Ping G400 Max, 8-degrees, tour stiff
Mizuno JPX900 Forged ironsPing G400 5-woodTaylormade Spider bladeSrixon Z Star
Knee Deep Breaking Bud IPA
Yesterday, par 5 5th hole. Good drive, good layup, thinned my approach over the back of the green. Ball winds up down a steep slope about 15 yards, I can only see the tip of the flag which is about 10-15 feet from the back fringe. My shot back onto the green has to go under some branches, so I've got a pretty narrow horizontal slot, I can't throw it up high and stop it. Past the flag there's another 10-15 feet of level ground, then the green slopes steeply to another level, then a false front dumps back onto the fairway. My plan was to punch a wedge into the top of the hill, figuring that either it would hop over and stay on the green or at least stop on top clear of the tree. I missed a foot high, and as the ball sailed over the crest of the hill I thought, "Well, that's gone." Then a roar of laughter came from the (invisible to me) green. When I trudged back up the hill, I found two of my playing partners doubled over, the third walking off the green toward the fairway, my ball lying two feet from the cup with a tee stuck right next to it. The partner walking after his ball had stuck his appoach, and was standing there watching smugly as my fourth shot came sizzling over the edge of the green and center punched his ball, stopping dead as a cue ball while his went bounding off. A classic case of backstopping, I can see why it's such a problem on tour.
No harm, he replaced his ball and birdied, I bought him a beer at the turn.
i made a par once by hitting it in the drink, re-teeing and hitting my 4th from the fairway and holed it.