KG’s Blog Post #96 – 4/2/11 10:20pm (My Top5 Golf Shots)
So, after my brilliant points of useless thoughts, it was suggested I rattle off my Top5 golf shots I’ve hit in my pro impersonation of a golfer. So, here they are…
#1: 208 yards to carry the 2nd tier at the Belfry in the ‘89 Ryder Cup match on the 18th hole against Jose Maria Canizares. 212 to the pin. We were even and I had my clique out. Monster nerves were ripping through my body, but I hit it perfect, high and right at it! It flew 207 1/2 and should have taken one hop and been stoney. It went straight up and somehow went backwards where I ended up with a 75 foot nightmare. I fired my first putt past about 12 feet and missed to lose the hole. To this day I don’t understand how this ended up on the wrong side of damn it. I will never forget Tom Kite saying right after I hit it that it was an unbelievable shot under the situation.
#2: Canadian open, 3rd round at Glen Abby – the last hole is a par5 with a stupid tiny green. I had 235 to the front and 250 to the hole. It’s straight over water and I pulled out driver (which was dumb as dumb) this was back when it was very hard to hit driver off the deck. I hit it perfect and somehow got it really high in the air which was weird for me. It landed soft and on the green – birdie and I won the event.
#3: The 16th at the International on Sunday and I was tied for the lead and again spitting out dry hair balls. I flushed a 6-iron to about 12 feet and made the putt and birdied the next hole to win.
#4: This next one was not in a tournament but it was scary good. The 18th hole at Ridgewood is a par5 and I hit my drive into the fairway bunker. I elected to hit driver out of the bunker and hit it on the green from 255 yards out. It was just awesome.
#5: This next one is not even on the golf course and was way back in the early 80’s when we had persimmon drivers. My friends and I had just come out of the El Dorado bar, and yes we were a tad above the limit. I pulled out my Louis Suggs driver and put a ball on 2 quarters and aimed it at the brick warehouse about 200 out. I hit an absolute bullet and did not hit the pavement! Pure ball, on top of that the game was to hit the warehouse and get the ball to comeback. The ball came right back to me. I’ve been known has a good fairway wood player back then and I promise you at that time or now there is only one other who could have pulled that off.
Well, those are the 5 shots that stand out for me in my world known has Green.
Be good my friends,