My memerable memory from 2009 wasn't playing virtual golf on the PC, it was out on the course proper. I visited my brother in Des Moines, Iowa, for a few weeks and we play as much as we can in Des Moines. I recommend Waveland GC to anyone visiting the city.
Anyway we decided to go to the final day of the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run. They played 36 holes due to rain so we saw a lot of great golf. On the trip home I got out his laptop to see what they would charge for a round there, within 5mins I had booked us a tee time the following day, we couldn't believe our luck!!
That night we were like little kids before Christmas, I was nervous as well, thinking what a pro course would do to a 12 handicapper!!. I had my heart set on 'breaking 100' LOL.
Next day we teed off from where the pro's did on the final round, and just for good measure the pins hadn't been changed!! We got to the 16th, the 'signature hole' at Deere Run and I was well placed to 'break 100'.
I took an 8 iron into the 160 yard par 3. Hit it neat, drilled the green, spun back a yard and left me a handspan from the hole. I took about 5 photo's from various angles and distances. Tap in birdie - highlight of my 'career'.
It's worth mentioning that I came back down to earth with a 9 on the next, lost a ball and 3 putted the beast of a Par 5 - 570 yards LOL.
I ended up hitting 99, that included 7 lost balls - the most enjoyable 18 holes of my life.