Definitely Weird...
Oddest Golf Moment/Story
By Kickntrue on 8/18/09
Open thread time- so feel free to share. What is the oddest/weirdest thing that has happened to you on the golf course?

I'm purposely leaving this very vague. Impress me.


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bducharm says:
Is this a family thread??? Ummmm, I have had "carnal knowledge" on the 10th tee at River Place CC....
8/18/09
 
skirchner says:
I bladed an 8 iron over the green. Hit a passing panel truck and bounced off the cart girl's cart and still made par!
8/18/09
 
jm32 says:
Was it odd that you had the knowledge or weird that you gained it there? I would think that would fall under the "coolest" heading.
8/18/09
 
kingwood hacker says:
I shanked a tee shot with my driver that hit a very small tree about 20 yards away, and came right back to me at which point I caught it. Never moved my feet. My dad and my best friend just stood there with their mouths open. Then my dad said, you caught it, so free mulligan, which is nice.
8/18/09
 
bducharm says:
Another one - saw a guy playing into a VERY strong headwind pop up a drive and have it end up 20 yards behind him. I looked at him and said "You're still away"...
8/18/09
 
brad6432 says:
My dad and I were playing a round in Arizona and were rounding a turn on a cart path with our cart. My dad trying to swerve, ran over a rattle snake that was trying to cross the path. The snake got caught up in the rear tire and flipped into the basket behind our seat. It wasn't happy to say the least, and it took us 10 - 15 minutes to get the nerve to snag a club and loop the snake and throw it. And yes, we let folks play through.
8/18/09
 
Kickntrue says:
I was golfing with a distant cousin at a wedding (who hasn't played in those rounds?). He's a non golfer- and on first tee the driver slips out of his hands into a lake over his left shoulder. Borrowed club. 1st time golfing in years. And we tell him he has to go get it. As he started to wade into the pond right in front of the clubhouse- we stopped him... but we never let him live it down. Still don't know about the driver...
8/18/09
 
Ward says:
a friend shanked a teeshot, hitting and stunning a duck

the duck rolled from the bank into the pond, and I had to fish it out with my 3 iron as it clearly was not not alert at that point

after a quick minute it got back to normal, but I did have to fish it out of the pond to stop it from drowning
8/18/09
 
mjaber says:
I was playing at a 9 hole course in Tempe. I joined up with a couple high school kids on the 3rd hole. On the 6th, a par 5, one of the guys topped his drive, sending it toward the "red" tee box, into a flock of birds. The ball caught one of the birds in the head. Sadly, the bird did not make it. I felt sorry for the guy.
8/18/09
 
Kickntrue says:
@ward- what did you do to @mjaber? something about a dead duck?
8/18/09
 
Typhoon says:
First before I share, I want everyone to know that i am not in the least proud or gloating over this. It was completely coincidental. Well i was hitting at my local club and was trying to straigten up my driver all day. during my swing I hear what sound like the slamming shut of a outdoor grill. which caused me to reset mid swing. it continued for a few more seconds and then stopped. I set up again and hit a really bad shot to the left of the course about 250 yards down. In a distance i hear a really loud Ooowwwww!!! I hit the lady with a golfball that was messing with the grill. I immediately went to see if she was ok. and she was but after i apologized the only thing she said to me( and rightfully so) "You are not getting your ball back!"
8/18/09
 
mjaber says:
First time I ever played golf, I was travelling on business. The guy I was travelling with got us setup in a condo on a golf course for 3 days with unlimited golf. We go onto the first tee, and I looked to the right about 30 yards down, and there was this big wooden fence. I said "I wonder why that fence is there". I proceed to smack my tee shot right off the fence. Had the fence not been there, I might have taken out someone barbecuing in their back yard.

Same trip. New hole. Stepped up to the tee, and the guy I was with decided a good spot would be over by the cart, which my back was facing as I addressed the ball. I caught the ball on the hosel, and the ball shot through my legs, and bounced off the golf cart.
8/18/09
 
ForeKris says:
I had a tee shot skip 4 times across a pond, and land in the fairway.

