For my 40th birthday, my wife arranged for me to have two days off and took me down to Carmel. We checked into the Inn at Spanish Bay where she had set up a tee time with a caddie for the next day. I have never played Spanish Bay and had never had a caddie before either, so I was quite nervous.
First tee, I got out there and nutted the drive, easily 40 yards past the longest of the other 3 in the foursome. It felt amazing.
Too bad my next shot was a hosel rocket off to the right and near the 17th green...
I played my D game that day, all day long except for my putting! The caddie told me what the break would be and I took the advice and walked off with only 28 putts where the 3 others in the foursome probably had 40+ putts.
Oh, and I was about a foot from a HIO as well.