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1st tee shot St Andrews Old Course

Here it is – the worst tee shot ever hit at St Andrews

For us mere mortals the opening tee shot on the famous Old Course is one of the most intimidating. For this guy it was just too much
 

If you have ever been fortunate enough to play the St Andrews Old Course, you will have undoubtedly been a barrel of nerves on the 1st tee – which is odd, given the amount of green space in front of you to aim at.

I was no different when I played it back in 2013. “Just aim at the Swilcan Bridge,” my caddie told me. “Really? It’s so far left.” He was right, obviously. But connect with the ball and you really can’t miss.

So when PGA Tour pro Zac Blair tweeted to ask his followers for the most memorable golf shot they had ever seen, one of the replies really caught our attention.

Just watch and enjoy.

Everything about it is so perfect. The level of detail in his pre-shot routine, the bewildered look when he sees his hosel-rocket head off into the North Sea, then the two spectators watching on in deadpan fashion.

So thank you, @Cully999’s brother’s friend, wherever you may be. Because you have both entertained us and made us all feel so much more at ease.

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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