My favourite hole - I just /cannot/ par it.

andrueandrue Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
edited Nov 18, 2018 in General Golf Talk #1
The par 5 11th is my favourite hole at Rye Hill. I love the idea of shooting between the hedges to get from the front fairway to the back fairway. I even like the tricky approach with a hedge on the left and two bunkers on the right. But I almost never par it and today was no exception.



A great drive, an excellent 3 hybrid and I was 160 yards from the green. Now normally I'd be sensible and lay up but it was a gorgeous day so I thought 'why not?' and went for it with my 5 hybrid. I found out why not. I pushed the shot slightly and the ball flew straight and true into the right hand bunker.



From the bunker I could barely see the pin because of the low winter sun. I just swung my 64* SureOut and hoped the ball would come out. It did indeed come out. I didn't see it fly but I did hear a thud then a rattle as it dropped into the hole for a birdie.



Like I say, I just cannot par that hole.



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  • Hateto3PuttHateto3Putt Smoking Makes You Look Cool! Members Posts: 6,272 ✭✭
    Nice job!
  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Members Posts: 716 ✭✭
    That satisfied feeling . . .

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  • andrueandrue Posts: 1,120 ✭✭
    edited Nov 19, 2018 #4
    ohioglfr wrote:


    That satisfied feeling . . .
    Yup. I honestly don't think I've ever birdied that hole before in the ten+ years I've been playing golf. And to do it from a bunker, blinded by the sun. The rest of the round was so-so but I didn't care. Rye was the first proper course I ever played so it's always had a place in my affections image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Callaway Rogue Driver.
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Hybrids (3/4/5)
    Callaway Big Bertha OS Irons (6/7/8/9/PW/AW/SW)
    Callaway 60* Sureout wedge
    Callaway 64* Sureout wedge
    Ghost Spider Si 72 Putter
    Callaway Super Soft Yellow (White in winter).
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