I was in San Francisco to celebrate the New Year and naturally our crew was going to play one last round of golf before 2015 was officially done.
We selected San Geronimo as the site for the final round of 2015. Our foursome decided to play a two man best ball match on a $15 Nassau. After suffering a loss on the front nine, we arrived on the 18th hole 1 up on the back nine and 1 down in the overall match.
The 18th hole is a "bite off as much as you feel comfortable" scenario with a carry over the lake, with my partner in the drink, I decided to get aggressive and I hit a big drive over the pond leaving me only a 30 yard pitch into the green. The comeback effort was only a pitch and a putt away... or so we thought.
Team "Fortunate Bounces" consisting of Paul Gilmore and Joe Garvey both were about 130 out in the middle of the fairway. Hailing from the beautiful country of Ireland, Paul was up 1st. My teammate John and I looked on as Paul's ball flew threw the air towards the green. "Oh shit, that looks really good, I mean really good." Moments later the ball would strike the flag stick on the fly, bounce an inch away from the hole, and land in the cup for an eagle 2!!
The crowd erupted with screams and Joe and Paul hugged each other like a couple of giddy school boys. Even a nearby fisherman turned around to see what had just happened. The comeback bid had been thwarted in dramatic and epic fashion. A walk off home run for Mr Gilmore! It is with great pleasure that I award the "Shot of the Year" to Mr. Paul Gilmore. What a glorious way to strike your last golf shot of 2015. Congratulations!