Best Shot You Hit by Accident

Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 397 ✭✭
I played a quick 9 this morning to start my bachelor party weekend. Im about 50 yards from the green so I grab my 50* gap wedge and have at it. Great shot, high in the air, tons of spin and lands just past the pin and spins back to 6"!!! Tap in birdie.



I go to put the club back in my bag and realized I actually hit my 60* lob wedge, which I suck at hitting....... Im good with the 50* and confident with it, but I think this goes to show you that confidence, even when holding the "wrong" club makes a big difference in your shot making.



I also realized its good I grabbed the "wrong" club because if I hit my 50* with the same power that ball would have sailed over the green!
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  • HatsForBatsHatsForBats Members Posts: 1,562 ✭✭
    I would consider that a bad shot with a good result but I get your meaning.



    Good Shot hit by accident - 8 iron 30 yards directly over the pin. Somehow grabbed my 8 iron instead of my Pitching Wedge. It really as a beautiful shot though.

    Accidental bad shot that ends up good - The classic worm burner that rolls out 140 yards and stops near the pin. Done it more than a few times in my golfing career.
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members Posts: 4,135 ✭✭
    par 3, 155 yards....pull a 7 iron. Hit is solid, but it starts right headed for the huge oak tree right off the green.....ball hits a branch halfway up the tree and shoots left onto the green, 5 feet from the hole....



    the greeenskeeper yells out "nice shot!!!"....he didn't see it hit the tree.....



    missed the bird
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,339 ClubWRX
    Any good shot I hit is an accident.
  • TinCup6969TinCup6969 Members Posts: 95
    the best is the two bounce skipper across water, hits the bank and rolls onto the green
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,892 ✭✭
    edited Jul 27, 2018 #6
    Hmm...



    In 10th grade I tried to get across in two on a par 5, with water fronting the green. I wasn't very good at the time, but had managed a fairly good drive and had a slight chance of getting over, despite never having done so to date at that point. I had intended to go straight over, but instead hit a quacker left that ran down the edge of the hole, straight onto the covered bridge crossing the pond, up the cement path, and leaked out onto the mowed chipping area left of the green.



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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,339 ClubWRX


    Hmm...



    In 10th grade I tried to get across in two on a par 5, with water fronting the green. I wasn't very good at the time, but had managed a fairly good drive and had a slight chance of getting over, despite never having done so to date at that point. I had intended to go straight over, but instead hit a quacker left that ran down the edge of the hole, straight onto the covered bridge crossing the pond, up the cement path, and leaked out onto the mowed chipping area left of the green.



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    And then you....
  • MadGolfer76MadGolfer76 Admiration is the state furthest from understanding. Members Posts: 19,892 ✭✭
    DavePelz4 wrote:



    Hmm...



    In 10th grade I tried to get across in two on a par 5, with water fronting the green. I wasn't very good at the time, but had managed a fairly good drive and had a slight chance of getting over, despite never having done so to date at that point. I had intended to go straight over, but instead hit a quacker left that ran down the edge of the hole, straight onto the covered bridge crossing the pond, up the cement path, and leaked out onto the mowed chipping area left of the green.



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    And then you....




    After I got laughed at for a while, I parred the hole.



