What shot is the best feeling in golf?

MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,372 ✭✭
I've been playing 15 years now.....And i am ready to state that for me, there is no better feeling in golf than hitting a 3 wood off the deck and hitting a par 5 in two. Let me state the reasons:



1) It's the longest club you hit off the deck, so hitting it solid and accurate and watching it rocket off a long way is a testosterone fueling endeavor



2) It's one of the hardest clubs to hit off the deck, so there is satisfaction in that



3) Hitting a par 5 in two is pretty much an automatic birdie, so that feels nice.



There are probably other reasons. Anyway, yesterday i finished my round (caution, non-passive brag alert coming) by hitting a 269yd 3 wood to about five feet.



I can't think of another shot that would've felt better
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  • rawdograwdog Cleveland, OHMembers Posts: 3,015 ✭✭
    Pretty hard to top an ace, but in terms of power and precision, striping a 3 wood to 10 or so feet is pretty awesome.



    I still think hitting a putt with the exact line and pace I want is something to appreciate every time it happens. Very rewarding.
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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,545 ClubWRX
    Any shot that is planned, executed, and results in exactly what you intended. Your 3W matches that criteria from the sound of it. Nice!
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  • ShipwreckShipwreck Members Posts: 3,728 ✭✭
    The towering drive that seems to go forever



    The fizzy pitch shot that one hops and stops for a tap in birdie



    The 30 foot putt that you know is good the moment you hit it



    The high cut 3 wood that lands softly on the green for an eagle putt



    A well struck bunker shot that checks up hard next to the hole

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,372 ✭✭
    edited Jul 22, 2018 #5
    Shipwreck wrote:


    The towering drive that seems to go forever



    The fizzy pitch shot that one hops and stops for a tap in birdie



    The 30 foot putt that you know is good the moment you hit it



    The high cut 3 wood that lands softly on the green for an eagle putt



    A well struck bunker shot that checks up hard next to the hole




    I'll decide if a great bunker shot is worthy the next time i hit one, which would be the first time i hit one haha



    I have the bunker game of a beginner LOL
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  • kozubskozubs Members Posts: 274 ✭✭
    I love a low rope hook around a tree to get out of trouble. Something that starts way into danger and slings back into the fairway. So much that you need to run out into the faiway just to follow it.



    Unfortunately I have way too much practice with this. The hook that put you in trouble in the first place isn't as nice.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,309 ✭✭
    Any flushed iron shot.
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  • foxy222foxy222 Members Posts: 82 ✭✭
    The one where you bend down to pick up your tee before the ball is even coming down, you just know right off the face it is perfect.
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 154 ✭✭


    Any flushed iron shot.




    +1, good iron shots just feel so "pure"
  • MalvernMalvern Members Posts: 431 ✭✭


    Any flushed iron shot.




    Agree however I think you need added factors for the "best".



    Before I had a bag that has an equal number of wood and iron, I used to go OK with a Cobra Tour Model 2 iron. No better feeling than hitting one of those with a slight draw into a strongish breeze.



    Loved all the "stingers" being hit at the Open
  • Bush PilotBush Pilot Members Posts: 256 ✭✭
    foxy222 wrote:


    The one where you bend down to pick up your tee before the ball is even coming down, you just know right off the face it is perfect.




    There is nothing like a pre-apex tee grab and hop to the back of the tee box to both validate the tee shot and instill fear and submission in your playing partners.



    f*** yeah.
  • HaleboppHalebopp Members Posts: 2,788 ✭✭
    I once flushed a 1 iron off the deck and I'm quite sure I'll never have the same feeling again on a golf course purely because of the feeling after a stroke. I remember smiling and walking a couple of inches taller for a couple of days afterwards.



    I had bought the club for 10 Euros from the pro shop right before the round. Never mind the fact it took me two strokes with the 1 iron to even get to about 230 yards away from the green on the par 5 and the ball rolled over the green.
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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members Posts: 174 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:
    I've been playing 15 years now.....And i am ready to state that for me, there is no better feeling in golf than hitting a 3 wood off the deck and hitting a par 5 in two. Let me state the reasons:



    1) It's the longest club you hit off the deck, so hitting it solid and accurate and watching it rocket off a long way is a testosterone fueling endeavor



    2) It's one of the hardest clubs to hit off the deck, so there is satisfaction in that



    3) Hitting a par 5 in two is pretty much an automatic birdie, so that feels nice.



    There are probably other reasons. Anyway, yesterday i finished my round (caution, non-passive brag alert coming) by hitting a 269yd 3 wood to about five feet.



    I can't think of another shot that would've felt better




    Just did this last night. Had 252 to middle of the green, carried frontside green bunker, which left me 25-30 ft for eagle (missed for a tap in birdie). It was one of the cleanest shots I’ve hit in awhile. Have to love the trusty X2 Hot 3w.
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,332 ClubWRX
    I hit the 5 iron yesterday morning that that I will recall with admiration many times in the future. 185, slightly up and into, back right hole location. Such a perfect strike, you know, when the 5 iron divot does not even begin until after the tee, perfect trajectory, 2 yd fade, hit 4 ft short of pin, released a foot, made the putt.



