Well that was embarrassing. How about you?
I know this topic has probably been done 100 times on here but mine is so bad that I thought I'd broadcast my humiliation at the top of the page. Yesterday I was playing alone and I have a pretty nice round going, 1-over through the tough stretch of my home course with 12 holes left to play. I come across a foursome on a par 3 and realize I know one of the guys. The cart girl is there, too, and she's really cool and we've become friends and she plays with my little daughter when I bring her out to the course. The guy I know is young (20ish and I'm 40's) and extra friendly and talkative, and he starts telling the everyone there what an awesome golfer I am and stuff like how I hit my 7-iron 190 (not true, btw). It made me feel good but he was really blowing it out of proportion, making me sound like a plus hc when I hover between three and six. They go ahead and tell me to hit and play through. They are playing blues or whites and I'm playing blacks and the hole is playing about 170 for me. I'm on an elevated box, and they are to my right about 10 yards, up about 15 yards, and their heads are about my foot level. I'm sure you know where this is going... that's right, I shank one--BAD. Full on hosel-rocket right at them. It goes screaming right over their heads at a hundred miles per hour, and if the box wasn't elevated, I probably would have nailed one of them. I just say sorry, and they're all cool about it. So like a dumbass, instead of just driving off and skipping the hole, I drop another one, no tee, and proceed to overswing and skull a 7-iron that only got about two feet off the ground. I guess the elevated box helped; that f*cker skips once on the pond, slams into the hill in front of the green, and rolls to less than ten feet. Somehow I made a four on that hole, but I'm sure those guys were questioning the friend's judgment as to my skill level. I couldn't help being humiliated, especially in front of the friendly and attractive cart girl. I know it's golf, but that was seriously embarrassing.
Cobra f8 3 fairway 15
Srixon f65 5 fairway 19
TaylorMade UDI 21
TaylorMade P730 4-pw