My wife (and her father, sitting in the cart next to her) got pelted with a sprinkler just has she was hitting her shot.
8/18/09
 
Lerxst says:
A friend and I were playing a best ball tournament, and on the 9th tee he took a "Im gonna kill the ball" swing with his driver - hit the ball and it went directly backwards about 20-30 yards. :O
8/18/09
 
NiceBallz says:
Reminds me of a post we did recently: niceballz.com/2009/08/17/golf-is-usually-unusual
8/18/09
 
Banker85 says:
caught a guy taking a dump on the 16th green. called the police he was arrested after his round! what a jackass.
8/18/09
 
falcon50driver says:
Previously reported, but still my wierdest. I'm putting from 20 feet North of the hole, my partner is chipping from 20 yards West. I would have missed by 2 feet, but his ball hit mine in motion, knocked it in the hole, his hopped once and jumped in the hole on top of mine. It was a birdie for me and a par for him.
8/18/09
 
falcon50driver says:
My friend hit a tee shot in the water fronting a par 3, second shot screamed across the green , hit a railroad tie used as a landscaping timber, rolls back into the hole.Everybody just looked at him and at the same time says "nice Par!"
8/18/09
 
activesense says:
Playing the par 4 eighth and finding myself left of the fairway 20 yards behind a few trees, I let go with my 3 iron in an effort to advance my position to the green. Having miscalculated, (or mis-hit more likely) my ball launched forward into one of the afforementioned trees and ricocheted back and to the left of the initial launch area, took one bounce and promptly rolled across the green and dropped in the hole... on the 2nd green. Needless to say, it made my 3rd shot difficult to play as it laid. Can I get a drop without penalty as the hole is man made?
8/18/09
 
Mookie says:
I was on the 16th tee at Falls Road GC, when I heard a guy yelling on the 15th fairway behind us. I stopped my swing and looked back between some evergreens and saw the guy running and yelling and waving an iron in the air. Then I saw the fox running from him, with a ball in it's mouth. Must have been a Titleist.
8/18/09
 
jrbizzle says:
My wife set me up to play golf with her friend's boyfriend while he was in town. I don' tknow him all that well, and was not thrilled about the idea. He shows up late for our tee time, and we get pushed back a couple groups. The first tee has a row of trees that extend from the left side of the tee box to about 100 yards out, then stop. He hits his tee shot and it slices out of sight behind the tree line. We are driving all over looking for his ball. The 2nd hole is a par 3 that has tees even with the 1st green, and plays right back alongside #1. While we are looking for his ball, the guys in front of us come up to the 2nd green and find his ball in the 2nd cup. Yep, he hit his tee shot on #1 into the cup on #2. It was pretty cool, definitely loosened me up for the round and actually had a good time. Not too long after that, the guy got dumped.
8/18/09
 
jrbizzle says:
Also - kind of on a tangent, but anyway - in college I used to play frisbee golf (it's free and keeps you in good shape for real golf). My buddy sent out his first toss on a long narrow hole and it sailed left and hit a tree. A branch fell from the tree with a squirrel "attached". Basically the squirrel got shocked so bad he was frozen holding on to the branch. We all laughed so hard we were crying. After about two minutes, the squirrel shook himself and ran away at lightning speed.
8/18/09
 
SingleDigits says:
I've hit the side of a big red barn 60 yards off the fairway (bad slice).

A number of years ago my wife and I were playing with her boss. He was a single digit handicap and we were both at least 20+. The one drive that my wife hit into the middle the fairway was stolen by a white cat. She teed the ball & drove it straight down the middle. As soon as the ball came to rest, the white cat came out of the bushes on the right rough, ran to ball, picked it up and then ran into the the bushes on the left rough. We were so stunned but my wife was able to make par with the replacement ball.
8/18/09
 
kyfrydan says:
At Crescent Hill GC in Louisville, KY, hole 7 is a 130 yd. par 3 up a 35% grade hill with a high tension power line about 50 feet up from the tee box. Local rules give you a do over if you hit it. The odds are pretty astronomical if you do. My father-in-law hit the wire three times in a row. I told him to just "throw it up the hill if you can't do any better than that!"
8/18/09
 
jbird899 says:
I was playing in a match when I was younger against a kid I didnt like very much and wanted to beat. We were EVEN going into 17 and he hit a low slice going for the woods (definately trouble). At that moment his coach came walking out of the woods to see how were doing. The ball took one hop and hit him in he head ricocheting his ball to the center of the fairway. He ended up making par, beating me on the hole, and tieing me on 18 to win.
8/18/09
 
jwilder78 says:
@jessehunt85
I think the thread should just end with your post, it wins. Dropping a deuce on the green beats a wacky bounce any day!
8/18/09
 
Bryan K says:
I think the best is the goose story. I like ducks. Ducks are awesome. Geese suck. They eat the fairway, they crap all over the place, and they are aggressive.

