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Well I hit 3 of 4 today.  One of them a bird, 8 iron to within 3 feet. The rest were pars. Strong winds again today. I feel sunburnt but it`s all wind burn.

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20 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Tomorrow is another day and another 4 tries. 

 

... Brother from another mother. Story of my non HIO life. Backed up a 7 iron and hit the flag stick at Tanglewood in NC and hit the stick head on several times of course bouncing off. But the cruelest trick from the Golf Gods was flying a 9 iron in the hole several weeks ago only to have it jump back out and sit a few inches away. Considering I play 5 times a week that's 960 par 3's a year and counting ...

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7 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Brother from another mother. Story of my non HIO life. Backed up a 7 iron and hit the flag stick at Tanglewood in NC and hit the stick head on several times of course bouncing off. But the cruelest trick from the Golf Gods was flying a 9 iron in the hole several weeks ago only to have it jump back out and sit a few inches away. Considering I play 5 times a week that's 960 par 3's a year and counting ...

I don't know where to start. But backing up a 7 iron, impressive. I can't back up squat. Everything just sits. But I'm ok with that. Playing 5 times a week. Dam, I played yesterday and today and I'm pooped. But holeing a 9 iron and having it come back out. I'd still be crying. 

I've come to the conclusion that I have to play other courses to get mine. Two of the par threes are 164 yards and the other two are 176 yards. Then add in the wind. I'm freaking happy I hit the green. A hold out would just be luck.  Thats the one disappointment at my club. All par 3's use the same club. The 164's play up hill slightly and the 176's play slight down hill.

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I'm at the base of the mountain directly over the mountain separating the TN side from from Asheville  NC. Mountain course with small greens, undulations, and quick greens. Fun to play, but I've played it for 16 years. 

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Well at least I am in good company with you and Chisag----- I think I have documented this before-- In all the years playing this game I have never had a HIO on a regulation course.

Now the old par 3 course that was part of the course my old man ran believe it or not I had 198 no joke. But I played that thing from when I was 5 years old until I was like 17. The longest hole was 98 yards and over the years I played it with everything between a cut down 5 iron to a 60* wedge. But as some will tell you I probably had more rounds on that thing than anyone alive. LOL I never played the regulation course until I was like 14 years old

Tom knows this place up the street from me at Tupelo Bay on the Par 3 course I have had 5. I think the longest hole there is like 102 yards. The other course they own Harbour View on the North end I had 2 in the same night on the same 9 holes. It was a Wednesday shootout night where everyone threw $20 in the pot and winner take all. We also had side bets and side team bets. At one time that was one of the action spots here on the beach. Had all the local Mini Tour players, club pros and hot shot college and high school players from both NC and SC in it. Yep usually about 50 players or more in it. That night I did win the big pot plus we had a separate team pot plus some side action. Yeah DJ even played in it when he was at CCU. My partner and myself always split winnings and I think we split like $1200 that night. Now days that thing has petered out but I heard it may be starting up some at the Aero Club Par 3 on the south side of MB

But as some suggested I may have used all my luck on the Par 3 courses over the years

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3 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Brother from another mother. Story of my non HIO life. Backed up a 7 iron and hit the flag stick at Tanglewood in NC and hit the stick head on several times of course bouncing off. But the cruelest trick from the Golf Gods was flying a 9 iron in the hole several weeks ago only to have it jump back out and sit a few inches away. Considering I play 5 times a week that's 960 par 3's a year and counting ...

Man played quite a few rounds at Tanglewood back in the day--- That and Rock Barn in Hickory were sorta our get out of Charlotte for the weekend 1 weekend a month. Then we got hooked up with Foxfire down in Hoffman NC by Pinehurst---- Yeah you mentioning Tanglewood brought back some memories. 

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5 minutes ago, BIG STU said:

believe it or not I had 198 no joke

 

... 198 hio's?!? Get the he!! off this thread!!!! 🤢

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3 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Brother from another mother. Story of my non HIO life. Backed up a 7 iron and hit the flag stick at Tanglewood in NC and hit the stick head on several times of course bouncing off. But the cruelest trick from the Golf Gods was flying a 9 iron in the hole several weeks ago only to have it jump back out and sit a few inches away. Considering I play 5 times a week that's 960 par 3's a year and counting ...

I still cannot believe you're aceless...

