Someone asked on GolfWrx what the scariest shot is and I responded….
Without a doubt the scariest shot in golf is when your swing is out of whack and you are coming in steep and hitting everything in the heel. You block a driver in the crowd on the right.
The marshal has cleared a path for you and there are people for about 30-40 yards and 10 feet to the right.
…and the ball is below your feet.
Happened to me on consecutive holes and I had these thoughts….
“Haven’t shanked a ball in a while and I have had 4-5 near hotzel experiences today. Wonder if my liability insurance is paid? What’s way left.? What if I avoid the shank so bad, that I toe shank it into the crowd? OMG, there are a lot of little kids in the crowd. If I killed someone, would I make Sportscenter and have Dean Beemon put a hit on me? Wait, if I hit a great shot, that hot blond might come back to my hotel with me. How many under am I today? Sh!t, there’s OB left.
Punch 3-wood it is.