In my years of playing golf, the score of 15 must have been my highest score on one hole, at a Par-4 hole. Actually there were other higher ones but most of those came during my beginning stage of playing golf. I am no longer a beginner nowadays although I still play like a beginner but the scores are no longer that high (sometimes it does get quite close).
How about you, what was your highest score on one hole? Double Par on a Par-5? Don’t feel bad about it. You know why?
Because even professionals who play golf for hundreds of thousands of dollars’ prizes have had some high scores themselves. Examples:
- 18 — by John Daly at the Par-5 6th at Bay Hill. Six balls into the the ocean contributed to this huge number.
- 10 — by Phil Mickelson at the Par-5 6th at Bay Hill
- 11 — Yuta Ikeda, at the Par-5 6th, again, Bay Hill
- 14 — scored on the Par-5 18th at Pebble Beach. John Daly
- 12 — by golf great Arnold Palmer, at the Par-5 18th, the LA Open
- 16 — Kevin Na posted this score at Hole9 at Valero Texas Open.
- 14 — On the Par-3 16th, Augusta (Masters). By Billy Casper
- 13 — Guess where? Par-3 12th, Augusta. Tom Weiskopf
- 19 — Mitsuhiro Tateyama did it at a Par-3 on the Japan Tour’s 2006 Acom International. Tee shot into some bushes, then took 14 whacks to get the stubborn golf ball out.
Just to to help golfers like you and me feel better, think always of the score of 111 in one round, recorded by Englishman Mark James at Italian Open in 1978.
Moral of the story: 24-Handicappers of the world, never mind your golf score for the day; just go out there and enjoy your golf and the surrounding!! 😀