    I wasn't that good at the time.
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  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 768 ✭✭
    95% of the time when I hit a low chip that stops by the hole, my eyes are closed because it felt like I bladed it over the green and I don't want to see where it went.
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  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX Posts: 471 ClubWRX
    I hit a huge block with a 5 wood that managed to catch a huge gust and landed 2 feet from the hole... made the putt for my first eagle
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  • ClintDaggerClintDagger Members Posts: 566 ✭✭
    In college I was playing 18 by myself when my coach drove up. It’s a dogleg right that requires a cut if you hit driver. As a stock drawer I rarely did that and would usually club down to 3W or 5W. Well I pulled probably the 3, and my coach insisted I hit driver. Well not surprisingly I hit a double cross and pulled it into 10’s fairway. So I still have probably 190 or so and I can either try a hero shot over the trees, and go at the green. Or I can hit it up around 10 tee and then have a clear pitch to the green. Well I take the safe route and try to hit up toward 10 tee but my back foot slips and I hit a screaming cut that I think is going to hit the trees but it just clears. So I’m thinking I’ve gotten lucky and put it just in front of the green. My coach yells great shot and I’m laughing to myself. But then I get up near the green and the members on the patio are applauding. I look up and the ball is like a foot from the cup.
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  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members Posts: 1,645 ✭✭
    Thought I was 120 out in the rough (9 iron distance for me), was really about 160 out (5 or 6 iron for me). The green was oddly sized/shaped, which was visually deceiving on the distance, and it was in pre-golf GPS days on a course with few markers. I completely bladed the shot with the 9, it rolled all 160 yards right into the hole for an eagle.
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    I’m still learning yardage’s with my clubs but once I had about 165 to the center of the green on a par 5 for my third shot. Decided I was gonna hit 6 iron and hope to be middle to back because there was water short. Absolutely pured the shot and when I went to put the “6 iron” back it was already in the bag. So I looked at it and it turned out to be my 8 iron! Still 3 putted from about 20 feet �. **** slopey greens!
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  • ljrad1995ljrad1995 Members Posts: 96
    Was in heavy tree trouble on the right hand side of a par 4 at a local course. Thought to myself "Do the smart thing, chip out sideways and you can wedge it up and try save par, make 5 at the worst". I was about 100 yards out, tried to chip it out on a 45* angle.... and cold shanked it. Lord knows how, but it didnt hit a single limb, and ended up rolling out about 15m short of the green with an easy chip up that resulted in a "regulation" par. My playing partners were not terribly impressed.
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  • ChadwickogChadwickog Members Posts: 296 ✭✭
    Yesterday I thinned a pitching wedge on a short par 3 that ended up on the green, so that was nice
  • NEhomerNEhomer Members Posts: 203
    Had an impossible situation that only a lucky flop shot could save with my opponent having made his par 3.



    Left my 60 degree wedge back at the practice green. I ran back for it with the cart and when I returned of course, everyone else had holed out and the group on the tee was waiting so I rushed. The lie was uphill to a mound then down to the pin. I had to swing hard and I peeked. I bladed the shot hard and it was sailing well past the rear bunker when it directly hit the cloth of the flag. The flag gathered it in like a catcher's mitt and the ball dropped straight down 15 inches away for a tap-in.



    I'd rather be lucky than good!
  • Shifty76Shifty76 Members Posts: 347 ✭✭
    Had a shot in league play last year: 140 yards in, over water for most of it. Hit a 9 iron fat and was convinced it was heading into the pond, but I got just enough on it to catch the rock border surrounding the water. Took a huge hop off the rock, onto the green and ended up about 5 feet from the pin. I remember that shot really well, but don't remember if I made the follow up putt.
  • ATAlxndrATAlxndr RHL Members Posts: 1,013 ✭✭
    Downhill par 3 in Dallas, Texas. I hit my wedge and chunked it. Annoyed, I threw another ball down, took an angry swing, and dunked it for a par. Nothing like a hole in 3.
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  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,669 ✭✭
    TinCup6969 wrote:
    the best is the two bounce skipper across water, hits the bank and rolls onto the green




    I’ve done this. Thought it was a water ball and it is sitting on the green when I get there.



    Pretend like you meant to, practicing for the par 3 skipping at the masters.
  • RobERobE Members Posts: 169
    My wife likes to brag she got a birdie and a bunny on the same hole.



    On our old home course there were a couple of holes that backed up to the nearby open fields in which the jack rabbits would come out of to lay on the cool grass in the late afternoon sun or munch on the fresh fairways.

    And this one day, after carefully lining up her tee shot, my wife takes the golfer pose as she admires her arching shot straight down the middle - when it strikes a bird flying across the fairway, and the balls falls from the sky and takes one bounce before hitting one of the rabbits in the head.

    While the bird wobbled in flight momentarily, it took back to it's chosen path and flew away unharmed.

    Meanwhile the jack rabbit, which are gangly creatures with unusually large eyes (that tend to look at bit bug-eyed), fell over from being hit as if shot by a gun, and then jumpd to it's feet looking around, like "WTF just hit me?", and seeing this little white orb rolling away from it took off after it like he was going to hurt it or something.



