Coolest moment on a golf course?

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  • chippa13chippa13 Members Posts: 2,248 ✭✭
    It was great right up until the part about the guys on the practice green. At that point it becomes pompous.
  • ShankedShotsShankedShots Members Posts: 40
    I played in the USGA 4 Ball Championship back in 2016 and birdied 5 holes in a row during the stroke play portion of the tournament.



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  • Ray5592Ray5592 Members Posts: 115 ✭✭
    First birdie and eagle
  • BobbyLiteBobbyLite Robert M DallasMembers Posts: 137 ✭✭
    Honestly forgot I had posted this topic. Just read through all of those who contributed. So really cool stuff everyone has experienced! We don't have any children yet but when that time comes, i'm looking forward to those memories shared with them!
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  • FourTopsFourTops Banned Posts: 1,676 ✭✭
    edited Nov 23, 2018 #96
    I got out of my cart on a course in the hills of SoCal and started practice swinging. Then I looked over at my buddies thinking they're going to hit....and all they're doing is pointing in my direction. I'm like "WTF". But then they EMPHATICALLY pointed and I turned around and there were two Mountain Lions about 30 yards away...and for those cats that distance takes about 4 seconds. i BRIEFLY looked their way and SLOWLY got into my cart and beelined it well away. Then one of the cats ventured over and picked up my ball....then spit it out.



    THE MOST unplayable ball EVER...except for Gators in Florida! Not sure if it's the coolest thing ever, or most life-death thing ever on a course.
  • Zz24hoursZz24hours Posts: 115 ✭✭
    Holing a long birdie-put on 13 in our last mens league tournament of the year, to take that years prize in the eclectic ("superscore") tournament. Nr. 2 on the list had taken it from me on hole 3, so taking it back was great image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> He didn't appreciate it as much as I did image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    The one ace I have, was also pretty cool
  • dropkickeddropkicked Members Posts: 476 ✭✭
    Watching my mother @ age 60, who had only been playing a few months up to this point. Dunk one from the whites 136 yard par 3.
  • silver504silver504 Posts: 92 ✭✭
    I saw a buddy of mine hit a power line on a drive and the ball exploded. Pretty cool
  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members Posts: 340 ✭✭
    The Sunol Valley Golf Course was closing and as it had been my high school home course, my best friend and I played the last 9-hole round on the palm course. Darkness was falling as we finished 9, and decided to play 17 and 18, our favorite back-9 holes one last time. We get to the 18th tee and a threesome is there, they wave to us to come over. We do.

    There’s a plaque on the ground there in someone’s memory. The threesome is deaf, so communication is difficult, but one of the guys pulls out his phone and shows us a picture of them with a fourth guy. He points at the guy and then points at the plaque. Chills. We take their picture with the plaque and let them play out 18. We finished up behind them.



    I don’t know if the plaque is still there in the wasteland that used to be a golf course; I like to think that they came back and dug it out.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred Sponsors Posts: 3,967 ✭✭
    For me it was watching my 8 year old son make a hole in one on the 5th hole at Machrahanish Dunes in Scotland this past summer.
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  • KLeCKLeC KLeC Posts: 412
    Began playing this game in 2000. It took 15 years before i finally got an ACE. Then, in 2016, two more ACES 18 days apart.
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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members Posts: 6,341 ✭✭
    Playing golf with my 12 year old the first time. I now understand what my grandfather felt when he first played with me.
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  • tanker44tanker44 Mid-AtlanticPosts: 242 ClubWRX
    Have had about 2-3 extremely close calls with lightning. I've been within a strike and felt it shoot up my body and then nearly **** my pants. Not getting killed by lightning has been the coolest.



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    Watched my dad tee off on #1 and make a hole on 1 on the 9th green. Demanded his name be put on a plaque for an ace on 9. #9 is a 420 par 4 with a 90° dogleg left with internal OB. Needless to say it’s never been aced. He did not get his name on the plaque but still had to buy beers 😂😂😂
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  • catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 151 ✭✭
    edited Dec 17, 2018 #107
    I was playing in a four man scramble with some family friends and my brother, and my dad was tagging along just to watch. He loved to play, but hip pain kept him from finishing and fully enjoying a round.



    On one of the last holes, we had all hit our drives on a long par 4 and he got out of the cart and walked up the tee. Grabbed my brothers driver, pulled a ball and a tee out of his pocket, and PIPED one down the middle without saying a word. Mind you he hasn’t swung a club all day... Once it lands, he turns around hands my brother his club, makes a smart alike comment about never judging a book by its cover, and gets back in the cart. He’s now passed away, but it’s easily one of my more memorable moments on a course.
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  • catcher20catcher20 San AntonioMembers Posts: 151 ✭✭


    The Sunol Valley Golf Course was closing and as it had been my high school home course, my best friend and I played the last 9-hole round on the palm course. Darkness was falling as we finished 9, and decided to play 17 and 18, our favorite back-9 holes one last time. We get to the 18th tee and a threesome is there, they wave to us to come over. We do.

