Originally Posted by Screwball
Haha, yeah I meant Walden Ponds, not Walen. My buddy definitely hit a house too on 17. We gave him pretty much grief over it, I can't imagine what we'd say if he hit 4.
And if you're hitting your irons that far, you probably had no more than a mid iron left for your second on that short 460ish Par 5 on the front (6th hole I think?). Assuming, of course, your ball wasn't on Rt. 4 somewhere.
I remember that hole, and if I'd have had a good tee shot, then I wouldn't have had much more than maybe an 8 or 9-iron remaining to the green. But I know my tee shot was lousy on that hole.
In fact, that may have been the hole where I drilled two houses on consecutive shots. I remember there were two holes where Route 4 went alongside the left. On one of the holes, houses lined the right side, and on the other hole there was a bunch of rough/trees on the right side before the houses.
Anyway, on the hole with the houses on the right side and Route 4 on the left, I nailed a house on the tee shot. Then I took a stroke, dropped in the right rough, and promptly nailed another house on my approach shot.
And that was about the point where I pretty much picked up my ball on that hole.
The thing with my golf game is my wildness and penalty strokes just destroys my score. On a typical day, I'll shoot in the mid 90s with that score including at least a half dozen penalty strokes, sometimes more. If I could actually keep my ball in play for an entire round, I'd shoot mid to high 80s more often than not. Heck, even when I do manage to keep my ball in play, I'm still toiling around in trees, trying to punch out of the edges of a forest or attempting to get myself out of a creek. Interestingly, I do tend to avoid bunkers fairly well though.
I would say that the one plus out of all this is I've gotten a whole bunch of practice at getting myself out
of trouble, and some of my better shots each round are miraculous pull-it-out-of-my-rear shot to get myself out of trouble from somewhere. I've been able to develop an interesting 125-yard punch shot where I can use a 5 or 6-iron and I'm able to keep the ball under a six foot trajectory during its entire flight path. It's great for getting out of areas under tree branches where you've got to keep the ball low to get out.