That one damn hole, how to get rid of it....

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Happened again today for the second week in a row.
Last week it was a ball in the trees with an attempted easy exit only to hit it off a tree branch into an unplayble lie resulting in a 9 on a long par 4.
Today going round until our 16th par 5 at +5 gross looking at a decent card when my drive was tweaked slightly left but in no danger whatsoever, just out of view due to being off the very back sticks and hitting downhill. I got down to find another 4ball heading up the other fairway but no sign of my ball. The ball was only out of the sleeve 1 hole ago and Ive never lost a ball down there before though there are a couple of trees and grass 1-2 inches taller than the fairway. Had to go back up the hill, hit again, which incidentally ended up in the same place approximately but found it easily, had to play down the other fairway and because of a rubbish approach shot hit weak took another 9.
Its not a subconscious thing as I really didnt do anything wrong with my original drive but it frustrates the life out of me when it happens on a good card, just like last week. Even with the 9 on my card I scored an 81 and this wont change my handicap as its within the buffer zone. So many good shots today bar a bad par 3 teeshot and this par 5 debacle, I just wanted to go back out round again.
~Anyone else have fun(!) today?
 

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9 over after 5, 2 OB'S on first 3 holes and another behind a tree, game started coming together after 7th hole only to put one in the water. Shot 88 should have been much much better. Still it beats work any day of the week.
All started when a 4 ball let me have the honour on the first, tried to get out of their way and rushed a bit.
 

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78 today on a par 69. Could have been under par if it weren't for my inate ability to hit clubhouses out of bunkers or flub chips that most people would hole out! Aaaarrrrggghhhh. First medal of the year coming up on Wednesday. Who knows what might happen!
 

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Ive done that a while back in the winter, green was 40 yards away, clubhouse was another 40 through the green and using a sandwedge managed to hit the double storey building mid way up just missing the glazed facia!
Did you wince as soon as you realised it was heading at glass john? It scared the life out of me as there were people behind some of ours but luckily hit above and bounced back down almost onto the green, chip and putted out for a par 4! haha.
 

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Brendy,

I was already reaching into my pocket to see how much money I had to pay for the repair by the time the ball left the clubface.

Was playing at my neighbouring club, Kilspindie GC, for the first time and I had been playing ok except for 3 flubbed chips earlier in the round.

The last hole is a tight 253 yard par four back to the clubhouse. Went for the green with the 5 wood but ended up just short with a bunker to negotiate. Flubbed my chip into it then came the "squeaky bum" moment.

Clubhouse just beyond the green, I skulled my bunker shot, and it shot straight for the onlooking masses behind the main window. My heart stopped!

Luckily it bounced off the path, flew up like a missile, hit the roof, rolled back down it, hit the path again bounced off the adjoining wall and started to head for the green again. It stopped just short. The resulting chip just missed the hole! Just your average bogie.

My pals were creasing themselves.
 

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I wasn't playing great by the time I got to the 7th yesterday and so a good score was already out of reach. I pushed a 3 wood into the rough and faced with a deep lying ball decided to take my medicine like a good mid-handicapper leaving a hybrid into the green and a chance of a par putt or at worse a 5 (nett 4 and 2 points).

Played out nicely into a great lie. Took the hybrid out and knew the green was and ideal distance away. No need to do anything except hit it.

Did just that. Hit it. Unfortunately I managed to only make contact with the upper part of the ball and topped it into the ditch/stream about 30 yards in front of me. Drop out and playing 5. Missed the green and unsurprisinly my point saving chip barely scared the green let alone the hole for a big fat blob.

Sadly the round failed to improve after that!
 

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The 4th at Shotts is my Nemisys at the moment. It is a bugger of a hole and is in Sky Sports top 100 holes but I have only managed one bogie and several doubles at it this season. I am thinking of trying the '7 IRON' appraoch..... Tee off= 7 iron, second shot= 7 iron, chip shot= 7 iron ..... putt with ????? putter obviously
 

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I have major problems with the last 4 holes on my course, if I don't have a score by the end of 14 I am in trouble. Had a really good day on Saturday and had 36 points after playing 14 only managed another 4 over the next 4. 4 points represents a good return for me on these holes. The week before I managed a big fat zero return.
Wouldn't mind but according to stroke index they are some of the easiest on the course being 10, 14,16 and 18 respectively.
 

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Used to always struggle on the 12th @ Alford GC - a relatively easy par 3, about 160-180yds or so depending on pin position. There is a big tree short & left of the freen, which I often referred to as being a ball magnet.

Never had much of a draw or hook with the mid irons, but for some reason on that hole I always ended up under the tree. Got over this problem by changing clubs. Instead of using a 7 iron I moved to Newmachar GC!! Much better - didn't end up under the tree any more.
 

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Used to always struggle on the 12th @ Alford GC - a relatively easy par 3, about 160-180yds or so depending on pin position. There is a big tree short & left of the freen, which I often referred to as being a ball magnet.

Never had much of a draw or hook with the mid irons, but for some reason on that hole I always ended up under the tree. Got over this problem by changing clubs. Instead of using a 7 iron I moved to Newmachar GC!! Much better - didn't end up under the tree any more.

Genius!...if a little drastic :cool:
 

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Mine is our 7th-par 4 401 yds index 2-problem is the tee shot-out of bounds right water front left and large trees left making the driving area look tight-after so mant problems i started using 5 iron off the tee and then 5 wqood for my second shot,-slow but surely my confidence on this hole is returning.
 
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