of it is that I rolled up onto the second tier and the ball stopped 5-6' below the cup.



    I ran the putt and off to Vegas we went. We got spanked, though it was a great time meeting peeps from all over the country & being my first time to Vegas....WoW!!!!



    There have been other nice shots, though that was my fave, because it was nice not depending on the Pro, lol.



    Again, welcome to the board and the best to You my Friend image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



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  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Advanced Members Posts: 3,273 ✭✭
    Last round. There were like 68 of them.
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  • Pete O'TubePete O'Tube Advanced Members Posts: 317 ✭✭
    edited December 2014
    Mid 1980's playing in the Royal Navy Championships at Blackmoor GC. I was doing alright as I reached the 8th, which is a par 5 dogleg right with huge Beech trees overhanging most of the right half of the fairway. Hit an awful low cut under the trees. I have about 230 yards to the green and have to move the ball 50 yards right without letting it rise more than 10 feet in the air. In desperation I try to hit a 1 iron off the back foot. The ball goes off like a banana shaped rocket and rolls the last 100 yards to 3 feet for an eagle! I finish with a 71 which gets me into the top 10 after 2 rounds.



    Next day, same tee shot, same spot under the trees - out comes the 1 iron. I shank the ball straight out of bounds Finished waaay down the field.



    Close second - 4 iron off the beach at Nairn for a birdie. Wrecked my 4 iron doing it as the ball stopped short of the sea sitting against a small pebble.



    Third - Hole in one at my home course. 152 yard par 3 uphill with a strong R to L crosswind and the flag on the right. Hit a cut 5 iron which held up beautifully in to the wind. Landed 2 feet short and dropped in. Our fourball that day had a 1, 2 2's and a 3 on that hole!
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  • HackerVanceHackerVance Advanced Members Posts: 1,051
    50 yards from the green. Tall trees and a trap between me and the green. I hit it over the trees and trap with my L wedge onto the green and it rolled into the hole.
  • lchanglchang Advanced Members Posts: 534 ✭✭
    What made this good shot my best was my "preamble":



    I've got 190 into a stiff wind. I have to go under tree branches that are directly in front of me and left of the tree trunk. I'm not good enough to negotiate this situation. It's just me and a buddy on an empty course. So I take the time to tell him in a silly, dramatic voice that I'm going to punch my 4-iron under these branches and left of the trunk. I announce that the ball will need to fade around and hit short of the green, bounce right and run onto the green at the pin. "And then monkeys will fly out of my butt! Because this is never going to work!" We are just chuckling at the absurdity of it all.



    We laugh. I hit that exact shot. We are both stunned. I'm still waiting for the monkeys...
  • Idris789Idris789 Advanced Members Posts: 130

    Idris789 wrote:



    I'll bite,



    2 man scramble tourney with my brother In law, big 523yd par 5. Great drive on the left side of the fairway, the group we were playing with was a shot ahead of us and they were in trouble for their second shot. 15th hole, left us about 235 yds to the green with a front pin location. My partner hits hybrid but missed green right, (other group had to pitch out into the fairway) so we had a good chance at picking up a shot on them, I grab a 4iron and start my routine, my brother in law goes.. What are you hitting? I said 4i, he says "we're 235 out" I said I know. He kinda looked at me like "you're retarted.." So I line it up and just flush a full swing 9. Baby fade going right at the pin! It lands about 7fy short of the pin and ends up about 10ft to the righ, pin high. Partner made the eagle putt. Huge momentum shift. 1st place followed that shot.
    235 4 iron, pretty impressive. Especially in a tourney like setting.
    gotta love Taylormade's jacked up lofts lol
    Haha this is true haha
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  • Idris789Idris789 Advanced Members Posts: 130
    Just wanted to say to everyone thanks for all the replies it has been nice reading everyone reliving moments they are proud of.
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  • trbgolfertrbgolfer Advanced Members Posts: 259
    I have 3 that were especially memorable for me - 2 were 18 years or so ago and the 3rd was last month.



    1. About 18 years or so ago I carried MP 14 1-PW and I was paired with 3 older guys. I was playing in FL and the guys were harassing me the whole time about carrying a 1 iron. I heard "not even God can hit a 1 iron..." more times than I can count. Anyway, we come to a par 5 and I have about 225 to a peninsular green. I hit a really nice draw to about 8 feet - maybe the best shot I ever hit with that club lol. I never said a word I just lifted up the club so the guys could read the the bottom of the club. They did not speak to me the rest of the round.



