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nothing like finding a ProV1 tagged w/ "Uncle Randy's Breezy Balls".
 agreed.  everyone likes to point to the stats, but it doesn't take each of our typical experiences into account.   if you play open courses, then longer into rough probably isn't too bad. on tight or woodsy courses, i'm not so sure.
my opinion is probably skewed b/c my home course is very tight, with OB surrounding half of the holes.     driver into rough 20 yds further??  sure, i'd take that.  but for me on my course, if you don't hit fairway, you're lucky if you aren't screwed.
i'm with the OP on this one.  accuracy over distance leads to better scores for many players more often than not.  i played irons only for a while and just got back to my 3w off the tee (ditched the driver a looong time ago).   the flip-side of the argument is course management on any given course... do you smash it as far as you can and take a half wedge in, or take an iron off the tee for a full-swing second shot??  horses for courses.  i only recently discovered i...
 somewhat conflicting, but to each his own.  at least for me, a miss with an iron is generally still straight.  it doesn't go the distance i wanted, but i at least have a make-up shot from the fairway.  a miss with a wood is generally OB or on an adjacent hole, which can actually add more distance for my second shot than if i had simply played an iron off the tee. again, to each his own.  what works for one person won't work for another.  my point was just not to get...
  both of these = great advice.   i'll also go one further and recommend playing a couple rounds with irons only.  i started doing this last season and it helped tremendously (i'm actually continuing to do it this season, as i enjoy hitting my long irons with greater consistency).  it makes you focus on the basics, and your misses won't be as bad.  there's so much emphasis on distance, when accuracy is far more important at this stage of your game.
last season, i did away with the driver... did me a lot of good getting back to the basics.   this season, i'm taking it a bit further with some other fun experiments that (so far) have gone well:   - only using steel shafts -- i've come to the realization i simply don't like graphite shafts... i love my TEE XCG-V 3w, but i only find the fairway 50% of the time...   - stick with my 7+ wood off the tees -- thankfully my local (and league) course is short, so it...
the two biggest problems i've noticed that cause traffic jams on courses:   1) slow players who are oblivious to faster players behind them; and, 2) players who think they are long hitters, but aren't (or, aren't consistent enough to warrant waiting on others).   maybe we need to post signs on the course as a friendly reminder... like on the interstate, you see:     ...it seems laughable to post signs encouraging slower players to allow faster groups to play...
...where's my popcorOHDERRITIS.  
it seems most iron sets have 4* gaps between clubs -- though in my recent experience, i played the best round of my life with a short set, with anywhere between 6*-8* between my irons/wedges.  this got me thinking that each player must have a 'breaking point' where the gaps become too large for comfort.   so, if you were building/buying a personalized set of irons, think about how much of a gap you could safely leave between the majority of your clubs (i.e. mid and...
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