Tell us your crazy Par Stories

kozubskozubs Members Posts: 275 ✭✭
Here's a funny par I made one time in my club championships.



Par 5. I flaired my drive right and it looked like it went OB. I re-teed and washed my provisional in the pond on the left. Oh well, at least I get a drop.

We find my first just in bounds. Now i'm in deep rough blocked out by huge maples. Instead of punching out sideways I try for a 30 yard cut miracle shot to advance it further. I'm aimed right at the parking lot. The only cut a little. It landed on grass but we lost site of it because it flew over a small hill. I start to walk away and one of my playing partners reminds me that the PL is OB and I should hit another provisional. I try the same shot and this one works, bends around the trees and ends up in the fairway about 200 yards up.



I start walking to my provisional, and my playing partners find my first shot just inside the OB again by the PL on the left buried in the rough. I'm about 40 yards left and short of the green. I knock it onto the green and two put par. One of my partners asks in disbelief if I just pared which I had.



I hit two provisionals, 1 ball in the water and was as far left and as far right as I could be and walked away with par. That hole was a big topic of discussion afterwards in the 19th.
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  • BloomBloom Members Posts: 135 ✭✭
    I'm sure many other's have done this, but I did the old 'knock it OB on a par 5, and still got par" thing. I just remember mine as it was in a match play event and my partner thought he had the hole wrapped up. I think I pi**ed him off image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • Twism86Twism86 Members Posts: 416 ✭✭
    edited Jun 12, 2018 #3
    Nothing too crazy for me, but maybe a little annoying and exciting at the same time.



    Par 5: Solid 160yrd+ tee shot over a pond with a big tree and creek right of the landing area and trees to the left. Then it dog legs right. Driver is mostly out of play unless you are dead accurate, otherwise trouble awaits left and right.

    I choose a lazy 3i shot, thin the **** thing and plunk it in the water short of the shoreline. The drop zone is basically right on the other side of the pond but not with a good angle (large tree right prevents a full shot). I skip one into the fair way and then take my 4th shot near the green. Take out my gap wedge and chip one right into the hole! Had I cleared the pond it would have been a chip in birdie, but with the penalty I had to settle for a chip in par. Still pretty cool for me!
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  • ESPESP ClubWRX Posts: 634 ClubWRX
    Par 5. Tee shot goes in fairway bunker on right side of hole. Over cook my second shot to the left and it comes to rest nearly touching a tree trunk. The only play is to hit it backwards and not likely get out of the tree row or hit a left handed shot to the fairway, so I turned my wedge over (toe down) and hit a 30 yard left handed punch shot that comes to rest in a divot. Thin my fourth shot out of the divot over the green. I'm left with a 10 yard pitch from heavy rough to a short pint with a severe slope away from me with no chance of leaving it close and proceed to hole the shot!
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  • Gilmore-HappyGilmore-Happy Members Posts: 98 ✭✭
    Lol like everyone else so far, mine is a par 5 story. This particular par 5 is one you can gamble on if you hit it far enough. There is a big pond directly in front of the tee box that is just over 300 yards to carry. The most common way to play the hole is to hit down the fairway that runs along the left side of the pond. I usually can carry the pond but on this day I didn't catch all of it and dumped it at least 10 yards short in the water. I tee another, hit 3 wood down the left on a rope. I had 200 downwind for my 4th. I flushed a 7 iron to about 6 inches and tapped in for par. When I got back in the cart my buddy just looked at me and said "You make me sick." haha
  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers Posts: 7,714 ✭✭
    i made a par once by hitting it in the drink, re-teeing and hitting my 4th from the fairway and holed it.

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  • AlmostscratchonceAlmostscratchonce Members Posts: 187 ✭✭
    Hole in 3. Pulled a 4 iron that hit left side of green and kicked O.B. Re-teed & holed it for par.
  • fillwelixfillwelix Members Posts: 1,271 ✭✭
    gioguy21 wrote:


    i made a par once by hitting it in the drink, re-teeing and hitting my 4th from the fairway and holed it.




    Did the exact same thing in a high school tourney
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  • MIgolferMIgolfer Members Posts: 10
    Like Mr. Hagen says, 3 bad shots and 1 good = Par every time...



