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What kind of tee shot to a sloped/angled fairway?

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Yesterday I played a par 4 hole with an angled or sloped fairway (right to left as you look down the fairway from the tee markers).  Straight fairway, lined by trees and rough (read that as rocky soil with enough weeds to lose your ball) on both sides.  And OB left beyond the rough.  Fairway dry and firm enough that the ball can roll a bit (downhill to the left).

I was concerned that a straight shot down the center of the fairway would end up in the left rough or OB.  What I didn't want was anything left (pull/draw/hook--I'm a righty).  I tried to fade it a bit but overdid it and ended up in the right rough. :loco:

How else do you approach a tee shot for this sort of hole?  Thanks!

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I am going to hit a left to right fade so the ball hits into the slope, and loses momentum. There is a fairway  outside of FT Worth TX that has this same fairway look, and that's  how I play it when ever I play there. If it's a shorter par 4, I might go with my 3w for more control. Actually, to my way of thinking,  the second shot off the up hill slope would be the tougher of the two. That ball flight will tend to curve left.

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Unless the fairway is severely tilted, hit your stock shot.

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