The great­est shot in golf

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - FOREWORD -

This is­sue we have a great fea­ture for you. One where prom­i­nent tour pros in­clud­ing the likes of Jor­dan Spi­eth, Bern­hard Langer, Gary Player, Jack Nick­laus, Ernie Els and many oth­ers, along with an­a­lysts and com­men­ta­tors, weigh in on what to them was the im­pres­sive, mind­bog­gling golf shot that knocked their socks off.

I have a few of my own that stuck, the first was a shot played by Dame Laura Davies. For the life of me I can’t re­call the event, who won it or even where it took place ex­actly, all I can re­mem­ber is, it was a tour­na­ment. Dame Laura had taken her tee shot and un­for­tu­nately, her ball came to rest about 20 me­tres be­hind a long line of palm trees on the right of the fair­way. For us mere mor­tals and week­end hack­ers, the sane route would be to punch it side­ways back onto the open fair­way but not Dame Laura, she calmly took out an iron, hit a pure shot, curv­ing it around the right of the tree line and landed the golf ball onto the green! Just wow!

The other was a shot I made many years ago, there was no re­sult­ing ea­gle, birdie or par but was no less spec­tac­u­lar! It hap­pened at Pu­lai Springs Re­sort in Jo­hor Bahru, Malaysia. Af­ter tee­ing off, my shot landed be­hind a line of co­conut trees. I still had quite a dis­tance to the green, so I took out a 4-iron. I hit a rare sweet and pure shot and my ball flew into a co­conut but in­stead of ric­o­chet­ing, my golf ball bored right through the fruit, split­ting it into half and then landed onto the fair­way, which of course left my flight mates in stitches!

So what are your mem­o­rable shots?

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