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Worst Shot You Ever Had

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DJGainerDJGainer Members  124WRX Points: 23Handicap: 15.9Posts: 124 Fairways
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What's the worst shot you've ever had? Maybe it's missing a 2 footer for your personal best or shanking the ball on the first tee, but mine was rocketing a drive through the reception tent I was to be married in later that day. I'm curious to what everyone else has experienced.


  • cwglumcwglum Members  1588WRX Points: 163Posts: 1,588 Platinum Tees
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    Saw my buddy 2 hop a low line drive tee ball into side of a truck in the adjacent parking lot. Was the longest few seconds knowing that it was going to hit something, just needed to wait for it to impact.
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  • DfwgolfdudeDfwgolfdude Members  91WRX Points: 28Handicap: 4.6Posts: 91 Fairways
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    All of my shots are flushed and on a rope.<br />
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    Sincerely,<br />
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    My bag

    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Driver - [/font]Callaway[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Epic SZ - 9*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic- Stiff - Super Stroke grips all around and Pured[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 3 Wood - Titleist TS2 - 15* set to D1 [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic - Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 2 Hybrid - Ping G400 - 17*[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Paderson Kinetix Ballistic- Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ 4 Hybrid - Cobra F7 - 20.5[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Stock for now but will upgrade shortly[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Irons - [/font]Callaway[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Apex 5 - GW[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Nippon NS Pro Modus - Stiff[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Wedges - [/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Titleist[/font][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Vokey SM6 52* 56* 60* - Black[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]~ Putter - [/font]Taylormade[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif] Mini Spider[/font]
  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members  1811WRX Points: 364Posts: 1,811 Platinum Tees
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    So hard to pick just one of my own so I’ll pick on my brother in law instead. A couple of years a go we went out for the first time. Conditions were pretty awful. He bought one of those GX-7 drivers. First hole he hits it on a complete 90 degree angle through a tree and across a road that runs next to thr course. He hits another one and tops it about 20 yards. He says he’s leaving in the bag the rest of the day. He gets to a par 5 and decides he wants to try it again. Takes a big swing. He must of had it teed up too high. He gets underneath, the ball goes straight up to his shoulders and drops to the ground next to his feet. Next time we play the GX-7 is nowhere to be found in his bag.
    Driver - Cobra F7
    3w- Adams Tight Lies 2 16
    Hybrid - Cobra F8 19
    Irons- Sub 70 739 5-PW
    Wedges- Tour Edge CB Pro 50, 54 , 58
    Putter- Tour Edge HP Series 01
  • Shifty76Shifty76 Members  349WRX Points: 56Handicap: 15Posts: 349 Greens
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    Oh boy, that's a toughie.<br />
    <br />
    Probably a couple of years ago when I was REALLY struggling with driver. I'd hit either a pop fly that went maybe 50 yards or a vicious snap hook (was getting WAY too steep in my swing)<br />
    Playing men's league one night I hit a pop fly that went straight up. As in maybe 15 yards straight up and not really anything forward, I reached out my hand and caught it as it came down.<br />
    No idea what kind of penalty that carries. Our match was over by that point anyway, so we were just playing the 2 remaining holes back to the club house, but it was probably the most embarrassing shot I've ever hit.
  • slide13slide13 Members  1347WRX Points: 152Posts: 1,347 Platinum Tees
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    Last round of this season was out for a quick morning 9 by myself. It was mid 40’s and a little rainy. Third tee shot, it’s a shortish par 4, take my strong 3 wood and through some combination of terrible swing and foot slippage on the wet grass proceeded to shank a ball straight right off the toe of my club. Now I don’t mean the toe portion of the face, I mean completely off the face and literally on the toe end of my much beloved strong 3 wood putting a massive dent in it. Still don’t quite understand exactly how it happened. Club still seemed to hit okay rest of the round so not sure what I’ll do for next season.
    Minimal: Titleist 913 D3 / Cobra F8 4w / Miura CB57 4/6/8/P / Miura 55C / Byron DH89 / Mackenzie
  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  569WRX Points: 356Posts: 569 Golden Tee
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    Last Sunday, par 4, drove rough, punched out a lay up to just around 10 feet short of this little stream/creek that guards the green. (my buddy hit it into the water) So we walk up, he drops equal to where my ball is. And we both proceed to duff our chips into the creek. May not have technically been my worst shot, but it sure felt the worst.
    Callaway Rogue 10.5*
    Cobra Baffler 16*
    PING G30 4h 22*
    TM R11 5-PW (Mizuno MP-4 for fun)
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    PM Grind 60*
    Cleveland HB #6 center shaft 
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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4962WRX Points: 735Posts: 4,962 Titanium Tees
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    My worst shot turned out to not be a shot at all. I hit the ground behind the ball with my driver and the club bounced smooth over the ball. The ball never moved from the tee. Not my proudest moment, especially as a single digit handicap.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern CaliforniaMembers  2405WRX Points: 480Handicap: 2.0Posts: 2,405 Platinum Tees
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    Play long enough and you’ll have a million terrible shots but as I’m sitting out a frost delay right now, my current favorite is a New Year’s Day tee shot back in the late 90’s. There was a frost delay so there were 30+ people standing around the first tee. That made me a little nervous to begin with, but then I half shanked my driver into a tiny, tiny redwood tree twenty yards to my right and it ricocheted straight back at me and landed ten yards behind the tee. I have never been as nervous in my life as I was trying to hit my next shot. <br />
    <br />
    I still play with some of the same guys and someone has to tell this story every New Year’s.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5*
    Fairway: Epic Flash 14* & 20*
    Hybrid: Ping G410 22*
    Irons: TaylorMade M CGB 6-SW
    Wedges: Callaway PM Grind 59* and 64*
    Putter: TaylorMade Spider Mini 
    Ball:  Titleist Pro V1 
  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members  3877WRX Points: 1,434Handicap: 4Posts: 3,877 Titanium Tees
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    Have a million of them for sure, most memorable is pumping 3 balls OB off the first tee at the Ohio Junior Am. <br />
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    Funniest I was a part of was in college I spent a year working for the straightest laced stuffed shirt golf empire ruler in Indiana. He had just put a new Adams tight lies in play and if you remember- those things were shallow. He used it on a par 3 and went right under it, straight up in the air. I don’t know why but I took off running after it and tried to catch it. I missed, and immediately realized that I was about to be fired. Total silence as I walked back to the tee, the others in the group could have turned coal to diamonds their rear ends were clenched so tight. Thankfully boss man laughed it off, but later told me if I had made the catch he would have made sure I never worked in the golf business in his state.
  • elwhippyelwhippy Members  3596WRX Points: 455Posts: 3,596 Titanium Tees
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    Hit one off the hosel...on our second hole. A 185 yard par 3. With a 3 iron. There is a large Oak twenty yards in front of the white tees. I missed it to the right. And made a four. 7 iron and 2 putts. I thank you.
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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3354WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 3,354 Titanium Tees
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    A shank something or other in rather awesome fashion pretty much every time I touch my golf clubs. It's hard to remember the absolute worst.