    My wife and I stood there just laughing our arses off
  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Mid-MarylandMembers Posts: 1,675 ✭✭
    I hit the first fairway once.
  • mholtebeckmholtebeck Members Posts: 15
    My best 'accidental' shot came on a par-5 that had large steep sidehill to the right of the green. The miss was to hit it into the sidehill, but I caught my wedge thin and landed it near the top of the sidehill. The ball banked down and nailed the pin at just the right speed to drop into the hole. Eagle! If the flagstick wasn't in the way I'm in the ditch on the left side of the green.
  • BB28403BB28403 Members Posts: 3,669 ✭✭
    mholtebeck wrote:
    My best 'accidental' shot came on a par-5 that had large steep sidehill to the right of the green. The miss was to hit it into the sidehill, but I caught my wedge thin and landed it near the top of the sidehill. The ball banked down and nailed the pin at just the right speed to drop into the hole. Eagle! If the flagstick wasn't in the way I'm in the ditch on the left side of the green.




    And that’s probably about how golf was invented! Some Scotsman having a laugh with his lady.
  • HellstormHellstorm Members Posts: 519 ✭✭
    It wasn't my shot, but maybe the luckiest shot I've ever seen. Short downhill par 3 and my playing partner shanks his wedge and the ball hits the roof of a covered bridge that sits in front of the green to the right. Ball bounces off the roof a mile in the air and lands on the green and rolls inside of a foot. Every time we play there now, we try to replicate that shot but have yet to even come close.
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  • KaysquareKaysquare Puppyluv Members Posts: 2,167 ✭✭
    When chipping to a green, I've skulled a few screamers that hit the pin hard & dropped in the hole for a birdie....who hasn't?
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    Just the other day hit an approach to a back pin just off the back of the green. Had about 20 feet left. Had the wife hold the pin for me since it was a pretty flat putt. I absolutely crush the putt and immediately off the putter face I'm pissed and say "oh my god, are you f'n serious" and start walking to go at least 20 feet past the hole on the other side. It hits the back of the hole dead center at about 70 mph and bounce-drops in. Wife is baffled by my initial reaction and says "great shot!" Haha, I'll take it.
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  • NEhomerNEhomer Members Posts: 203
    ATAlxndr wrote:


    Downhill par 3 in Dallas, Texas. I hit my wedge and chunked it. Annoyed, I threw another ball down, took an angry swing, and dunked it for a par. Nothing like a hole in 3.




    I know a fellow who did that but his first was OB so his "ace" was actually for par. Nice shot though~
  • cyoung2tycyoung2ty Members Posts: 34
    The 18th hole at our club plays straight up a steep hill. A good tee shot will usually leave about 100 yards or so, which typically means you're hitting a wedge in. The green sits at the top of the hill directly next to the clubhouse. The 19th hole has a huge, glass window (bullet-proof) overlooking the course. That window sits 10 feet from the back edge of the 18th green.



    After being a member for about 6 months, I was coming up the 18th. I had hit a good drive, but it was a little too good and reached a bunker that I typically can't reach. I was left with about 80 yards, coming out of that bunker, to a back flag. Short is no good as it's a green with 3 tiers, so I knew I wanted to get on the upper tier. My shot out of that trap was thin. Like, very thin. It was screaming as it flew past the flag and slammed into the window. The loudest, most obnoxious sound I've ever heard echoed throughout the entire course. The ball kicked back towards the hole (which was probably 8 yards or so from the window on that day). It was destined to come most of the way back down the hill towards the bunker. Instead... it clipped some rocks that border the cart path behind the green and popped the ball straight up in the air. This took all the speed off of it and the ball dropped down on the back of the green before trickling to within about 3 feet.



    Easy birdie.



    As I made the putt, the guys in the 19th hole were banging on the window with their approval. I made my way inside to tip my cap. This was the day I met the majority of the guys I know at the club.



    Stories of hitting the window are not out of the ordinary here. It's a pretty common thing, actually. Having the result I did, however... pretty rare.



    Easily the best accidental shot I've hit.
  • wrmillerwrmiller Members Posts: 1,569 ✭✭
    I was in a front bunker on a par 4 in two. Go in, get settled, and attempted a soft splash. But I didn't realize that there was about 1/4" of soft sand on top of some really hard stuff. Thudded into the sand, and promptly skidded under the ball.



    Oh crap! I knew it was going to the back of the green, but instead, it landed about 8-10" left of the pin and took a crazy hop dead right and landed in the cup. My wedge fell out of my hand.



    I looked around to see if anyone was around, but I was the sole witness to a very lucky shot.



    I couldn't do that again on a bet.
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