Re: your most comfortable 18 hole yardage is?
Originally Posted by right handed phil mickelson
yeah but you drive the ball 330... well, depending on which thread we're talking about... another one said 270
... just giving you a hard time, couldn't resist it.
Me personally... I like to play 6400-6800 usually. That being said, one of my home courses plays around 7000 from the tips, and it really isn't much different than playing from the box at 6500. Another nearby course has tees at 6500 and 7000 and absolutely kick my ass from 7000. It just depends on the courses and the way different holes are setup. The hard one has long par 3's from 7000 and a couple rediculous par 4's 450ish. On the other hand the easier 7000 course balances it out better and just adds a little length on many holes... 1-2 clubs up for the par 3's and more mid-irons into greens, but no real ass-kicker holes.
On some courses dropping 200 yards will help a bit (taking a bunker or two out of play, making a par5 reachable), but on other courses it makes no difference. 200 yds is only 11yds a hole... so basically almost a 1 club difference... usually not a big deal.