I was fortunate enough to play golf in 2019. After fighting cancer, again, in 2018, I was thrilled just to hit the links. I was able to play plenty and worked diligently getting my game back into shape. Missing almost a complete year really sets the dials back on many aspects of my game, and the short game was the worst. Having said that, I did have some great rounds and a few spectacular shots. One in particular stands out and I thought I would share.
My best shot of 2019 was not a hole out or a hole in one. It was a 245 yard 3 wood into the par 5 10th green at Osprey links. After shooting a lazy 4 over on the front nine, I was not expecting too much on the back. It seemed to be one of those days where my game was okay, but seemed to sub-par. That is until I prepared to hit my second shot on the 10th hole.
This downhill shot was a laser shot that never left the pin; that is until my ball landed in the grass bunker right in front of the green. (the dark grass color above) Then it popped up to the right and came to rest about 20 feet from the pin. This particular spot is challenging because I had to putt across a large slope. But hey, I was putting for eagle. So no complaints.
This particular 3 wood was pure. I hit the center of the club face and only skimmed the grass. The ball launched perfectly off my club face and felt like nothing. These are the best hits with my 3 wood and seem to only happen periodically. I reveled at the shot and knew it was something special.
I lipped out the eagle and walked off with a tap in birdie. Besides the beauty of the shot, it set up my back nine 4 under 31. It was my best back 9 of the season.
I did a quick poll and this is what respondents said about your best shot (I recommend you read the thread, the shots everyone made were amazing):
I am looking forward to 2020 and next year’s golf season. I hope to make many other shots to top last year’s best swing. Or with any luck match those of The Grateful Golfers who added to my question.
What was your best shot of 2019?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
4 thoughts on “Best Golf Shot in 2019”
Yesterday, a blind 8 iron shot, over a tall rough terrain hill, over two bunkers guarding the green, keeping the ball on the green, which slopes away from the side I was playing from.My playing partners gave me a thumbs up, they were on the fairway. Don’t ask what I was doing over there in the first place, but I missed the birdie, tapped in for par.
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Sounds like an awesome shot that actually saved you strokes. Wish I could have seen it.
Tough call. But this one kind of sticks out more for the flubbed shot afterwards than the great one that came first. On one of the easier courses I play on occasion I took aim off the tee at a traffic cone in the center of the fairway that marked a tiny patch of ground under repair where they had dug up the pipes for the sprinkler system. I hit the cone on the fly with my drive from about 260 yards out. The following shot was one of my luckiest of the year. After dropping because my ball had stayed in the fairway, I bladed my 5 iron but it ran right up onto the green anyway and left me an easy 2 foot uphill putt for eagle. That combination of shots was easier to remember than maybe a few that were better.
That is too funny. I would say it is easier to remember the two shots for sure. Sometimes it takes luck to be good. Thanks for sharing.