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I’m going with second shots into par 5’s, thinking back over the years these seem to stick in my memory as favourites or most memorable

 

Fwiw, best shot I ever hit, 20 years ago, was a TiSi tec 5w over a lake from 258

 

yesterday, I had two otherworldly fairway wood approaches in the same round, my buddies were going on about them afterwards

 

one was my 5w from 246 on a 550 yarder, draw to back fringe, 12 footer, missed, no aqua greenside.  I rarely reach this green.

 

second eye opener was a 7 wood from 226 to our island green thirteenth, a very high draw to 9 feet.  My +4 cap bud convinced me to go 7w vs 5w.   ( Of course, he waxed me by six with a tidy 67.)

 

Anyways, missed both putts …. Arghhhhh

 

Side notes: having a 13g backweight in the 5w and a 16g in the 7w has really made these two clubs perform as of late … I have a 10g in the driver

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Stuffing a wedge inside 5 feet is what I chase. 

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Long Irons: Ping Zings 2 Iron, 3 Iron 

Hybrid: Nike Slingshot 5 (26 degrees)

Iron Sets Cleveland Blacks 2012 5 To 9 or Wilson Staff Goosenecks 1988 4 to PW Or Hogan Redline's 1988 4 to E (no 7)

Wedges: Almost always  Mizuno T22 (45/05) ,1969 Fluid Feel PW (52 degrees)  , 80s Wilson BeCu (54 degrees),  60s Wilson Sandy Andy

Sometimes: 60s Ben Hogan Sure Out , 69 Wilson Staff Fluid Feel 8 Iron at PW length , 1958 Reissue Wilson Staff SW (55) , Ping Eye 2 Green Dot W (50)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Marxman Blade or various older Ping blades. 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, JetSpeed79 said:

Hard to beat the feeling of a flushed iron but I really love those 50-60 yd partial wedge shots. Lots of options/creativity involved and just so satisfying when the planning and execution come together. 

Flight one down (likely with a vintage wedge in my case) , make the putt and feel like hero. 

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Woods: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Spoon, TaylorMade RBZ 5 Wood

Long Irons: Ping Zings 2 Iron, 3 Iron 

Hybrid: Nike Slingshot 5 (26 degrees)

Iron Sets Cleveland Blacks 2012 5 To 9 or Wilson Staff Goosenecks 1988 4 to PW Or Hogan Redline's 1988 4 to E (no 7)

Wedges: Almost always  Mizuno T22 (45/05) ,1969 Fluid Feel PW (52 degrees)  , 80s Wilson BeCu (54 degrees),  60s Wilson Sandy Andy

Sometimes: 60s Ben Hogan Sure Out , 69 Wilson Staff Fluid Feel 8 Iron at PW length , 1958 Reissue Wilson Staff SW (55) , Ping Eye 2 Green Dot W (50)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Marxman Blade or various older Ping blades. 

 

 

 

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Just now, Maine Golfer said:

Flight one down (likely with a vintage wedge in my case) , make the putt and feel like hero. 

Yeah it really brings together all factors:

wind/flight

which way it will bounce or kick 

check vs rollout

break on the green

 

It’s a shot that kind of has everything and is pure finesse. It’s just a lot of fun. 

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2 minutes ago, JetSpeed79 said:

Yeah it really brings together all factors:

wind/flight

which way it will bounce or kick 

check vs rollout

break on the green

 

It’s a shot that kind of has everything and is pure finesse. It’s just a lot of fun. 

Growing up , my parents had a old farm house and a lot of land. I basically had a pitch and putt course (no "real" greens) and would just hit the hell out of my wedges, its always been the most fun for me. 

Woods: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Spoon, TaylorMade RBZ 5 Wood

Long Irons: Ping Zings 2 Iron, 3 Iron 

Hybrid: Nike Slingshot 5 (26 degrees)

Iron Sets Cleveland Blacks 2012 5 To 9 or Wilson Staff Goosenecks 1988 4 to PW Or Hogan Redline's 1988 4 to E (no 7)

Wedges: Almost always  Mizuno T22 (45/05) ,1969 Fluid Feel PW (52 degrees)  , 80s Wilson BeCu (54 degrees),  60s Wilson Sandy Andy

Sometimes: 60s Ben Hogan Sure Out , 69 Wilson Staff Fluid Feel 8 Iron at PW length , 1958 Reissue Wilson Staff SW (55) , Ping Eye 2 Green Dot W (50)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Marxman Blade or various older Ping blades. 

 

 

 

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The knockdown 64* from 40-50 yards, as others have said above, is for sure another favorite 

 

you can almost hear and feel it spinning 

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Like others have said knock down wedge shots are #1 for me as well. Very close second would be flushing a long iron. 

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Hitting 2i, 3i and 4i shots. 

 

A month back, while laughing, on #18, hit a smelly 225 yd drive.  Leave was 195yds to back pin, into a breeze; pond fronting the whole left side of an elongated green, and OB all down the right side from my ball.  The landing area short of green is 20+yds wide and uphill.

 

Using new T100 23° 4 iron, hit the pur-dee-ist -ProV1x, dead straight at the pin, carried to green apron, chipped to 3' saved Par.  Damn, I love this game.