    There’s a plaque on the ground there in someone’s memory. The threesome is deaf, so communication is difficult, but one of the guys pulls out his phone and shows us a picture of them with a fourth guy. He points at the guy and then points at the plaque. Chills. We take their picture with the plaque and let them play out 18. We finished up behind them.



    I don’t know if the plaque is still there in the wasteland that used to be a golf course; I like to think that they came back and dug it out.




    That is pretty awesome.... chills
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  • tommgtommg Posts: 131 ✭✭
    BIL and I playing at Harbour Town (not the tournament course) standing on a tee box taking photos of a pretty little fawn having a drink from a pond. Sploosh! A large gator takes the thing and heads across the pond directly at us, it’s lair was at the base of the tee box. The coolest moment with photos to prove it.

  • JClarkGolfJClarkGolf Members Posts: 68
    For me, it was a college golf meet. I played horrific on the front 9 (+7, 43) and my mom happened to be following me that meet. I see her as I'm walking to the 10th hole and she says some words of encouragement to me. I proceed to have 3 chip ins, an eagle, and drain a 50 footer to shoot 31 on the back and win the entire meet. It was awesome. I chipped in on the last hole and my mom went nuts.
  • mds5062mds5062 Members Posts: 78
    My dad passed away two years ago and was who got me into golf. He had never seen a hole in 1 and the last round he ever played my buddy got one. Was already a special round going into it for me and that made it better. Get to have that memory with my buddy and myself every time we are on that hole. Dad also holed out a chip from behind the green two holes earlier which was cool, like 40-50ft.
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    this time of year
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    My 3rd HIO, but the only one that was witnessed. Start out solo, playing holes 1-4, see my buddy, also flying solo finish up 4 and he waits for me on the tee on 5, a par 3, two tiered long and narrow green, pin is on the front tier just left of center, I ask my buddy the yardage (he has a laser, I don't as I use a gps), he says 124. I pull GW, put the tee in the ground, then the ball. Two practice swings and pull the trigger. It's going right at it, gently leaning right to left, pitches a foot short, hops just past the pin narrowly missing the flag on the right, spins back, and disappears. We look at each other in disbelief and high 5!
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    I love this thread. It should be bronzed.
  • rxk9fanrxk9fan Posts: 728 ✭✭
    Shaking my best friends hand on the No.1 tee box at Pebble Beach last July!

    He had long proclaimed this as a bucket list item for him.



    This shake further cemented a friendship that began as young boys 50 years earlier. What I thought would be a very expensive round of golf instead became a priceless memory that began with that simple hand shake and will last as long as we are both on this earth. I have hit a few pretty decent shots through the years, put up a few decent rounds in competition, but none of it comes close to that hand shake!
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    On vacation in Thailand and was playing Thai CC and got grouped with some guys. CEO of Accor hotels Asia, Accor hotel country manager, country manager of Starbucks adn then..... me).



    He asked if I wanted to play in their skins game. I said sure as I had never played the course at that point and was a 14 handicap at the time I think. Long story short I am down like 60-80 dollars to each guy at the 18th tee and they allow everyone who is down to press for double or nothing. I think hmmmm I'm down $200 bucks and have to use the ATM anyway to pay them, so why not chance it. It is a short part 4 maybe 365, slight dogleg right with water left and long. I tee off with 5 wood just short of the bunker on the left in the rough. I take out a 9 iron as I have about 145 to the hole and end up just off the green in the right rough. I chip to about 10 feet past......



    Ok .... if you are still reading you are bored out of your mind so I'll make it fun. I get a stroke from the CEO and he is on the green in regulation to about 9 feet. I'm playing even with the other two guys. One of them went into the drink so I got him. The Accor country manager he is in the bunker front left and hits to about 12 feet.



    CEO is waiting as he is inside me at 9 feet, Accor country manager wasn't even close with his putt as he tried to ram it in and went about 6 feet past. So now I'm 10 feet and need to make it to make it to assure myself of at least tying CEO and will for sure beat Accor CM.



    I wasn't putting very well that day but told myself give it a run as I tend to hit up on putts and they run out of steam quick. BAM! In the hole baby! I have Starbucks already beat before the putt and Accor CM is beat with me making it so we are left with CEO! Charles Wrightman is his name and is British, raised in Australia and has a Thai wife and loved talking Thai to our all female caddies and cavorting and so on. His swing was ugly as **** as he holds the club with about an inch or two separation of his hands and hits the wall very low. I was like WTF how is this guy a 5 handicap, but he knew how to golf his ball.



