It’s called, “Freppes famous golf shot”
Continuing with astonishing golfing items of interest. The Armchair Golfer is quoting Louis Oosthuizen, ‘The Ball Is Going a Mile’
"HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HIT a 430-yard drive? “It felt really good,” said a grinning Louis Oosthuizen after completing this third round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The South African nicknamed “Shrek” shot a 2-under 68 and is 1 shot off the lead set by Jim Furyk, who had an even-par 70…After bombing his tee shot on the 648-yard par-5 16th hole, all Oosthuizen had left to the green was a 6-iron. Yep, a drive and a 6-iron. Pure craziness.
Everyone, it seems, is hitting the ball prodigious distances at Firestone this week. There have been two dozen drives over 400 yards. Bubba Watson is averaging 351 yards off the tee. Even short hitters like Furyk are moving it out there on the South Course’s hard, fast fairways.”
In recent posts I’ve mentioned examples of how Bobby Locke and Ben Hogan played nearly every club in the bag for the same length of shot. Now The Armchair Golfer tells of “Himself” aka Christy O’Connor Sr.doing it
"The Shotmaking Genius of Christy O’Connor Sr.
LET’S START WITH THE MORAL of this story:..Do not try to show up a tour pro—or any golf professional. Ever.
Irish great Christy O’Connor Sr. was playing a game with members at Bundoran Golf Club on Donegal Bay. At the 13th hole, a 235-yard par 3, O’Connor struck an iron and watched his ball land on the faraway green. One of the other players did the same.
The man turned to O’Connor and asked what he hit.
“4-iron,” O’Connor replied.
“I played a 5,” said the man.
Another member of the group informed the prideful player that O’Connor could hit any club in his bag to the distant green. Then, taking the cue, O’Connor proceeded to hit a ball with every club—including his putter—and landed most of them on the putting surface.”
Quote of the Day
“Playing with Kuch today was a joke…Twenty putts on the day is not too bad, three chip-ins. It was amazing. I never saw the guy all day, and we had the same score.” – Tiger Woods
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