    Epic Flash - Motore X F3 / Pro 2.0 7 / Apex 19h - Pro 2.0 8 / Apex 19 - Apex Pro 19 1050Gh HSx1 / MD5 / Phantom X5.5 - SS Mid Slim 2.0

  • wrmillerwrmiller Members  1569WRX Points: 5Posts: 1,569 Bunkers
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    Tucson, AZ. Randolph North ninth hole.<br />
    <br />
    During normal play, it is a par 5. When the LPGA ladies played there, it was a par 4. In other words, it's a short par 5. So I'm going for a big drive as this is a frequent eagle or kick-in birdie for me.<br />
    <br />
    Normally.<br />
    <br />
    Dead pull. And hammered. Over the trees and fence on the left, and struck the roof or hood of a car on a very busy 4-lane street. Ball continues into a stop-and-rob parking lot on the other side of the street and bounces off a few vehicles in the parking lot.<br />
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    I stopped play and went to the golf course parking lot looking for someone screaming about some idiot hitting their car with a golf ball. No one showed up. I walked across the street to the stop-and-rob, but could find no one complaining about a dent in their vehicle. I left my name and number with the clerk in the store, but no one ever called.<br />
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    The guys I were playing with had eyeballs bulging and jaws dropping right after I hit the shot. Then two of them were rolling around on the ground laughing so hard they needed help getting up.<br />
    <br />
    Never been so embarrassed in my life.
    Primary bag:
    Titleist 913 D3 8.5
    Titleist 915Fd 13.5
    Titleist 913h 17
    Mizuno MP-18 4-PW
    Scratch wedges 50, 55, and 60
    Bettinardi mid-shank putter

    Backup bag:
    Ping G400 9
    Ping G30 fw 13
    Ping G30 hybrid 19
    Ping iBlade 4-PW power spec
    Macgregor VIP wedges 51, 56, and 60
    Bettinardi mid-shank putter
  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1512WRX Points: 458Handicap: 1Posts: 1,512 Platinum Tees
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    I was at a par 3 in Florida as a teenager, playing with my Dad. Set up 2 club lengths back from the tee box because I had a little extra club needed for the distance. My dad stood in that annoying spot behind me (where you can see them in the corner of your eye while swinging). Wellllllll...I hit the tee marker square on, shooting the ball directly backwards. My Dad ducked to avoid being hit, as the ball flew by him and went into the lake behind us.<br />
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    Couldn't even be upset at myself for such a terrible swing, we laughed about it the rest of the trip!

