Surprising Shots In Golf

Regardless of how much golf you play, everyone is surprised from time to time at one of their shots. In my case it comes out of the blue with no thought to how good this shot really was. Most of us consider it a lucky shot, but I would counter that thought with – did we not intent to sink the ball in the hole. The fact that we did should not be that much of a surprise……or should it?

Over the years I have made some fantastic shots. However, some were lucky and others were well intended. Either way, I was super surprised at the result of the shot. Let me give you two examples.

The first was a lucky shot that ended extremely well. From 240 yards away, I hit the top of the a post that guarded the front of the green. My ball bounced forward onto the green about 25 feet from the pin. I was putting for eagle. You can read the entire store, with pictures, at: Lucky Bounces In Golf!

My second example resulted in chipping in twice in a row, on the same hole, from the same spot, that were a week apart! Yup, it was a great feeling to chip in for birdie two weeks in a row. I used the same club both times and believe it or not, I was confident the second time around because of previous weeks success. I was very surprised at the time, but I guess I should not have been. You can get the entire story at: Deja Vu!

I could go on and on, however I think you get my point. There are shots like hitting the top of the post that are a complete surprise. Yet others, like my double chip in were intentional and I should not be surprise because I intended to make the shot. Regardless, I was elated with both shots and hope to replicate them again this year.

Before I sign off, I want to leave you with this video of an extremely surprising shot or was it:

What is one of your surprising shots?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

2 thoughts on “Surprising Shots In Golf

  1. No question, the most surprising for me was holing out for eagle on the same par 5 4 times last year. All 4 from within a few yards of each other at around 70 to 80 yards out on the right side of the fairway. All four were played the same way. 3 iron off the tee. 7 iron over a tall tree to cut the corner a bit, and a 70 percent gap wedge into the hole. All four times the pin was on the back, smallest tier of a three tiered green and all four landed on the slope just below the hole.

    The fairway on that hole wraps around a small lake in a dogleg left and I spent years trying to eagle it by going for the green on my second shot and never managed to get one though I had more than a few decent chances. Now I’ve got 4 eagles on the hole by taking the “safe” route around the lake. Unfortunately, they closed that course for good at the end of last summer so I won’t get another chance there.

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