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Re: go to shotWith my driver, 3 wood and 2H my 'go to shot' is a little draw. With 4H-9I my shot is a baby fade. Since wedges are more difficult to 'work', I usually just hit the ball as straight as possible. It's funny - with my wedges the harder I swing the more likely the ball is a slight pull or draw. With irons a harder swing will result in more of a fade.
Re: go to shotI consider you a lucky (or talented) guy with that shot pattern. One thought about hard wedges: if you want to hit them hard, swing hard, just do not make a overly long backswing. If I could remember this, I would hit a lot fewer hooking PW's. I would be much better off hitting the next club straight than trying to push extra length from any of my wedges. One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard was, "never hit your most lofted wedge as hard as you can." Unfortunately, I seem to forget this from time to time. And, this might not apply on flop shots over a tree or something... you can rip at those if that is the only alternative.
Re: go to shotSince I hit the ball very straight, my go to shot is always a 3/4 punch with one to two clubs too much. I really like it from 150-165. I take a 5 or 6 iron and feed it down to the hole. I usually can get it inside 10' or so. I don't know why I don't hit it all the time, but I guess I'm not that smart.
When I am jittery and really off, I play a chuck down 3W from the tee, 3/4 swing, ball back in stance and taking the club straight back on the takeway, almost out-in. It is basically a punch shot - no distance obviously, seldom more than 180 meters (200 yards), but at least the ball is in play. For the second shot, depending on the distance, I play exactly the same go-for-broke shot with a 5W or hybrid towards the entrance of the green. If the green has no entrance, I am screwed.
When I'm that off, I don't even try to hit iron or wedge. That's how bad it gets for me.
I got to a push draw. Just what I try to hit 99% of the time. If I really want to promote a draw, I will drop my right foot back a bit with the driver, just to promote a more inside swing path.