    -Cobra F8+ driver w/ Tensei pro orange -TS3 15* w/ Evenflow -818 H2 17* w/ Atmos -816 H2 19* w/ Motore Speeder -MP64's with Ctapers

    -Vokeys 46.06, 52.12, 60.04/60.07 -Kingston KP1 welded Long neck

  • justbringit5151justbringit5151 Members  140WRX Points: 48Posts: 140 Fairways
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    My dad hit a squirrel and squirrel died...<br />
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29918WRX Points: 2,908Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,918 Titanium Tees
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    Topped driver in an interclub. Thankfully not on the first hole.
    Callaway Mavrik Max 9 w/Hzrdus Smoke Black 80
    Callaway Epic Subzero 14 w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/ KBS Tour Prototype 80
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    Odyssey Oworks Red Tank #7
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  • LaznastyLaznasty The Amazing Golf Ball Whacker Guy Valparaiso, IndianaMembers  824WRX Points: 260Posts: 824 Golden Tee
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    It was a par 5, big dog-leg left. Off the tee I hit a nice draw around the trees to the left and put myself in the middle fairway. I had about 265yds left to the pin, and I hit the best fairway wood of my life to about 3.5 feet... and you guessed it, I missed the eagle putt. <br />
    Every time one of my friends bring up bad shot stories, that missed putt gets closer and closer. "He missed the putt from easily within a foot" was the last I heard <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
    Ping G410+ -- VA Nemesys
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 5W -- AD-DI 70x
    PXG 0317x 22° -- Nippon G.O.S.T.
    PXG 0311P 4-Gw --Nippon Modus 120x
    EPON Tour Spin Wedge 54° 58° -- shimada tour wedge
    Lamb Crafted Camden -- BGT Stability Tour
  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers  13971WRX Points: 1,531Handicap: 8-ishPosts: 13,971 Titanium Tees
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    Worst shot I ever had? Not really sure, but I'm pretty sure it contained tequila.
    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • KRW59KRW59 Hoarder Members  1050WRX Points: 258Handicap: 4.9Posts: 1,050 Platinum Tees
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    Years ago , playing in the club members individual championships. I left a<br />
    putt tettering over the edge of the cup. Trying not to stand on anyone's line,<br />
    I reached to tap it in .....and whiffed....missed a putt of less than .5"....<br />
    <br />
    Ended up costing me winning the tournament outright. Lost later that day on<br />
    the sixth playoff hole.
    Cobra King F9 10.5* / Fuji Diamond Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 Beta 16.5* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 5-SR
    TEE EX10 19* / Fuji Platinum Speeder 6-S
    TEE EX9 22* / Attas 4U 7-S.
    TEE EX9 25* / Attas 4U 7-X
    I have added about 10 grams of weight to all the fwy / hybrid
    shafts , using Sensicore inserts wrapped with lead tape.

    Cobra Forged Tec Black / 28* 6 iron thru 49.5* GW / 4.5* gapping
    Recoil 780 Es Smac wrap F3 / GW shaft internally weighted to 95 grams

    King Black Wedges / 54* versatile/ Recoil 95 F3 shaft weighted to 110 grams
    58* versatile / Recoil 110 F4 shaft weighted to 125 grams ( heat shrink tube )

    Piretti 1/1 GSS Potenza II or Piretti 1 of 2 GSS Capri or Piretti GOAT or..........

