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Anyone 'better' with longer clubs?

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Lately my short clubs have forsaken me. I've found myself 'laying up' to give myself a 3 wood or 2i hybrid to the green instead of a 5 or 6 iron. My bad 3 wood shot is just to the right, but consistently hit with good contact. My irons have been fat, pushed, pulled...you name it...

Any ideas? Probably mental...

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I use to play a lot like this.  It was always 3 wood, 3 wood ,chip to the green for me.  I rarely ever hit an iron at all when I started.  They do make 5 and 6 hybrids that you might want to try.  The higher loft you are hitting into the green the better.

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I use to play a lot like this.  It was always 3 wood, 3 wood ,chip to the green for me.  I rarely ever hit an iron at all when I started.  They do make 5 and 6 hybrids that you might want to try.  The higher loft you are hitting into the green the better.

Yeah I know about the hybrids, but I refuse to buy new irons or anything similar until I'm hitting more consistent. I won't use my clubs as an excuse...because when I hit them well, they do what I want them to do.

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Total wild guess but perhaps when you are way out like that you feel no (less) pressure to hit the green while in close you stress to much.

I know for myself when I have a 9i or less I expect to hit the green 90% or more of the time. Sometimes that expectation backfires and I miss a lot of them. With anything longer though I am just trying to get it close to the green so I can get up and down so there is much less pressure and its more like being at the driving range. I have hit 5 woods from 215 out to 6 feet and in the same round missed the green completely from 110

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Originally Posted by hendog

Total wild guess but perhaps when you are way out like that you feel no (less) pressure to hit the green while in close you stress to much.

I know for myself when I have a 9i or less I expect to hit the green 90% or more of the time. Sometimes that expectation backfires and I miss a lot of them. With anything longer though I am just trying to get it close to the green so I can get up and down so there is much less pressure and its more like being at the driving range. I have hit 5 woods from 215 out to 6 feet and in the same round missed the green completely from 110

I don't think that's the case, as right now I'm more focusing on making solid contact every shot. I don't care if I miss right, left, long, or short, as long as I strike the ball well. I don't know what it is.

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Yes and no. Driver works well. I got a RazrX driver last season. It had a slightly lighter shaft than my old one, and was mid-high vs. mid launch. I set the weighting to neutral and the face to open. I get a nice, smooth draw with less effort it took for my old driver. I average hit 9 of 14 fairways, but two or three more in first cut of rough.

I never "play it safe" off the tee with an FW, as my driver is much more accurate. Only time the driver stays in bag is on a short par 4 where a normal shot would roll through the landing.

That said, I've had a hard time two years ago, and a terrible time last season, with my FWs and hybrid. Last season, a new mix delivered a lot of misses, sprayed all over the place - problem in part super-light shafts. (I replaced my FWs and H last week, so hopefully the new guys will work better).

My irons are in between, fairly straight but not always crisp.

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