At any rate, on hole number two at my home course, my buddy (think Perry Ferrell without the glasses) shanks his second shot right into the middle of a gaggle of geese. As he tries to chase the geese away to go hit his ball, one of the geese decides that it doesn't want to be chased. It got on it's hind legs, started flapping its wings, and took off after my buddy. My buddy took off running, hopped in the golf cart, and went zooming down the fairway. Meanwhile, the goose was gaining on him....so just when the goose was about to overtake the cart, he jumped out (cart is still moving) and hit the ground running. Thankfully, the goose continued chasing the cart....and really unloaded on it when it finally caught up. Needless to say, when I hit my ball into geese now, I consider it unplayable and take a one stroke penalty.
8/18/09
 
jerdman says:
My friend landed a ball on the green on a short par 4 with his drive nearly hitting the group ahead of us while they were still putting. Two holes later the other guy in our group sliced one and hit a cart with someone in it that was waiting for us to tee off. On the approach shot for that same hole, the group ahead of us on a parallel hole shanked a drive that ricocheted off the cart with my friend in it that almost hit them in the first place and flew across our fairway almost hitting me. At that point I was almost rolling on the ground in laughter.
8/18/09
 
robbie.dejarnette says:
Playing my first round ever at NAS Atsugi, Japan while inport with the USS Nimitz on WestPac. From the 9th to get to 10, you go through a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, you either roll as far left as you dare up the side of the circular tunnel and turn sharply right up the cart path coming from 17 or you go straight and loop back to the 10th tee box. Well, my CO and XO were in a cart two ahead of mine with the XO driving. He slides left and almost gets all 4 wheels onto the curved portion of the tunnel and cuts it HARD right. He cuts it so hard that he winds up driving halfway up the other side of the tunnel, half in and half out, causing the cart to flip back and left with the CO being thrown toward us. Clubs are bent and broken, the roof of the cart is crushed, the windshield is in pieces and the XO is sitting there with a death grip on the steering wheel, covered in beer with a BIG grin on his face. Cost the XO $3800 to replace the cart and the COGÇÖs new clubs (used the first time this round).
8/18/09
 
cvargo says:
hit a goose on the fairway, still don't know what happened to that goose
8/18/09
 
KVSmith59 says:
a friend hits a ball to the right and into a small grove of trees. Has a chance to hit between some trees and make it back into the fairway. Instead hits a tree, ball flies backwards and hits him on the chin....had to have stitches..
8/18/09
 
Werepuppie says:
A friend and I were playing golf and he hit his tee shot on hole 1 and hit a very low line drive that went 50 yds and struck the womens tee marker,shattering it into 4 parts.Later that same day on hole 17 hit his tee shot dead left.it hit the sign describing the hole,deflected straight down the middle of the fairway about 200 yds,which was a far better tee ball than I hit.Curse the luck.
8/19/09
 
elhacker says:
About 25 years ago my buddies and I were playing Western Hills GC in Waterbury, CT. One of my buddies never played golf in his life and decided to come out with us and give it a try. On our last hole a par 3 about 60 or 70 yards my friend pulls out a driver. My other friend and I said, "What are you doing?" and laughed at him. He addresses the ball, taps it and it starts rolling down the hill. It rolled all the way down the hill onto the green and into the cup. A hole in one on his first outing. We started screaming about the hole in one and high fiving all over the place when the starter came over and said to us that we "Had to buy the bar." We were only 15 at the time and didn't have the $$$ to buy the bar but our friend got his name in the paper using a driver on the 60 yard 9th hole.
8/19/09
 
cotter17 says:
My friend was in a cart on the fairway while I waited for him on the green. I see him and the other guy in the cart (didn't know him) spinning the cart around and around. Both guys fly out and roll around on the ground. It looked like they were in pain, but also looked like they were acting (this was after quite a few beers. Turns out my friend broke his leg and required surgery to reapir his ankle. All this 5 weeks before his wedding. The wedding day golf outing has been canceled.
8/19/09
 