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8 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... 198 hio's?!? Get the he!! off this thread!!!! 🤢

Yeah but remember they are on straight up holes with no gimmicks of less than 100 yards. Basically wedge hole outs and quite a few worm burner ground pounder 5 irons too..  But like I said none ever on a real course with Par 3s more than 110 yards. 

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8 hours ago, chisag said:

 

... Thanks and especially since my cousin that has never broken 100 has 4 of them. 🤣

And my wife has one and she rarely plays---- She made one in the 9 and dine last year from 120 with a worm burner driver. LOL we won that one. Her luck was with her that day. She holed out an eagle on a par 5 that same day from about 75 yards out with a worm burner hybrid. 

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18 hours ago, BIG STU said:

Now the old par 3 course that was part of the course my old man ran believe it or not I had 198 no joke. But I played that thing from when I was 5 years old until I was like 17.

That's still an unbelieveable number of aces.  I don't know what the other guys think, but it seems like we ought to give you an "Honorary Ace" badge 🙂.

Yesterday, while using the practice chipping area at Las Barancas (they have two with greens that allow 100 yard shots), I had an ace from 90 yards.  It landed behind the cup and rolled back in... trending 🥳.

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2 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

That's still an unbelieveable number of aces.

 

... I have not had that many hio's playing miniature golf.  

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23 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I don't know where to start. But backing up a 7 iron, impressive. I can't back up squat. Everything just sits. But I'm ok with that. Playing 5 times a week. Dam, I played yesterday and today and I'm pooped. But holeing a 9 iron and having it come back out. I'd still be crying. 

I've come to the conclusion that I have to play other courses to get mine. Two of the par threes are 164 yards and the other two are 176 yards. Then add in the wind. I'm freaking happy I hit the green. A hold out would just be luck.  Thats the one disappointment at my club. All par 3's use the same club. The 164's play up hill slightly and the 176's play slight down hill.

I hate it when all the par 3's are the same club, and usually it's always a long club for me.

I also hate the way my course sets up our hole #12.  From the Blue tees it plays 150 yards... no matter whether it's a Red flag, White flag or Blue flag.  They move the tees up when they move the flag back and move tees back when they move the flag up. 

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22 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I'm at the base of the mountain directly over the mountain separating the TN side from from Asheville  NC. Mountain course with small greens, undulations, and quick greens. Fun to play, but I've played it for 16 years. 

The only course I've played in your area was Twin Creeks, and that was a long time ago... not a very exciting course.  I just remember a lot straight holes.

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14 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

The only course I've played in your area was Twin Creeks, and that was a long time ago... not a very exciting course.  I just remember a lot straight holes.

Twin Creeks is about 20 minutes from me and I played it twice. So, twice in 16 years it tells you what I think of it. Andrew Johnson GC is about 10 minutes. The layout is good but the conditions are not. Tee boxes are usually beat up and the greens putt like a shag carpet would. The best public course in the area is Graysburg Hills. It's about 45 minutes away. Three 9's, good conditions and good layouts. Also the most expensive. $42 with a cart on weekends and $37 during the week. Walking is $26 and $21 respectively. I play that one about once a year. 

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This is the closest I have gotten.   Hole 16 on the now torn down Karsten Golf Course at ASU.  Was playing in a best ball tournament.  5 iron into the hole and it landed short of the pin and was rolling right at it, then took a left turn, guys that just finished the hole waited for us to get there to tell me that the damn thing lipped out.  Hole was playing 205 yards that day IIRC.

I have had many in the 3-4 ft range, but this is the one that got away.

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On 4/25/2022 at 1:18 PM, Joel C said:

This is the closest I have gotten.   Hole 16 on the now torn down Karsten Golf Course at ASU.  Was playing in a best ball tournament.  5 iron into the hole and it landed short of the pin and was rolling right at it, then took a left turn, guys that just finished the hole waited for us to get there to tell me that the damn thing lipped out.  Hole was playing 205 yards that day IIRC.

I have had many in the 3-4 ft range, but this is the one that got away.

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Nice "close encounter" Joel!  👏  Getting these at distances we mortals typically have a hard time just getting on the green are even better.  

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At this point, I don't want any more close calls. If it's not going in, don't ********* tease me. I lipped a 9 iron out tonight from 142. I think there were too many witnesses. My most spectacular shots have been when playing alone. 

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