    2. I was playing at Trosper Park in OKC with my father-in-law and a friend of his and the friend's 16 year old son. This kid was so disrespectful to my father-in-law the entire round and his father said nothing. We came to 18, a par 5, and we need birdie to win. I had 230 or so for my second and the green is elevated about 20ft off the fairway. Short of the green is a ditch with a creek and if you get over the ditch you still have to hit the green because the bank is covered in thick grass - no chance. I was going to lay up but my father-in-law said "you got this - show that kid how it's done." I was playing the OG Burner Bubble Tour Spoon - super small head but I really loved that club. I remember thinking to keep my hands low and make solid contact it would be good. It was perfect - high draw that stopped about 4ft from its pitch mark. 2 putt birdie - Sweet. My father-in-law was so proud - he said "I bet Tiger couldn't hit that shot." Pretty cool - he still talks about that shot.



    3. I was playing Trosper last month with my son and a few of his friends - me against them. My second on the 3rd hole - #2 handicap - I have 172 to the hole back left - I'm in the light rough on the right side. I hit a beautiful knockdown 6 iron draw into the hole. Pretty sweet.



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  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,609 ClubWRX
    Uphill 140 yard second shot at Indian Hills Country Club in Riverside, California. I had just eagled the par-4 7th with a 30 yard pitch in. The next hole was a temporary hole, but it was to the old 9th green, which was uphill and very difficult. I drove it down the middle and had 150 uphill to a front pin and it was into a decent wind. Holed out a an 8-iron for my second par-4 eagle in a row. In a skins game. Woohoo!!
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  • HoosierHacker89HoosierHacker89 Advanced Members Posts: 2,637 ✭✭
    My ace has to be it. 145 9i. Hits green rolls like 4 feet just drops. Awesome
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  • AutomaticTwoDownAutomaticTwoDown Two down after two, time to get to work Advanced Members Posts: 431 ✭✭
    Best shot ever? Driving range at the local muni. Just finished walking the line and decided to hit a few balls to show the boys what's up, so I headed down to the end of the range. Set down my staff bag and pulled out the 6. First shot out of the gate, nice turn, smooth tempo, great contact, 146 carry, two bounces, check, nestled right next to the 150 sign. Turned to my left and noticed all eyes were on me. No chance I'd be picking up a $$ game that day, that's for sure.



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  • stangoodmanstangoodman Members Posts: 7
    Our first hole at Highland Woods in Bonita Springs, FL is about 330 yards, straight fairway with rough on either side, and a 60-80 yard carry over a pond in front of the green. On a Mens' Day tournament some 15 years ago, my drive sliced gracefully about 10 yards deep into the right rough, about 120 yards from the pin. Fortunately, I found the ball in some dead grass, and was able to get a pitching wedge on it to within a couple of feet from the flag, from where it just continued to roll right into the cup. An eagle, and I was never on the fairway! I've since had a number of other eagles, but this was my most memorable.
  • DickieThonDickieThon Advanced Members Posts: 1,100
    Playing a scramble at Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia, and I drove the green on the 275ish par 4 third hole (teammate made the eagle putt that was around 15 feet). The 275 isn't mind blowing, but it's all carry because of a creek in front and the green is actually pretty small.



    Worst part was we didn't even get a skin for it because some other team claimed to also make eagle.
  • TheGeekGolferTheGeekGolfer Just beat the Huskies! Go Cougs! Advanced Members Posts: 1,438 ✭✭
    Drove the green (270 yd carry) on a dogleg right, short par 4 in a scramble. Blind shot over 50 ft tall pine trees and a pond. We made the eagle on the 16th hole and won the tournament. $100 Golfsmith gift card, each, yay!
  • CamelgolfCamelgolf Members Posts: 73
    jpking17 wrote:


