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I don't remember if this is the highest or not, but I do remember the final hole of a state am qualifier some 5 or 6 years ago. It was a 440ish par 4 with trees and OB left that dog legged right around a pond. I was comfortably inside the number by I figured 4 or 5 shots so hit driver because why not. I pulled it left into the trees and from a restricted backswing tried to punch my 2nd shot back in play. That hit the tree in front of me and ricocheted OB behind me. Now I'm playing my 4th and still under the tree. Chipped it out, then shanked my 5th shot into the pond right. Took a drop and finally got my 7th on the green then 3 whacked it from there for easy 10. I missed qualifying by 1. By far the dumbest I've ever played a hole when it mattered

 

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Nice! Already got a few nibbles. I remembered the score but was trying to remember how I got it. Here's mine:   The 17 on 17 at Breton Bay   Background: In my first (and only so far) amateur to

Seems like it's easy to make a big number on a par 5.  I don't recall anything worse than an 9 on a par 5.  However, last year I did make an 11 on a 135 yard par 3 without going OB or in water.    

Ok. Il be the first sucker   Easy one.   A 12 on a par 3 at Cannon Ridge (hole 2?) many many years ago.   Hooked 5 straight tee shots OB left. Finally the green with my 6th and two putted.

I don't remember if this is the highest or not, but I do remember the final hole of a state am qualifier some 5 or 6 years ago. It was a 440ish par 4 with trees and OB left that dog legged right around a pond. I was comfortably inside the number by I figured 4 or 5 shots so hit driver because why not. I pulled it left into the trees and from a restricted backswing tried to punch my 2nd shot back in play. That hit the tree in front of me and ricocheted OB behind me. Now I'm playing my 4th and still under the tree. Chipped it out, then shanked my 5th shot into the pond right. Took a drop and finally got my 7th on the green then 3 whacked it from there for easy 10. I missed qualifying by 1. By far the dumbest I've ever played a hole when it mattered

 

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That reminds me of a great story my local touring pro told me once.

 

He was in the Senior US Open qualifier and worked his way into a 3-way playoff. Dogleg right, pond right, trees and OB left. The first guy whacks his driver OB, the second guy hits 3 wood into the pond.

 

He steps up with a 5-iron. Said he could hear the gallery and other players snickering but thought to himself "F* you guys, I'm going to the Open!" Hit the 5 iron, then another, then wedged onto the green and 2 putted to win the playoff.

 

 

Sometimes *just* enough is enough. It's hard to put pride aside when it matters.

 

 

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So I know I don't qualify cause I picked up but it's a funny story my buddy and I still talk about.

 

Playing high school golf, par 4 slight dogleg over water but not a hard hole at all, needed about 225 carry to get over water.

 

I just couldn't figure out how to hit a driver, put 13 balls in the water and had to quit as I ran out of balls.

 

Good news is my bag was super light walking back to the clubhouse, haha

 

 

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I'm not sure what highest was probably 100-110 or so.

I have a “Baseball Relief pitcher” mentality, I only remember the good innings

 

 

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I played a Pro-Assistant tournament in 2005 in SE Florida. My boss and I had no rounds that year as our 2nd assistant decided to quit 6 weeks into the job.

 

The format was a scratch 2 man BB and we posted an 85.

 

85.

 

 

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Back in my junior days I had several holes that worked their ways into double digits. Im my first ever tournament, playing cross-handed at the time, I managed to take a 17 on a par 5. OB all down the right and I put 5 out of bounds before I essentially chipped off the tee and worked myself down the fairway. I shot 144 that day. As I grew up I got significantly better but I still managed an 11 at a tournament at Predator Ridge. Par 5 over water where you can choose your line and challenge as much water as you can. Hit 2 drives that carried all the way until the wooden boards at the edge of the water. Hitting 5 from the tee I then go way left to get it in play, Lay up to the fairway, hit it on the green and casually 3 put for twin towers (11)

 

 

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I played a Pro-Assistant tournament in 2005 in SE Florida. My boss and I had no rounds that year as our 2nd assistant decided to quit 6 weeks into the job.

 

The format was a scratch 2 man BB and we posted an 85.

 

85.

 

 

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Woof. Was the course at least set up difficult?

 

Back in my junior days I had several holes that worked their ways into double digits. Im my first ever tournament, playing cross-handed at the time, I managed to take a 17 on a par 5. OB all down the right and I put 5 out of bounds before I essentially chipped off the tee and worked myself down the fairway. I shot 144 that day. As I grew up I got significantly better but I still managed an 11 at a tournament at Predator Ridge. Par 5 over water where you can choose your line and challenge as much water as you can. Hit 2 drives that carried all the way until the wooden boards at the edge of the water. Hitting 5 from the tee I then go way left to get it in play, Lay up to the fairway, hit it on the green and casually 3 put for twin towers (11)

 

 

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OK. Thank you for tying me. I was starting to feel like a freak lol.