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19 minutes ago, Pepperturbo said:

Hitting 2i, 3i and 4i shots. 

 

A month back, while laughing, on #18, hit a smelly 225 yd drive.  Leave was 195yds to back pin, into a breeze; pond fronting the whole left side of an elongated green, and OB all down the right side from my ball.  The landing area short of green is 20+yds wide and uphill.

 

Using new T100 23° 4 iron, hit the pur-dee-ist -ProV1x, dead straight at the pin, carried to green apron, chipped to 3' saved Par.  Damn, I love this game.

 

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I go for the sucker pin, laugh at myself and chip again lol 

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Woods: TaylorMade RBZ Tour Spoon, TaylorMade RBZ 5 Wood

Long Irons: Ping Zings 2 Iron, 3 Iron 

Hybrid: Nike Slingshot 5 (26 degrees)

Iron Sets Cleveland Blacks 2012 5 To 9 or Wilson Staff Goosenecks 1988 4 to PW Or Hogan Redline's 1988 4 to E (no 7)

Wedges: Almost always  Mizuno T22 (45/05) ,1969 Fluid Feel PW (52 degrees)  , 80s Wilson BeCu (54 degrees),  60s Wilson Sandy Andy

Sometimes: 60s Ben Hogan Sure Out , 69 Wilson Staff Fluid Feel 8 Iron at PW length , 1958 Reissue Wilson Staff SW (55) , Ping Eye 2 Green Dot W (50)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG Marxman Blade or various older Ping blades. 

 

 

 

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Ooohhh several. Flushing any Mizzy iron center club. Successfully reading and sinking a long, double breaking putt. Visualizing and then actually hitting a draw or cut drive around a 90* dogleg. 

 

But if I had to pick my absolute favorite, it would be that oldie but goodie - holing it out from the sand. There's something that's just almost inexpressibly satisfying about it.

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I got a little addicted to flop shots last year. Some actually worked. 

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Perfectly clipped 60 that comes in low with tons of spin.

 

A shot that has to be shaped a certain direction like around trees.

 

Well struck knockdown that cuts through the wind. 

 

Lag putt from long range with lots of break to tap in range.

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1 hour ago, TLUBulldogGolf said:

Perfectly clipped 60 that comes in low with tons of spin.

 

A shot that has to be shaped a certain direction like around trees.

 

Well struck knockdown that cuts through the wind. 

 

Lag putt from long range with lots of break to tap in range.

Just hit the knockdown into the wind on a par 3. The shot would have been the perfect 7 iron but the shaft broke a few days earlier. Hit the knockdown 6 to a few feet out of necessity. Didn't think I'd pull it off as I don't have time practice it but damn did it feel good.

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Working a ball around a tree from a lie close to the tree, and hitting the green.  Every time I pull it off I play it cool on the outside like, yup, do it all the time.  Inside I’m freaking the f*** out cause I pulled it off with witnesses, lol.

 

Ive had a couple in the last few years that I had to move 20-30 yards with big ol’ sling hooks that rolled up to birdie distance.  My favorite shots no doubt.

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15ft off the green in a fluffy Bermuda lie to a short sided pin, maybe 6 feet from edge of green.  Open up a 60, ball off the front foot and weight all the way forward.   Just a soft handed flop with no spin.  Ball lands on fringe and rolls out to a foot.   Guy says "wow that was a pro shot"

 

230 yards to green in some pine straw off the right side of the fairway. Stymied behind a patch of small trees.  Hit a punch cut 3 wood to about 5 feet.  I swear, this is the best shot I've ever hit.  Just dead flushed.  Missed the putt like a real jerk.

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Specialty shots are fun no doubt, but I think the best shot in golf is an absolutely dead flush fairway wood or long iron that just never leaves the pin. It's always fun to see how close they are gonna get.

 

The second (close tie) is more ego based but when I'm playing with others, especially people I haven't played with before, and completely nut a drive with ~125mph clubhead speed, the reactions one gets make it one of the most fun shots to hit. People go wild if they haven't seen something like that before. One dude I got paired up with once was a line cook that kept slamming fireball from his bag and he kept hollering and calling me "my lil Bryson"

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My favorite is great recovery shots after bad drives. Threading a punch shot through 4-5 trees to roll the ball up near/on the green. Also, being on the wrong side of the treeline, having to open the face and unload a iron over the trees onto the green from 150yds out.  There is no hitting the ball back into the fairway and taking your medicine in my play. You go up and over the tree if its in your way 😂 Its led to some amazing shots.

 

I have had a lot of experience in these situations, especially when I was younger slicing my drives all over. I got reaaaaally good with recovery shots and it forced me to be a very creative golfer. Don't need them much anymore, but I like knowing the trick shots are still in the bag if needed.

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2 hours ago, elwhippy said:

A greenside bunker shot off a downhill lie. 

Bonus points if water behind the pin

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Two: Like some have mentioned I really love a long fairway wood onto a par 5 green. So sexy when you rip one and its perfect.

 

I also really like a Macgyver type shot from a bad spot that works out great.  Yesterday I pulled off a low runner with a fairway wood from the trees that ended up 5 feet from the pin. 

 

Sadly my punch out game gets a lot of work. Its practically Tour level.

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