    #11 at Tobacco Road...we were playing in a large group of 16 and were playing scats... I started being aggressive on all Par 5's and hit tee shots to the bitter edge of the doglegs. I end up hitting the tee shot just to the edge and it dropped down in the waste area...if you have ever seen this hole the elevation to the front of the green is ridiculous...so being short is not an option...I pulled my hybrid and hit it up just happy to be on top...drive around and I am 3 feet from the hole...knees knocking putt it in for Eagle and pocket $50 (Double Eagle considering we played handicaps).
    That's quite the shot. Its a serious drop off from the fairway to the bottom!
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  • CamelgolfCamelgolf Members Posts: 73
    17th hole at sunnehanna cc and was playing with a friend and his son. Blocked my tee shot and was in front of the bunker on a down slope. Had 187 left, pull 8 iron. (downhill to the green, downhill lie, flyer lie) It was late in the evening and I couldn't see where it ended up. The whole way up to the green the guy is telling me it went in and I'm just like "yeah yeah, whatever you say" Walk up to the green and see it in the hole. Who knew a 40 year olds eyes were better than a 20 year olds!
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  • Thug HunterThug Hunter Advanced Members Posts: 2,615
    I've been playing golf for 30+ years now so it's difficult to pick one. Most current would be a par 4 eagle. Not a driveable par 4, I mean hole out from the fairway with 8 iron par 4. A couple par 5 in two approach shots to make relatively easy eagles come to mind too. I've never had a hole in one though, so there's always room to improve my story.
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  • HathstauwkHathstauwk Advanced Members Posts: 984
    edited November 2014
    Well as a previous post said, when you have been playing for so many years (33 and counting), you have many, many shots and forget so many good ones. I probably forget what would be my best but here are a couple memorable ones for obvious reasons:



    1. Easy to pick number one. Ace. Mylora Golf Course in Richmond BC Canada. During a company tournament, 152 yard par 3, 8 iron lands, rolls over a ridge (so I never saw it go in) and into the hole. Was also the "Coca Cola Hole in One Hole" for which anyone getting a hole in one received a gold plated putter......Coca cola never delivered on their part of the deal. Another guy in our tourney also aced the same hole (not in my group). He also never received the putter. I still have the photo of the two of us with our clubs by the sign for the hole.



    2. Lowest round on a full size course from the back tees. Shoreline GC in Mountain View, CA. 1-under par standing on 18 tee. Wind blowing left to right, driving range OB left, slopes away to OB right, bunkers on either side of fairway near landing area. Never been 1 under before. Top-hook a tee shot almost into the range on left. Have to hit under a branch over another small tree, rising ball flight with a cross wind to hold a green like concrete. Yeah, I got that shot......shank!!! Almost OB right. Just beside a tree, about 80 yards out. Pop a nice SW to about 7 feet above the hole and remember the putt from a tourney a few weeks earlier. Hole it. Final score, a 1-under 71. I now monogram my personalized foot joys with a 71 on the left shoe. (Was an 8 handicap at the time)



    3. Same course (Shoreline GC). 2002 Medal Play Championship, 3rd flight as a 10 handicap. 72 holes. Final round, one shot in the lead over the guy in my group with 4 holes to play (we are the final group due to being 3rd round leaders). I know 3 of these last holes are pretty brutal, especially under the circumstances. I was nervous as all heck because I have never won a big tourney like this and it means a ton to me. His second shot on 15 goes into front bunker which is not the easiest bunker, while I am in position A in the fairway. Right then and there, I said "that's it, he's done - I am going to bury him now" and I had a ton of confidence and hit a great shot to the green and rode the confidence to the win. It is the only trophy I have on display.
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  • ATAlxndrATAlxndr RHL Advanced Members Posts: 1,013
    Long par 4. Hit my tee shot into a middle fairway bunker and the ball plugged on the upslope. Managed to hole the shot from 110 yards with my gap wedge.
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  • Tallen01Tallen01 Advanced Members Posts: 507
    Has to be my slam sunk hole in one. Demo'ing a new set of Titleist 990s. Hated everything I hit with them until 17. We get to 17, and it is a 135 yard par three, over water, with a slight hump on the green. I take a swing, it never leaves the flag, and we just hear a "tink" from the flag. From my view, I think it hit flag on the fly and went past the green (ball is nowhere to be seen on the green); my partner says it went in. I doubted him, until the guys who had just left the green started screaming too. My first and only hole-in-one.
  • DrudershDrudersh ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 2,888 ClubWRX
    Best Shot Under the Circumstance: 12th hole of US Mid Am qualifier, going along nicely and get to the par 4 12th hole. Shortish par 4 and hit 3 wood off the tee, but tug it left and hit a tree branch, luckily it comes straight down. 171 left and line to the pin and the green are blocked by trees on the left, but I've got a ball above the feet lie so I figure I can hook it and try to get it in the right rough where there is no danger and get up and down from there. Tell my caddy that's what my plan is. Pull a 7 iron and just absolutely flush it, first thing I say is "Oh that's going to be really good". Ends up being a perfect high 25 yard hook that just hugged the tree line the whole way, came down softly and stops 6 inches right below the cup. End up making the cut.



