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Target vs. Expectation?... I guess honestly I go in thinking 39-39=78 target. My goal is +1 every three holes (or better of course). Now, actual expectations... 82 or lower - anything above 82 and I feel like I struggled around the course that day. 78 and I'm happy but I expect somewhere between 78-82. I adjust a little based on the course that I'm playing but I guess 78 is my base target. I don't really target any lower because I feel like I'm putting undue pressure on myself to score and I like to keep it fun. If I start pressing and pushing to much I'll start to look at hazards and lose focus on what I'm trying to do vs. being worried about what I might do... Hope that makes a little sense. Yea, so my allowance is 1 bogey every three holes - =Target 78 (assuming par 72 course)
A 2 iron is 18 deg a one can be 18 bent strong or 16 deg. It makes no difference if your Ben Hogan or just the average Joe playing long irons only has marginal advantages compared to 5 woods and hybrids in fact it's almost non existent! Unless your a super high speed player who needs a club for the British open to tee off with on certain holes then woods are simply better it's a fact. A 1 iron is basically a shorter stiffer 15 deg 3 wood.