    Anyway we all remind each other that I have beat Accor CM and Starbucks, and can make an epic comeback if this doesn't go in. He lines it up and burns the edge, awwwww too bad.)))) haha



    Great memory for me definitely. Like my only time hitting a straight flush as the Grand Lisboa Poker Room in Macau 5 years ago, you remember the details.
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanPosts: 5,076 ✭✭
    Playing as a junior at my local course. I was stood on the 6h tee, which is quite elevated. There was some sort of airshow on nearby that day to commemorate the Battle of Britain. As I put my tee in the ground, I hear a buzzing noise, and I look up to see a Spitfire fly low up the 6th fairway and right over me on the tee. It felt like I could have hit with a high sand wedge, though really it had to be much higher than that.

    ****, those were beautiful planes.
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,571 ✭✭
    edited Jan 6, 2019 3:41pm #118
    I just had a very cool moment. I've been recovering from serious injury, serious enough to question whether I'd ever be able to play again. I've been rehabbing myself to exhaustion, but I've lost a lot of muscle and with it a lot of coordination. A rare nice day afforded me the opportunity to hit the range for the first time in months. My swing is still there. Very cool!
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  • rxk9fanrxk9fan Posts: 728 ✭✭
    edited Jan 7, 2019 5:42am #119


    I just had a very cool moment. I've been recovering from serious injury, serious enough to question whether I'd ever be able to play again. I've been rehabbing myself to exhaustion, but I've lost a lot of muscle and with it a lot of coordination. A rare nice day afforded me the opportunity to hit the range for the first time in months. My swing is still there. Very cool!




    I am thrilled for you!!! I believe unless you have been down this road, it is really hard to appreciate the depth. There are a lot of things in life where there is a great difference between hearing the news, and being told the news. For example, if you hear your neighbor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, that news is horrible. If an oncologist comes in a room and tells you that you have pancreatic cancer, your very being is rocked.



    When you love something and you think you may lose it forever, it can shake you. When you have suffered a serious injury, you are dealing usually with severe pain physically and psychologically. I know that after a motorcycle wreck that compound fractured both arms, caused me to go from 185lbs to 132lbs and I could only curl 2.5lbs while working out....I would look in the mirror and my body disgusted me and I was told I would never play golf again. It hurt! When I first got on the course again, I was SO thankful! FWIW, I now curl the same 30lb weights in each hand that I did before the wreck and my HC is only 5 higher than is was. When I look in the mirror I am still not very pretty cause never was :-)....but I have muscle mass and coordination just like before.



    Just hang in there and accept baby steps. Lord willing you will once again enjoy this game...maybe even more. I am pretty appreciative every time I walk on the course now knowing that it could have all been gone. I hope you hit them well my friend and congratulations on your progress!!!!
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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,571 ✭✭
    rxk9fan wrote:



    I just had a very cool moment. I've been recovering from serious injury, serious enough to question whether I'd ever be able to play again. I've been rehabbing myself to exhaustion, but I've lost a lot of muscle and with it a lot of coordination. A rare nice day afforded me the opportunity to hit the range for the first time in months. My swing is still there. Very cool!




    I am thrilled for you!!! I believe unless you have been down this road, it is really hard to appreciate the depth. There are a lot of things in life where there is a great difference between hearing the news, and being told the news. For example, if you hear your neighbor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, that news is horrible. If an oncologist comes in a room and tells you that you have pancreatic cancer, your very being is rocked.



    When you love something and you think you may lose it forever, it can shake you. When you have suffered a serious injury, you are dealing usually with severe pain physically and psychologically. I know that after a motorcycle wreck that compound fractured both arms, caused me to go from 185lbs to 132lbs and I could only curl 2.5lbs while working out....I would look in the mirror and my body disgusted me and I was told I would never play golf again. It hurt! When I first got on the course again, I was SO thankful! FWIW, I now curl the same 30lb weights in each hand that I did before the wreck and my HC is only 5 higher than is was. When I look in the mirror I am still not very pretty cause never was :-)....but I have muscle mass and coordination just like before.



    Just hang in there and accept baby steps. Lord willing you will once again enjoy this game...maybe even more. I am pretty appreciative every time I walk on the course now knowing that it could have all been gone. I hope you hit them well my friend and congratulations on your progress!!!!




    Thank you so much! It's clear you understand the situation. I'm all the way up to 2 lb lateral raises, and I am spectacularly sore from my little range session yesterday. Still, I feel a sense of hope this morning that I haven't felt in months.
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,115 ✭✭


    I just had a very cool moment. I've been recovering from serious injury, serious enough to question whether I'd ever be able to play again. I've been rehabbing myself to exhaustion, but I've lost a lot of muscle and with it a lot of coordination. A rare nice day afforded me the opportunity to hit the range for the first time in months. My swing is still there. Very cool!




    Well since your swing is still there I'm happy it was one you wanted to keep! For me I'd gladly trade mine is for a new one, so don't mind losing it. image/stink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stink:' />
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