The 18th at the course that used to be my home course was a 430-ish-yd par 40 with a sharp dogleg left and a fairway bunker guarding the knee on the right.
My drives on this hole would typically wind up in our near the bunker as I played away from the water hazard hidden in the trees to the left. This day I missed the bunker, but drove it through the dogleg and the fairway. Wound up with 175yd to the hole with a good, slightly-downhill lie in the rough. Still conditions.
Pulled a 7-iron and went right at the pin that was cut pretty close to the center of the green. Made my swing and made flush contact. The shot tracked right at the pin, and when it came down I heard this loud "THWACK" and the ball shot straight up in the air about 15 feet. Came down and then spun back 20 feet from the hole. When I got up to the green I saw my pitch mark literally straddling the edge of the cup.
I had nearly slam-dunked it. But the ball had hit the pin, shot up in the air...then ripped back away from the hole.
Of course, I missed the birdie putt and settled for a par. /sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
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haha, nothing like "the look"
As for me, 5th hole at Bethpage Black. I was in the left edge of the fairway, 221 yards to the hole with a breeze in my face. Anybody who has ever played there will tell you that's absolutely dead. I felt like such an idiot waiting for the green to clear, because here I am sitting 221 yards away to an elevated green after hitting a drive that went at most 250 downhill. Absolutely pured the shot, hit a perfect high draw around the trees which landed on the green and stopped pinhigh 10 feet from the hole. Missed the birdie putt but I'll remember that shot for a long time.
Couple of weeks ago. My hole in one. Posted it [url="http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/686402-my-first-hole-in-one/page__p__5188442#entry5188442"]HERE[/url] ...but here is the story anyway.
So at the age of 48, I finally got my first hole in one.The stage was at the New York Country Club on the 12th hole. It was 137 yards to the middle, but the flag was placed up front on a severe sloping part of the green.It palyed 106 to the pin.
It was a suckers pin because if you miss short, you will roll 20 yards off of the green and if you go too long, there are 2 tiers to putt downhill into the down hill cup placement.
So I went for it...lol I grabbed my sandwedge.
The swing was great and it sailed high landing just left of the cup. It spun back and to the right and rolled right into the cup. The kicker is that when I looked up I was momentarily blinded by the sun.It wasn't until my partners started yelling "it went in" that I realized my luck.
So, after buying lunch and beverages at the clubhouse (my tab, of course) I kept riding high until I got to work. We finished at 10 am...come to think of it, I'm still flying high. Cheers !