PingRhoda says:
I was playing a local course here about a month or 2 ago. Had a short par 3 and I figured the the 9 iron would play nicely. Thought I grabbed the 9 iron and hit a pure shot. Once the ball left the club face I knew it wasn't. Wound up I grabbed the 6 iron and thought I hit the ball onto the driving range behind the hole...Hit a second shot since I figured that ball would be a lost cause
8/19/09
 
PingRhoda says:
crap... hit submit on accident. Wound up the ball at a lower ball flight than I thought. Hit the tree behind the green and bounced to about a 6 inches off the green.
8/19/09
 
fhsbaseball21 says:
2 days ago i was playing a par 3 at my local course. I should tell you now, i was playing skins on this hole with a kid who had been getting lucky all day with shots.
My tee shot was mishit and headed for the rough behind a bunker. I would have had a good angle at the green if it wasn't for the stupid bunker rake which my ball hit causing my ball to go back in the bunker. my next shot was bladed into another holes fairway. my friend made par, so i knew i had to make this shot to half the hole. My shot hit off of a small branch, then nailed the flagstick and spun back in the hole for par! The money carried over to the next hole, which i won! haha
8/19/09
 
Kolt15 says:
Alright this happen today for high school golf try outs and im playing with this bad kid and on the 2nd hole he hits a tee shot hits the rock in front of us like 10 yards away and goes back over are head and hits a house behind us and at the same time loses the grip of his club and hits the house that is to the left of us hits a window and shatters!!!!!!!!!! Luckly no one was home!!!!!! good story huh????
8/19/09
 
jalsing says:
Teeing off on a par 4, on this hole the cart path cuts parallel across just in front of the tee box, it is lined with a log or pole or whatever. My partner skulls his drive, a worm burner which hits the top of said log, skies like 100 feet straight up and lands back on the tee box!
8/19/09
 
Oscar Bravo says:
Using a 5 wood, I hit my ball into the top of a tall oak tree. At impact, my ball made a weird squeaking noise and fell to the ground followed by a large fox squirrel. So, trees are made up of 90% air, 9% tree and 1% squirrel.
8/20/09
 
WaterAndSand says:
LOL @ 1% squirrel.

I've had some unusual ones, but the winner is probably about 6 years ago on my highschool team I had a 4 iron in on a par 4. The other guy from my team played his shot from a drive shanked right, while the two guys on the other team searched for one of their balls on the left, I was the only one in the fairway.

So I let her rip... It had been raining and I had worn spikes and had recent problem with foot slippage. I slip and somehow start to raise up in my swing as my balance is crumbling. I furiously top the ball and it pops DIRECTLY up hitting me SQUARE in the FOREHEAD!

After the jolt I laughed about it, and was thankful the other 3 players hadn't seen it, and wasted no time hitting my next shot, though I still had to explain why my two putt was actually for bogey.
8/20/09
 
onedollarwed says:
My ball was blown off a green at Delta View in Pittsburgh, CA. It was a highly elevated green over a ravine from the tee in a sort of mountainside wind tunnel. It rolled about 100yds away down a hill. I went and got it and put it back where it belonged and putted in for par. My partner the enlightend me on golf's stupidest rule.
8/23/09
 
tennesseeboy says:
I'm driving (in my car) down the road that parallels #8 at Harpeth Hills GC in Nashville. It's a very long (560 yards) par 5. In front of me I see a golf ball drop and start bouncing down the middle of the road. I slow down and watch as it just keeps bouncing right down the middle of the road. Finally, it starts bouncing to the right and hits something on the right shoulder of the road and kicks back on the course about 70 yards from the green. I wanted to stop and tell the guy who hit it, that he just hit a 500 yard drive. I didn't stop and I'm sure the guy never found the ball. If it was you, I'm sorry.
8/24/09
 
ibashdaily says:
I was playing with a stranger when we approached a par 3 with a large water hazard before the green. The man tops the ball, it skips twice, hops OVER the 6 foot bulkhead at the end of the hazard and rests less than 4 feet from the hole. A similar thing happened to me on a par 3 that had 2 small streams running through the middle of it. I top my first shot and the ball hits off of the concrete wall on the far side of the first stream, bounces off of the concrete wall lining the second stream and lands on the fringe. Luckiest shot I've ever hit.
8/24/09
 
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