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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beer Hole - 15th

"The Hunt - 15th Fairway" by Bob Preston 
The 15th is a 135 yard par 3 carry over a corner of the lagoon. The green is protected by sand traps and Bob's Tree on the right side of the green (the tree was named for Bob's tee shot on a previous outing, which landed in the tree). The tree and that outing are commemorated in this painting by Bob Preston at the top of this post. The guy looking for his ball is Bob (not the artist - Original Bob). The reason OB1 couldn't find the ball is that it was in the tree. As far as we know, it is still up there today. 


When we arrived at the 15th tee, there were two beers left. Usually this means the best and worst golfer in the foursome team up against the other two to play for the extra beers. Instead, the two best golfers - Brad and Bob - decided to steal the beer by teaming up against Rick and me. Unfair? Yes. But Instant Karma is a bitch.  The ball in the back is Bob's 2nd shot. An easy par. The closer ball is my tee shot - one foot away from a birdie. That close to an ace.


 Rick sinks a 6 footer for par. Bob and Brad both sank their pars, routine for golfers of their caliber. The difference would be my birdie putt. 

Film at 11...
[UPDATED]


In case you don't recognize what's going on here, I am doing a "dead-on" impression of Hale Irwin celebrating sinking a 45 foot putt on the 72nd hole of the 1990 U.S. Open. I just wanted to clear that up.

Finally, it should be noted that a foursome comprised entirely of Bad Golfers played the 15th hole at Sharp Park with a cumulative score of one under par.  This is like getting struck by lightning, winning the lottery and crafting a perfect March Madness bracket all at the same time.


Just goes to show the true motivational power of Beer. 

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3 comments:

Roy Erickson said...

You filmed a 1 foot putt?

Mike Wallach said...

Your point?

Rick said...

Roy lives in another universe where one foot putts for birdie are never missed.