One of the worst shots was by a guy who hit off a teebox that was level with the cart path behind him. He was talking trash about ripping the drive of his life. His swing went so outside in and over the top that he hit the ball with the hosel of the club. The ball went at a 90-degree angle through his legs with so much heat that it hit the cart and stuck in the wheel well.
Maybe the worst shot was an alpha guy who was playing at Pine Isle. The tradition is to tap your driver on the big rock near the 10th tee for good luck. His group was playing through a slower group. This alpha guy exchanged some words with them about being burdened by the lesser players on the course.
He does not pound the lucky rock, goes back to the tips and lets loose a low screamer. The ball hits the lucky rock and goes a million feet in the air. It lands on top of the clubhouse.
One of the players who he has just insulted remained cool as a cucumber and said, “Boy, that’s going to be a tough second shot.” Proving once again that golf karma can snatch you at any minute.