Do you remember your best golf shot of 2018? You know that one stroke that was perfect in every way; including the results! I am sure you are going over that poetry in motion shot that garnered a chance at birdie, eagle or even an hole in one. It happens that this experience is now your go to golf story until you hit a better stroke. Although 2018 was a tumultuous year for me, I still remember my best shot as if it was yesterday!
I am not the only one thinking of my best shot, it appears that many of you are as well:
I have two special shots I remember from last year. The first was with my wedge and the second was with my driver. Both bring a smile to my face and I hope to duplicate or better both in 2019.
First, my wedge shot. It was my first time playing after my stem cell treatment and I was only playing chip shots around the green and putting. I was not physically strong enough to swing a club fully, but chipping and putting was a great place to start. This chip (probably my 3rd or 4th of the round) was 10 yards off the elevated green on the 9th hole at Osprey Links Golf Course. I used my 56 degree wedge to tuck my ball on the lip of the hole. And for those smarty pants, I made the putt!
The second shot etched in my memory is with my new Callaway Rogue driver. I rarely by new clubs, but I decided that this would be a gift to me after all the treatments last year. I have already described how I selected this new club in a previous blog.
The shot I remember was the first hit I made on the first tee after buying my new driver. It was straight as an arrow down the middle fairway. It was a good distance, but it never left the center of the short grass. The ball flight was perfect for my game and I was thrilled at watching my ball roll out to 260 yards!
I still can feel my elation of success from both these shots. It is that feeling I want to replicate next season because the feeling is causes such a strong memory.
We all hit great shots over the course of a golf season. However, there is always those one or two that stick in our minds the most. They offer a great feeling we always want to replicate and in 2019, I plan to be replicating machine!
What is your best shot of 2018?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!