    Everything was perfect about the shot, except releasing a few more feet.



    The laser mid/long iron really gets me excited.
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  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 296 ✭✭
    Mid/long iron on a rope that goes high, so pure you don't even remember feeling the strike, and you can hear the thump as it lands on the green.
  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members Posts: 464 ✭✭
    A putt from more than 3ft that actually goes in the effin hole image/angry2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':angry22:' />

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  • bellview17bellview17 Just chilling in the time out box Members Posts: 915
    The best feeling for me is waiting on the first tee knowing that for a few hours I can

    focus on golf and not the 1000 other things life has for me. Quiet, friends, outside and playing

    a game I love to play.
  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SCMembers Posts: 3,270 ✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2018 #18
    Oh boy, what a question!





    I like the 3w idea because it's rare, it's difficult and it's really valuable when you pull it off.





    BUT...it requires a great lie and it's never something I feel is 100% my doing. There's a noticeable element of luck involved (for me) stemming from (1) the preceding drive ending up in a good place, (2) the hole setting up to accept the 3w and (3) my fairway wood swing working that particular day. I don't like the notion that I might've put the same swing on the ball from another lie and had the shot not work out in my favor.



    None of that negates it being a great shot obviously, but to me, it's almost so rare that it's more a lucky thing when you get a chance to try it and you actually pull it off. Also, I would almost prefer to hit that same shot with a 5w or hybrid since pulling it off kind of "justifies" my having carried that club over, say, a 2-iron.





    So I'd probably vote for a great drive. A great drive sort of stands on its own. I really love a big tee shot on a hole that demands you work the ball. To me, successfully executing a perfect power fade on a Par-4 that bends right is an awesome feeling knowing that I executed the exact shot the hole intended and I was responsible for the outcome almost entirely.
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  • me05501me05501 Members Posts: 412
    Nothing sends a shiver up my spine like a pured putt that you barely feel off the club that rolls into the cup with such certainty that it feels like filling up the cup with water from a pitcher.
  • kgeisler13kgeisler13 ClubWRX Posts: 329 ClubWRX
    I think the shot with the best feelings it when you have to work the ball right or left of an obstruction and execute it exactly like you saw it and a hook punch out of the trees that rules up on the green. ( I don't hit a lot of fairways)
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  • qwetzqwetz Members Posts: 116 ✭✭
    towering long irons blow my hair back
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  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat.... Members Posts: 1,432 ✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2018 #22
    Many are good, few are great.



    I can count on one had the times I've hit a truly perfect 2/3 iron.



    There's a warm wash of satisfaction when you flush the blade of a 2 iron into the back of a ball and see it set off into a 30mph North Sea cross wind and seem absolutely impervious to the physics of the wind for a few brief moments before it settles to the heart of a links green.

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  • FKA HBFKA HB Members Posts: 373
    Flushed long iron or the sound of a beverage can being cracked open before 10am.
  • j.b.newtonj.b.newton Members Posts: 596 ✭✭
    kozubs wrote:


    I love a low rope hook around a tree to get out of trouble. Something that starts way into danger and slings back into the fairway. So much that you need to run out into the faiway just to follow it.



    Unfortunately I have way too much practice with this. The hook that put you in trouble in the first place isn't as nice.




    Funny game of golf - you hit a bad hook into trouble, you need to hit another one just to get out. Hit a nasty slice in trouble right, you have to hit the same shot just to get out...
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,372 ✭✭
    kozubs wrote:


    I love a low rope hook around a tree to get out of trouble. Something that starts way into danger and slings back into the fairway. So much that you need to run out into the faiway just to follow it.



    Unfortunately I have way too much practice with this. The hook that put you in trouble in the first place isn't as nice.




    I actually love this shot too



    It might be ranked #2



    In fact my greatest shot ever was a 6 iron out of trees that hooked over an OB area on the other side and landed on a green to a back pin. I will probably never hit a better shot!
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,852 ClubWRX
    I have a few:



    1. Flushed wedge that lands past the hole and backs up close to the pin

    2. Low cut shot around the trees and onto the green

    3. Any flushed shot with a forged blade and premium ball.
  • dave williedave willie Members Posts: 799 ✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2018 #27
    For me, there's nothing like making a pressure putt. It can be pressured for all sorts of reasons:



    * to close out an opponent

    * a tricky downhill 10-footer to save par

    * to break 80 (or pick your number)

    * to make birdie or eagle



    Flushing long irons and bombing drives are very fulfilling, but posting the score is the culmination of it.
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  • TLUBulldogGolfTLUBulldogGolf Sasquatch Houston, TXMembers Posts: 2,419 ✭✭
    Pured long irons are hard to beat for me. I also like a perfectly thumped sand shot that comes out loaded with spin.
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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Members Posts: 731 ✭✭
    A full wedge shot that holds nicely on the green.

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  • FKA HBFKA HB Members Posts: 373
    Swinging extra hard with an iron on a par 3 and pulling off the shot. As everyone is leaving the tee, you get to brag about how you hit 9 iron and everyone else had to hit a 6. Best thing in golf.
  • FKA HBFKA HB Members Posts: 373
    Also, ripping ball off the front of the green with a full lob wedge is pretty special.
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