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I just got back from playing the Golden Gate course in San Franciso. I still can't get this hole out of my head. It's one of the shortest holes on the course. It starts of with a pretty wide open hole that funnels down to some very small opening through a grove of trees. It's a slight dogleg left, but the basket sits behind several trees. So I pull my first shot and it hits the first row of trees and kicks left. No big, I still had a good look at the basket. Nope, wrong again! It hits the smallest tree there! No more than a few inches in diamiter. OK, I still have an open shot at the basket. WRONG! It kicks off a branch that was hanging down and kicks it to the right under some bushes. Now I have NO shot, but I manage to land a few feet from the basket. By this time, I'm a little torqued. So I grab the putter and flip it into the basket, well sort of. I guess I "flicked" it a little to hard. It blows through the chains and kicks out of the basket. As Charlie Brown would say AAARRRGH!!!
So that was my hole from H-E- double tooth picks!
So I could use a good laugh and would like to hear about your hell holes. Now come on. I know I'm not the only one who has had them.


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Hole # 18 @ Charlie Vettiner Park. It is a whopping 634 ft( or at least thats what the sign says?). of pure crap. At last years Charlie Vettiner Open while playing on a card with Nikko Locastro I took a double circle 10. Nikko took a 3!
The hole is uphill for the first 350-400 ft.to a mando tree and vertical OB the seperates the 2 fairways, than you throw around a 90degree dogleg for another 300ft with OB at the top of the fairway. Than you make another 90 degree dogleg back the direction you came from for about a 150ft upshot with OB on the right side that funnels in towards the basket. It's basically a big backwards ? mark.
Anyhow I hit a tree 40 ft off the tee pad. Next shot up to the open field to set up for the corner. Third shot OB in the road. 4th shot is OB stroke. 5th shot across the front stretch to the other OB. 6th shot OB stroke. 7th shot into a ceder tree 10 ft away. 8th shot thrown short by 50 ft. 9th shot donked the basket. 10th shot finally in!
Sure hope I never have a hole like that again!!!!
But I have hit the top of the basket for a 3!!! It is possible!
My worst hole happened a few years ago in Pratt, KS. It was the first time I played with Liz Lopez, and we started on the hardest hole on the course. The hole gives options: you can throw over the line of trees or you can follow the trail for a dogleg tunnel shot. I don't have the arm to get all the way over the trees, so I always go for the trail through the trees. My first shot was perfect, right in the middle of the fairway, just before the thick row of trees. All I had to do was throw a hyzer through the gap and I'd be out in the wide open for my upshot to the basket. But no, I shanked it a little and kicked off deep into the trees. When I got to my lie, I realized I had put myself in jail; the trail and the wide open spaces were far away and on lockdown. I threw a tomahawk, a roller, & 3 backhand drives to get out of the trees. Finally, I'm out in the open. I was so relieved to be out of the trees that I didn't put enough effort into the next shot and was still about 80 feet from the pin. I threw a beautiful putt that was going to be an awesome save for a terrible hole until it hit the tiniest branch ever & kicked about the same distance away from the basket. I realized I should just play safe- so I laid up to hang onto my 11, no OB. I had to recount my throws like 5 times just to be sure I didn't miss any. All this on the first hole of the tourny, the first time I'm playing with Liz Lopez- she was probably thinkin I'm some noobie (I've been playing for years). How embarrassing!
I have another story; not the worst hole ever, but a moment that noone on my card will ever forget. We were playing in Mcpherson, KS, there were 5 girls on my card and I was leading the group. We came up on a water hole and all of us girls were concerned about throwing over. I steped up on the teepad & announced, "it's not that far, watch this!" I grippied my disc tight, preparing to rip it good, but it didn't come out of my hand:o I threw it right at the group of girls (yes, behind me). We all ended up doubled over in laughter! Those girls still give me a hard time about it. Good Times!
HAHA my entire first game once we started counting OB. We were all just learning and we figured it's time to imcorporate the rest of the rules. What a day that was!
I could show you some tournament scores, for more than just me. Its not called worst holes it was tournaments. Playing on an Island and winds hit 60 mph with a nice breeze of at least a constant 40 mph. Good thing there is a rating system or it would have looked like everyone just had the worst time of their lives. Its fun to watch people unexpectedly throw a disc 600ft the wrong way. There where a few holes that you literally couldnt fly a disc it was just so windy.
If anyone has ever played Buffums in Charlton, ma you may know my pain. Hole #14's "b" position is only 280-is over a little pond then about 25 feet of grass and then 45-55 ft up a steep hill with small pines growing. The pines on the hill are too thick to drive straight to the pin, so you have to lay it up at the bottom of the hill. My drive with a 180g roc lays to rest at the perfect route to get up to the pin, i throw my putter up the hill landing near the basket. The putter somehow stands up and rolls down the hill past me and goes into the pond OB.. from there I throw it back up the hill, it stands up and rolls back to me going again OB,.. it seems unbelievable, but yes this happened again.. 3 times up the hill and 3 times rolling back down into the drink. i finished that hole with at least a 9..
Quadruple circle 14. Not a wooded hole or anything like that. Just a windy day when I threw it OB 4 times because I didn't learn my lesson. I kept trying to cut the corner. After the first OB I should have just thrown the safety and taken my medicine. I was on the last card anyway, so it didn't really matter much.

Rescue, does that make you feel better now?
Hole six at Wailoa River in Hawaii. During a Tier B tourney. It's a short hole that plays over the water and a bridge to an island. 30 MPH wind. First throw, tried to go under the bridge, hit the bridge and dropped into the river. Second throw (third stroke) hits the bridge and caroms to the other side one foot from shore. Third throw (fifth stroke) over the bridge hits the only light pole and drops into the water. Fourth throw (seventh stroke) over the bridge AND THE ISLAND into the water on the other side. Fourth throw upshot past the hole, made the comeback putt for a NINE! The TD was in the group behind me an he shot an ELEVEN! I don't want to mention his name, but his initials are Rob Nasworthy.


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