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  • jaygweenjaygween Members Posts: 218 ✭✭
    edited Jun 12, 2018 #10


    Lol like everyone else so far, mine is a par 5 story. This particular par 5 is one you can gamble on if you hit it far enough. There is a big pond directly in front of the tee box that is just over 300 yards to carry. The most common way to play the hole is to hit down the fairway that runs along the left side of the pond. I usually can carry the pond but on this day I didn't catch all of it and dumped it at least 10 yards short in the water. I tee another, hit 3 wood down the left on a rope. I had 200 downwind for my 4th. I flushed a 7 iron to about 6 inches and tapped in for par. When I got back in the cart my buddy just looked at me and said "You make me sick." haha




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  • Ty_WebbTy_Webb New YorkMembers Posts: 3,031 ✭✭
    When I got my first handicap playing my first 18 hole round. Sixth hole par 4 404 yards. Sliced my drive in the woods and it hit a tree plum square and bounced out in the fairway. Hit a 3 wood and sliced it in the woods and it hit a tree square again and bounced out in the fairway. Sliced my third shot which hit another tree by the green and bounced out onto the front edge of the green. Holed about a 40 footer for a par. Shot 106 for a 35 handicap. Nice...
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  • 596596 Lakeland, FLMembers Posts: 3,655 ✭✭
    Trust me this was a friend.



    Tee shot, dead right, 150 yards into a tree. Second shot, dead solid top to 15 yards, third shot is a screaming line drive left 180 yards, under a cart, into a groove of tees, hits a tree root, bounces right, around a trap, onto the fringe. Fourth shot is a sculled screaming chip at 100mph dead into the flag stick and drops for a par!!
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,364 ✭✭
    Pulled a tee shot into trees, spit out to fairway, pulled approach into trees, spit onto fairway, pulled re-approach into trees, hits rocks bounces to front of highly elevated & pitched green. Up hill, double break putt of 30 feet. Have to aim several feet off of hole. Drain for par.
  • Shifty76Shifty76 Members Posts: 349 ✭✭
    Opening par 5 on my home course:



    Tee shot hooked into left bunker. Bunker shot off the toe 20 yards forwards, 60 yards sideways into the trees on the other side of the fairway.

    3rd shot from trees catches a branch and drops in the rough alongside the trees, still 180 yards out.

    4th shot hit a 5 iron but never even saw it off the club due to trees whipping back in my face. Felt like I made decent contact though, and playing partners said it's "up there" towards the green.

    Get up there and it's on the fringe 30 ft from the hole. Putt from the fringe and drain it.



    Had another one I had no business making par on during league play.

    Very sharp dogleg right hole, the dogleg right climbs a very steep hill. If you can carry 250 you can cut the corner to drive the green.

    I can't (well, I fluked it once) so chose to lay up. Unfortunately, my "safe" lay up went right into the middle of all the trees. Somehow found it on the big upslope and managed to get back out on the fairway on my first attempt. 120 out I hit a wedge to 4 ft then made the putt for par.

    The guy I was playing drove the green and 3 putted, but I got a stroke on that hole so ended up winning it. He wasn't impressed.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,355 ✭✭
    150 yard par 3 to an island green. Chunked my tee shot into the water. Teed it up again. In the hole for a par. My brother holed a 40 footer for birdie and I didn’t even win the hole.



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  • DK<80DK<80 Members Posts: 272 ✭✭
    edited Jun 12, 2018 #16
    Can't remember any from my history as one that stands out.....but had a good one this last week.



    Par 5 of course.



    Topped my tee shot into some dirt about 50 yards forward. Topped my second shot from the dirt. Topped the next one down the right side of the fairway to 145 out. Pretty upset by now and it was a hot day so the ball was going deep.....I hit my PW to 30 feet pin high. Drained the putt.
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  • caniac6caniac6 Members Posts: 2,814 ✭✭
    Hit a ball into a creek on a par 3. Reteed, and canned the next one.
  • AutomaticTwoDownAutomaticTwoDown Two down after two, time to get to work Members Posts: 431 ✭✭
    During a 2-man best ball tournament I hit an ugly hook on a par 3 that came to rest a foot from a fence. I’m right handed, but had a lefty club in my bag as I had been been practicing left-handed the previous weekend. Pulled the lefty 8-iron, chipped to 6 feet and sunk the putt for par.



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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,581 ✭✭
    I pulled a drive so far right that i was off the course, next to a shed where they store agricultural equipment and the ball sitting next to a tractor. I hit a 7 iron over trees back onto the fairway and then got up and down with a wedge.



    What made this all the more impressive is i was playing in a 2-man tournament that i didn't want to pull out of, so i played with a pinched nerve in my back that i had hurt that week. My playing partner was picking up balls out of the hole for me.
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  • MarkripMarkrip Boss fan 62 Members Posts: 1,614 ✭✭
    Par 5 that was plus 600 yards. Slice my tee shot to within a foot of being OB. Used an iron and got back to the fairway. Still had about 400 yards to go. I hit two 3W back to back and managed to get on the lower tier of a two tier green. The hole is on the upper section about 40/45 feet away and hole the putt.
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  • mcputtermcputter Members Posts: 947 ✭✭
    Many years ago in a tournament: par 4, hit my tee shot to the right of the fairway, I'm about 180 yards out and need to draw the ball around a large tree that's about 40 yards ahead of me. Well, I pulled my second shot and as I followed thru I hear a muted thump. Fearing the worst I look up, didn't see the ball for a milli-second and then I see the ball still rising but headed about 80 yards right of the green. Then to my disbelief the ball started curving left, came into the green at about a 30 degree angle landed next to the pin and rolled about 25 past the hole to the back left of the green, and I two-putted for par. I'd skimmed the right edge of the tree which sent it off to the right, but the gear effect gave it just the right amount of hook spin.
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  • JackalJackal Members Posts: 530 ✭✭
    I was on a par 5. My first tee shot went OB.

