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Kyle Harris

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Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:11:52 AM »
There are only so many variations of a three foot shot.


Whatís the shortest unique shot in golf?


How does one differentiate?


For example, Cypress Pointís 16th. 240 yards over water isnít all that unique. 240 yards over SALT water is getting there. But then 240 yards over the Pacific Ocean is unique.
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Constantly blamed by 8-handicaps for their 7 missed 12-footers each round.

Mike Hendren

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 10:09:43 AM »
The pitch to the 15th green at Fenway.
Two Corinthians walk into a bar ....

Ben Hollerbach

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 10:35:27 AM »
Maybe the 2nd at the Waterfall Club, A par 3 that plays over a waterfall.




Ira Fishman

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 12:05:18 PM »
The 2nd at TCC. It only plays that way four days every 20 years or so.

Ian Mackenzie

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 12:22:34 PM »
I'd say it's the "Gimee"...;-)


In What other sport does a competitor concede a "shot"?

Kyle Harris

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 02:35:52 PM »
Is there a bunker shot quite like the one from the Road Hole bunker?


At what distance does the pitch into the pit at North Berwick become unique?


I like Ianís spin on the question! I believe fencing may have something akin to the concession.
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cary lichtenstein

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 03:00:37 PM »
All those quirky lies around the green in tall grass
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Jim OíKane

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 04:10:04 PM »
Maybe the 2nd at the Waterfall Club, A par 3 that plays over a waterfall.






Is that in North Georgia? Is it called "The Waterfall Club"?

Robert Kimball

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2022, 04:31:06 PM »
Lake Burton . . . pretty cool hole. 

Jeff_Brauer

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2022, 05:52:54 PM »
Off the top of my head, that volcano green on the sub 300 yard par 4 at Ross' Franklin Hills CC near Detroit.  Uphill wedge (if not a driver off the tee, LOL) to a green that falls away all the way around?


As a shot type, not scenery, that one comes to mind for me.  I didn't actually like it, but I remembered it, LOL.  Pretty unique shoe value, I think,
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Jaeger Kovich

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2022, 06:25:42 PM »
The bank chip shot off the wall at North Berwick.


Mike Sweeney

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2022, 06:49:41 PM »
Merion West #6 (sorry Mayday!!)


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Joe Bausch

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2022, 07:18:07 PM »

#10 at Ingleside.  I threw a ball for a tap in birdie there once!

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Pete_Pittock

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2022, 07:46:15 PM »
a lot of second shots on Rye's par 3s
5th at Bandon Trails
the putt after you missed a gimme.
if you mention the Road Hole bunker, why not from the DA at Pine Valley?




It was the stymie.

Garland Bayley

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2022, 08:11:31 PM »
17 at Milton Freewater Pete. ;D
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Tom_Doak

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2022, 08:44:34 PM »
The bank chip shot off the wall at North Berwick.


Last summer I played with Tim Gallant at North Berwick, and we both had crazy little run-up shots to a front plateau, left hole location on the 16th.  I managed to run it up the bank from forty yards short with about ten feet of right-to-left break; Tim went over in two and then putted over the corner of the back plateau, through the swale, and back up to a couple of feet.  I got his on video, but nobody thought to shoot mine.  :(

mike_malone

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2022, 08:58:53 PM »
Merion West #6 (sorry Mayday!!)





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James Bennett

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2022, 09:10:48 PM »
The short 5th par 3 played into the Roman Fort at Painswick in the Cotswolds.


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Kalen Braley

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2022, 09:18:26 PM »
2nd shot into 11 at Black Rock!



Phil Burr

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2022, 08:18:19 AM »
A second shot from the bunker in the middle of the 6th green at Riviera.

Tim Gavrich

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2022, 03:39:37 PM »
How about a putt from one green section to the other at the 6th at Whistling Straits?
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Tom_Doak

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2022, 07:31:22 PM »
A second shot from the bunker in the middle of the 6th green at Riviera.


No, having to flop over it from the putting surface is the unique shot.

jeffwarne

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 08:01:45 PM »
I had a pitch shot two days ago at Huntington Crescent Club to a rock hard lightning fast green where I had to hook it to get it to jump left to mitigate the left to right slope,navigate a spine,then run up into the fringe to slow it down, have it reemerge onto the green pin high, and trickle down 3 feet from the hole.
Took about 15 seconds.

That was pretty unique, as were the next two shots... ;) ::) :'(


By the end of the day I had faced multiple unique short shots.
Super firm greens will do that-especially when there's enough grass to allow good contact and allow the imagination and creativity to flow.
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Matthew Rose

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2022, 09:11:33 PM »
The 2nd at TCC. It only plays that way four days every 20 years or so.

On that I'd suggest the Composite 13th hole, which only exists four days every 20 years or so.
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Jaeger Kovich

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Re: Shortest Unique Shot in Golf
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2022, 09:56:28 PM »
I had a pitch shot two days ago at Huntington Crescent Club to a rock hard lightning fast green where I had to hook it to get it to jump left to mitigate the left to right slope,navigate a spine,then run up into the fringe to slow it down, have it reemerge onto the green pin high, and trickle down 3 feet from the hole.
Took about 15 seconds.

That was pretty unique, as were the next two shots... ;) ::) :'(


By the end of the day I had faced multiple unique short shots.
Super firm greens will do that-especially when there's enough grass to allow good contact and allow the imagination and creativity to flow.


Crescent is awesome and so is Pete Cash who looks after it.

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