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Woof. Was the course at least set up difficult?

 

 

OK. Thank you for tying me. I was starting to feel like a freak lol.

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It was 7100 yards in a Florida summer day. Nothing we weren't used to.

 

We were both scratch golfers and couldn't find the face of the club.

 

 

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I took an 11 on a par 3 after hitting 4 straight OB. The worst I ever saw would have been like a 28 (if it was official) when I was a caddy. Luckily not my guy, but a guest of a member, so still gaff to be positive because I was on the members bag. Any way on a par 5 it took him shot 6 shots to get to this trap, and about 8 more to get out, and he grounded his club on each one, so figure another 8 penalty shots. He was at 22-23 and still over 100 yards out.

 

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I can't even think of a hole with a high score that I really remember. I had a BUNCH of bad holes at Hideaway CC a few Decembers back. One par 5 I yanked my drive left in the crud. Took a drop, sliced the next shot off the edge of the world. Hit a hybrid over a HUGE mound, blind to where the green was, couldn't find the ball, and had to go back and drop right in the mix of the group behind us which had Callaway's Director of Marketing... Hooked the mess out of that shot while they watched... “Picked-up” even though I never found the last ball!!!! Ugly, and with EXTRA witnesses!

 

 

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Back in high school my brother was playing in our local muni's annual tournament that had a bankers handicap division. He was a decent enough Jr golfer but was way out of his league playing in a "real" golf tourney, and took a 22 on a par 5 that ran down a road. He sliced 6 balls in a row OB, then basically chipped his way down the left side because he was afraid of running out of balls. Of course that was one of the holes pulled for the banker's handicap, and he ended up with a net score in the 40s! He won that division by mile and they immediately changed the rules so that banker's holes had a net double bogey maximum. They even named that rule after him for a good many years. I still bring that story up every time we play golf and he's still mortified about it

 

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Wow. 6 straight balls OB. That had to be frustration taking over. After #2, I'd be down clubbing quickly. Hopefully it was near the end of the round so he could sprint to the car.

 

I'm just glad that 22 unseeded me from the worst score in this thread

 

 

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Im sure Ive taken double digits yrats ago but dont recall specifics. Most memorable snowman was years ago on a par 3...hole 8. Started out with 7 straight par then the little monster showed. Hit a solid shot but long and into the bunker. Back and forth to front and back bunkers before finally carding and 8. Shot par on 9 for what was one of my best rounds ever minus the 8. Nine hole course at the times and from the tips.

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I very rarely play in tournaments, so typically once I reach my ESC, I just pick up and move on.. But I imagine I'd have a handful of 10+ in the last few years if I had fully played out on some holes where I've found multiple hazards... This is usually not the part of my rounds that I try to remember though, so it's possible I've had a few that would be larger than that which I have completely blocked from memory! 

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I think I had a 15 in a tournament?

 

Remember going OB once, lost another. Hit one 150 down the center. Took at least a few to get in.

 

Same tournament I hit a GIR and then seven putted to tap in for a 9. Had 3 holes of snowman or worse in my first tournament.

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First match as a freshman on my highschool golf team. I had just made the playing squad and had been playing very well the week before. First hole has water on the left buy all us youngins could cut the corner. Well that day I may of tried to cut too much lol. So instead of doing the smart thing and walking up to the hazard and takin a drop from there, I teed up another but planned to not cut the corner and just hit an easy shot in the fairway. Well my swing had other plans as I pull hooked it right back in the drink.

 

So my first round in competition one the first hole, I shot a 12 on a par 4.

 

You can imagine how the rest of my round went. But it taught me the importance of taking golf one hole at a time and not worrying about what you shot on the last hole.

 

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A 7 on a par 3 on Sunday in the club championship! I missed the playoff by one stroke!  :angry:

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Phil's 10 is an awesome entry into this thread. See the tweet below for the PGA's official post with video and full, colorful conversation:

 

 

https://twitter.com/pgatour/status/1008063410490302465?s=21

 

 

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I was playing around with some guys from this site, and took a 12 maybe a 13 on a par 3. I just barely missed the green, but I was aiming for the wrong green. I almost had as far to go after my tee shot than before it. Ended up in a washed out area of the bunker but though I could make a hero shot. 

 

I don't remember all the strokes but of course once I got on the green, I 3 or 4 putted.

 

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