    My second went in a fairway bunker. From the bunker it landed about 40 yards from the pin.

    The approach shot slammed into the cup.

    No green and rattled the flag for par.
  • twidenertwidener TWidener Members Posts: 118 ✭✭
    In a qualifying round back in college I hit a big hook on my second shot into a pond in front of the 17th green. When I walked up closer to the green I saw a ball half buried in some mud that was above the water. This mud was about 15 feet out in the pond. It was early November and the water was cold but I took off my shoes and socks and waded out to the mud. It was my ball. I had a wedge with me and hit it like a sand shot. I didn't see where the ball went due to the flying mud but my playing partner told me it was on the green. I put my shoes and socks on and made about a 40 foot putt for my par. That par saved my round.
  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er Members Posts: 502 ✭✭
    Was playing a short devilish 140 yard par 3 into the wind. Hit a 9 iron that got caught up in the wind and dropped just short into thick fescue/bushes (hazard) just short of the green. Switched to an 8 iron and proceeded to chunk three balls right into the middle of the hazard. Finally, out of frustration, took a six iron and blasted one over the green. Found the first ball in the bottom of a bush and played a full swing explosion to 2 inches. Easy tap-in par... image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
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  • spacefingerspacefinger Members Posts: 30
    Par 4 -

    First tee shot into hazard

    Drop 2

    Hitting 3 from box, slightly push drive about 320yds



    Hole out from 126



    Nice par!
  • hell_is_chromehell_is_chrome Members Posts: 983 ✭✭
    Local course, no longer open, on top of the former county landfill.



    Half topped my tee shot.

    Pure 3 metal up the left side that had to have hit a rock, bounced right, rolled up gap between bunkers to 5 feet.

    Missed the 5 footer.
  • SnapHooker_605SnapHooker_605 Members Posts: 794 ✭✭
    I have two that I can remember vividly.



    1. A short par 4 in a high school tournament. I push my drive so far right the group on the next tee couldn't even hear it land. Land my next one on the green, make a par putt. My teammate was excited because he though I had an eagle (typically on that hole, the guys on the next tee box can hear it go out of bounds, mine was so far right they had no idea.)



    2. Two weeks ago I hit a great drive on a par 5, had about 220 left to the pin. Wacked a house on the right side of the green after my usual draw/hook decided to not show up. My next shot ended up 5 feet from the pin and made a par.



    Both times I was not sure whether to be super excited or mad at myself. Either way, I will remember them.
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,670 ClubWRX
    Two come to mind.



    The first is in a high school tournament. 9th hole, par 3 to an elevated and heavily bunkered green. The hole played about 170 and I hit the ball so far right that I had 205 going into the green. Seriously. Hit a 4 iron to a foot and made the putt.



    Second one comes from when the days when we used to gamble for $100/hole. Won the first 6 holes and was up $600. Second shot to a par 4 found a watery grave. My friend laughed and said he was finally going to win a hole. Dropped and then holed a wedge for par. Turned to my friend and said "That's a Dave Pelz 4." My friend said **** Dave Pelz.



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  • Gilmore-HappyGilmore-Happy Members Posts: 98 ✭✭
    jaygween wrote:



    Lol like everyone else so far, mine is a par 5 story. This particular par 5 is one you can gamble on if you hit it far enough. There is a big pond directly in front of the tee box that is just over 300 yards to carry. The most common way to play the hole is to hit down the fairway that runs along the left side of the pond. I usually can carry the pond but on this day I didn't catch all of it and dumped it at least 10 yards short in the water. I tee another, hit 3 wood down the left on a rope. I had 200 downwind for my 4th. I flushed a 7 iron to about 6 inches and tapped in for par. When I got back in the cart my buddy just looked at me and said "You make me sick." haha




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    Agreed
  • NaptimeNaptime Members Posts: 618 ✭✭
    My "that was a gift" pars are usually sandies on a par 3s.
  • bcawley01bcawley01 Members Posts: 172 ✭✭
    Medium length par 4, maybe 375 with houses down the left. Set up down the left side of the fairway hoping to play a nice cut back toward the middle. Instead, I hit a dead pull hook that is going right at a house, surely going to be OOB. However by some miracle, my ball bounced off a roof and came to rest back in the middle of the fairway about 160 from the green. Played on and then 2 putted for par. The rest of the hole was pretty normal but the drive is one of the craziest shots I've ever hit.
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