    Flask - Crown Black
  • FourTopsFourTops Banned  1676WRX Points: 16Handicap: 5.7Posts: 1,676 Platinum Tees
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    Shanked a PW about 1 inch over my bosses' head that would have killed him....maybe that's not the worst shot ever?
  • macedanmacedan Members  423WRX Points: 131Handicap: 18Posts: 423 Greens
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    All of them.<br />
    <br />
    My dad did split a bird in half with a worm burner though. Don't know where that ranks though.
    TaylorMade M2 '17 10.5*
    Taylormade M2 3W 15*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 5W 18*
    Taylormade P790 (4-PW)
    Taylormade Milled Grind 50/09
    Taylormade Milled Grind 54/11
    Taylormade Milled Grind 58/11
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
    Ball: Taylormade Project A
    Bag: Taylormade Flextech Crossover
    Cart: TGW Players 
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  • tips09tips09 Members  342WRX Points: 122Posts: 342 Greens
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    My worst shot so far (I'm sure more are coming) 3rd shot on a par 5 perfect yardage for a full gap wedge. Water to the right and I chunked a hosel rocket directly to the right into the lake. Walked back to the bag dropped a ball in the same spot and put the next one within 3 feet. Why is that second guy always so much better.
    Taylormade M3 9.5* GD Tour ADIZ 6 S
    Ping G400 16.5* Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
    Cobra F9 19* Project X Hzrdus Black 6.0
    Srixon U45 23* Nippon SPB X
    Srixon Z965 5-PW Project X 6.0
    Cleveland RTX 3 48*••54*•••DG S400
    Cleveland RTX 4 60*•DG S400
    Toulon San Diego

  • dommerdommer Banned  101WRX Points: 2Handicap: +1Posts: 101 Bunkers
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    Had a 15 footer for birdie on the first playoff hole of an event and three putted. Rammed first putt by the hole and missed a three footer to win the tournament, in fact I don’t think it hit the hole. Lost on the 6th extra hole. Not gonna lie, it hurt. Pretty sure that putter never saw the bag again.
  • FergusonFerguson Members  5994WRX Points: 3,499Handicap: 7.0Posts: 5,994 Titanium Tees
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    Was in the wrong part of town with the wrong crowd with the wrong club - it was an upside-down kamikaze (too much triple sec).
  • clp34vmpclp34vmp Cancel that mead Members  307WRX Points: 119Handicap: 7.7Posts: 307 Greens
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    So many to choose from. One that comes to mind is years ago playing my first ever links round at Portmarnock and topping my drive thus yielding a low dribbler into the adjacent parking lot with several people watching.<br />
    <br />
    The worst shot I ever saw though was hit by my dad, who was a terrible golfer. He was teeing off on a long Par 4. I had already hit and had moved to the side of the tee box about ten yards away so that his back was facing directly at me as he hit. Somehow, almost defying the laws of physics, he hit the ball straight between his legs at a 90 degree angle to where he was aiming, where it proceeded to hit me right in the middle of my chest. There was one nanosecond where my brain was going,"Holy S&*! I just got hit by a golf shot", but fortunately the thing was only travelling at about 10 miles an hour and fell harmlessly to the ground next tome. There were then a few moments of silence before we both broke down laughing.
  • KnightPSKnightPS Members  295WRX Points: 51Handicap: 7.3Posts: 295 Greens
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    Missed a 2 footer uphill for the win on the third extra hole in the championship match of our Match Play tourney. I am sure there are worse shots, but that's the one that always comes to mind.
    TaylorMade M2 - Stock
    TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 - 3w
    Titleist 915Hd 21° Aldila Rogue Black 85H
    Titleist AP2 FST KBS Tour X 4-PW
    Vokey SM5 52' 56' 60'
    Bettinardi BB43
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  • gripandripgripandrip Members  1261WRX Points: 245Posts: 1,261 Platinum Tees
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    Worst ever for me. Pulled a driver into some tress and went to hit a low draw out of the trees with a 3 iron. Pulled that shot too, and the ball hit a tree dead solid and came back and hit me in the chest before I would get out of the way. Had a welt/bruise for over a week. I think one of my partners wet himself laughing.
  • jvincentjvincent Members  1716WRX Points: 978Posts: 1,716 Platinum Tees
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    So many to choose from, but I'll pick a recent one that I still get razzed about.<br />
    <br />
    Playing the par 3 15th, 175 yards to the flag. I proceed to hit a giant push slice with either a 6i or 7i (don't remember) out of bounds that flew over the 16th tee box in the air. According to Google Earth I missed my target by 65+ yards. Contact was dead center of the face so I can't even blame it on a shank.<br />
    <br />
    The next shot was only slightly better, it landed on the tee box but managed to stay in bounds.

    Cobra SZ 9* : Tour AD TP 7-S
    Cobra F9 Tour 4W : Tour AD TP 8-S
    Cobra ForgedTec 3-iron : Nippon Modus3 105-S
    Srixon Z785 4-PW : Nippon Modus3 120-S
    Cleveland RTX3 50, 54, 58 : Nippon 115-S Wedge
    Piretti Potenza 370g : Breakthrough Technology Stability Shaft - 34"

  • FourTopsFourTops Banned  1676WRX Points: 16Handicap: 5.7Posts: 1,676 Platinum Tees
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    Worst shot was Tequila with a twist of olive. Yuk! Can still taste it.

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