    Best pure shot: Playing The Irish Course at Whistling Straights with my boss and a supplier. We get to #14 which is a risk/reward par 5 on most days, but there is a 25 mph headwind gusting to 40 this day. Hit a very good tee shot and leave myself 210 in for the second, wind now quartering into us from the right. Go for the 5 wood, but caddy who knows the course talks me into the 4 wood, tells me it's going to play 240. Pin is tucked 12 paces onto the green back right. I absolutely rip the 4 wood, low bullet that starts 20+ yards right of the green and just rides the wind perfectly, drops just over the bunker to 6 feet, make the eagle putt. Would'be been 20 yards short with a 5 wood, good caddy work on that one. Boss' words "That was the coolest shot I have ever seen", the group on 15 tee which overlooks 14 green all started clapping.
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  • smiley9929smiley9929 Bless Your Heart! Advanced Members Posts: 1,029
    I was in 10th grade (in 1984) and at it was my first varsity golf match.



    On the first hole I popped a driver way up in the air to leave me about 220 into the green, at which point I could see my opponent grinning and chalking up a W for the day.



    I then blistered a 2-iron to about 3 feet and made the birdie putt. And then went on to win the match.



    Have I hit 'better shots' in the 30 years since then, probably, but none more memorable.
  • Idris789Idris789 Advanced Members Posts: 130
    smiley9929 wrote:


    I was in 10th grade (in 1984) and at it was my first varsity golf match.



    On the first hole I popped a driver way up in the air to leave me about 220 into the green, at which point I could see my opponent grinning and chalking up a W for the day.



    I then blistered a 2-iron to about 3 feet and made the birdie putt. And then went on to win the match.



    Have I hit 'better shots' in the 30 years since then, probably, but none more memorable.
    We have a very similar story I was in 10th grade last year playing my first varsity match I skied a driver as well. I hit my hybrid on the next shot to 6 feet or so and made a tricky downhill putt haha. I would say I probably had it easier, hitting a hybrid instead of a 2 iron.
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    The best shot I ever hit is going to be the next one....
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  • MitchellMitchell Advanced Members Posts: 5,421 ✭✭
    edited November 2014
    Playing in a pretty significant money match a few years ago, all square going into 17th hole. My opponent hits a great wedge shot to about 6' directly below the pin leaving an uphill, relatively straight putt. I pull my wedge long and left, leaving a short-sided pitch out of deep rough over a pot bunker. My opponent then marks his ball and starts circling from behind hole towards my line, employing a bit of gamesmanship. I advised him calmly, "Stop walking forward, I need to land shot right where you are about to step." My opponent then smirked, walked away from line, towards his mark and towards front of green. He turned back just in time to see me land full- swing lob on precise spot stated, and hole shot for birdie. He pushed putt and I won match one up after tying 18th.
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  • TheGeekGolferTheGeekGolfer Just beat the Huskies! Go Cougs! Advanced Members Posts: 1,438 ✭✭
    Played Palouse Ridge this summer, beautiful morning. Played decent on the front 9, but being the first time playing the course, didn't score as well for how I was striking it. The back 9 was better as I figured out how to play the sloping fairways.



    Got to the 475yd par 5 17th. Blind tee shot, took my best guess at the line and cut the dogleg. Wasn't sure, but I ended up hitting it perfect. Got to my ball and snapped this picture.



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    I had about 175 yds left for my 2nd, pin in front, a little breeze behind me. Hit a 6 iron, aiming to the left to try and bounce it down onto the green. Pushed it a bit instead, and was yelling at it to 'go' as it was going right at the pin and needed to carry the water. Ended up here...



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    Made the putt for an eagle and parred the next hole to shoot even on the back nine. The fun part, was that I took the pics before hitting the shots and still pulled them off. :-)



    Pro tip, if you play Palouse Ridge... use the slope of the terrain to run the ball onto the fairways and greens, the ball will run more than you think. Example, aim left on the first tee, hit up on the hill and it will bounce down into the fairway.
  • StrömsborgStrömsborg Advanced Members Posts: 516
    edited November 2014
    Hit one of my best shots on this hole, #11 on Kungsängen GC north of Stockholm, Sweden. The European tour made a few stops here in the 90's playing the Scandinavian Masters. Winners were Jesper Parnevik, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell and Mark Hensby,



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    I hit a decent 3-wood to center of fairway and then struck an absolutely PERFECT 6-iron from 170 yards to a couple of inches from the hole. Impact, height, flight, roll-out, everything about the stroke was one hundred percent perfection. I have very vivid memories from the thwack of the impact echoing between the pine trunks. The hole feels like a cathedral, it was the perfect setting.
    Hey chopper, what are you hitting there?

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