This week over on the Team Titleist Tour Blog, we're asking several Titleist Brand Ambassadors and golf ball players one question: What was your Shot of the Year?
Here on the discussion boards, we'd love for Team Titleist members to give us the inside scoop on their most important swings of 2011.
And be sure to give it some thought.
Webb Simpson, who won two times this season on his way to breaking into the top 10 in the world rankings, told us his Shot of the Year was a 4-iron that landed 20 feet from the hole at an event that he didn't even win…
Why? Check out his explanation by clicking here, and then tell us all about the swing that had the greatest effect on your season.
We look forward to reading all of your responses!
Playing down in Texas this year on a local course, Los Ebanos, on a par 5 across water. Water is about 220 yds. from the Blue tee box. Our group had decided that anyone 75 and younger had to hit from the Blue instead of the white tee box so that it would equalize the differences in age when playing on teams that are drawn by straws. You all know how that goes and you do get some that can hit better than others and we all had to have at least one woman on the team. Teams were rated on best score for the team in the best ball tourney. Being the last one up on my team and watching Bill lay up as he was uncertain if he could clear the water. I made the shot of the year and using a ProV1, hit a 355 yd. shot over the water and we made the green in two and as a result and just missed an eagle by inches. I don't know if it gave me a lot more confidence in my game, but it was certainly the shot of a lifetime and at 70 yrs. young I enjoyed every minute of it.
For me it would be one of the clutch shots that I made on the Championship match of my Tuesday league. Nothing spectacular but just making those pressure shots were satisfying. The last approach shot, 120 yd PW that landed about 10ft to the pin which won the match stands out.
Hopefully next season on my 17th yr it would be my first hole-in-one....
great story man
On October 8th, I made my first hole in one while playing Medinah #3. I made it on hole #8.
It was during an awesome weekend sponsored by FootJoy.
A hole in one with a 4 iron from around 190yds. The best part about it is that it was in the dark while playing for a dollar a hole!!
for me it was a 5 iron I hit during one of my foursome's final rounds for our season-long competition, The Fed-Up Cup.
I was only about 145 from the 18th green, uphill, into a pretty strong wind, I gripped down on my 5 iron and made a solid swing and just hit the ball perfectly, it ended up about 8 feet from the pin. It's my shot of year because I played smart by taking plenty of club, and I was able to pull off a low punch show that I had been practicing. I really wanted at least a par on the final hole, and I managed to get it and win the competition.
My shot of the year was on the 15th at my home course Widows Walk, Scituate, MA. This short par 5 requires accuracy because there is trouble everywhere, and the fairway meanders left and right. As I always do on this hole, I hit my 910Fd off the tee because the landing zone for my driver is about a 10 yard circle. I was left with 220 to a green guarded by a huge, deep bunker -- it's death down there. I drew my 710MB 3-iron and hit it perfect in every way. I ended up with a 3ft putt for eagle and walked away with my 3. I love it when a shot does exactly what you pictured in your head.