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Drives that were mis hit badly.But still went longer than normal

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Ok.We all had it happen.We hit a skanky-heeled-toed-thinned-pop up(list is endless) drive.One would think that a mis hit of this magnitude would be a short strike.But low and behold the distance exceeded your expectations.Couldve been wind/hard pan/or even cart path assistance that helped

 

I for one had a 3 wood that i hit a nasty pull hook on a dog leg left par 4.We never saw the Ball land and assumed it was in deep heather.At my amazement my ball ended up 50 yards from the green on a 410 par 4.The only conceivable way the ball got this far was a cart path that ran down the whole left side to the green.No other explanation,and the ball had some nasty chew marks on it as well backing our assumptions .Unfortunately I didn't take advantage of the situation and 3 putted for a bogey

 

Let's hear some drives that went long for you after mis hitting poorly.And ones that completely bested your expectations.This can also include par 3 holes as well

 

(Edit)I will never consider that 3 wood my longest drive ever.It was pure fluke and chance.It must have bounced and rolled on the cart path just perfectly all the way to the green.The hole was down hill hard right to left.Hit that cart path in the prefect spot and kept on going.Wish they had a camera on the course to catch that shot

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It was on the 10th par 5 playing 520. Hit it low toe and it went due sideways to the left and it couldn't have been more than 10 feet off the ground. I just kind of groaned at what I thought was a miss hit. My dad wasn't paying attention and asked me where it was. I said I hit it sideways about 200 which is my bad hit distance. So we get up to the ball and it has rolled out to be a 322 yard drive that just hung onto the fairway. Had a nice 5 iron on to the green and made birdie. Still have no clue how it went that far.

 

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Some of my longest drives are mishits. I have a tendency to occasionally hit a nice hard pull left.

These pulls are usually dead straight and longer than my normal drive, no fade at all but, they are usually in the fairway left of ours or in the woods. At least if they're in the next fairway I have a somewhat chance at playing it.

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One of my hole in one stories. I aimed over top of "my" tree like normal, hit a nasty slice. Thought it was in the pond. But I aced a Par 4 instead.

 

 

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This happens to me every once in a while, and it makes me wonder how far it would've gone had I hit it straight. I can't recall any specific moments, but I know it's happened.

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Down in FL over SB this year I hit a horribly struck toey ball and it knuckled up in the wind. I was looking for my ball about 70 yards out and thought I had lost my ball. The group in front of me was yelling towards me, I drove the 360 yard green. They were really cool about it though it was all good.

 

 

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I'm quite sure that exactly zero of my badly, mishit balls have ever gone exceptionally far! Well, I hit one into a parking lot once. It went a long ways, a long ways out of bounds!

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I'm quite sure that exactly zero of my badly, mishit balls have ever gone exceptionally far! Well, I hit one into a parking lot once. It went a long ways, a long ways out of bounds!

I have a similar story, one I may have told before.   I had a mis-hit that may have gone for miles, literally.   It landed in the back of a dirt filled dump truck traveling down the road beside the fairway.  

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I have a similar story, one I may have told before.   I had a mis-hit that may have gone for miles, literally.   It landed in the back of a dirt filled dump truck traveling down the road beside the fairway.  

 

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I was standing on a tee box and hit a drive that was pretty much a hook. Right side was a slope downhill to a flat area then OB. Couldn't find the ball in the general area we all looked at. My other playing partners hit and Carolina Golfer 2 looks at the middle of the fairway and sees a ball 30yds perpendicular to where we were. We though itwas our playing partner's golf ball. Driver over and yup, my ball. We didn't see or hear it hit anything and the trees were far enough to the right that it definitely didn't hit them. We though it might of hit a cart path wooden marker. I think it was a miniature black hole that sucked my golf ball in and spit it out onto the fairway ;)

 

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Had one of these happen today on the course. Par 4 about 320 with a island green going down hill. I always hit my 3 wood down because it sets up will for a wedge into the green. This time it popped way off high toe and I lost it as it went on into the trees. Being that it was a crappy day and it was only me on the course I grabbed another ball and hit the nice little draw where I had intended on hitting my first one. Grabbed my tee and went on down to continue the hole.

Much to my surprise both balls were within 10 yards of each other and in great spots! No idea how it got there, but I was quite happy to see it there in the middle of the fairway. Ended up with a par and onto the next hole!

 

 

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The secret to mis-hits that turn out well is the ability to act like you do it all the time.  

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Playing in a scramble one of my first years golfing we came up to a par 4 about 400 yards. Went straight off the tees about 300 then an almost 90* turn to the left to the green. From the tees you can't see the green because of trees and there's water pretty much right up to the fairway on the last part of the hole up to the green. Probably at least 290 carry from the tees.

 

I was hitting my driver well that day, so I was to hit first and just put it down the middle. I stepped up and hammered it but caught it off the toe. Started going left over the water and we never saw it come down. So the rest of the group hit and next shot we were on the green.

 

Driving up to the green we could see a ball at the front of the green, quite a ways off line from where any of our balls were going. Walked over to it, and low and behold it was my drive!

 

That hole also happened to be men's long drive. So drove back and got the card. Would've loved to see the faces of the guys behind us who came up and saw that! Looking back, not sure if it should've counted or not considering it technically wasn't in the fairway. Oh well.

 

 

 

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Last week first hole, hit the thinnest drive you can muster and not top it. It goes streaking down the gut about 10 ft off of the ground hits twice and buries itself in the side of a green side bunker. The hole is 345 from the blues... best worst drive ever.

 

 

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Hit a drive straight into a fence hit the pole and flew down the fairway! I laughed the whole way to my next shot.

 

 

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Hit a drive at our sister course last year on the par 5 9th hole and hooked it a bit, it doglegs slightly to the right, so I missed the big tree guarding the right side of the fairway and it landed smack in he middle of the cart path, and it bounced about 4 times then kicked a little left and I had 85 yards in. Although I was completely blocked out by a massive tree. I hit A horrible drive that needed up way better than it should have. I made an easy par, but it could have been a grinding out bogey.

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