Originally Posted by bigbear43
What do you have in your bag for woods?
Allthough at my hc tou'd expect a nice 13*-15* wood to be no problem at all ...... it is actually the weakest link in my game and you don't have to be a superstar to play from hc 6 it is just making pars, 1 or 2 birdies and a couple of bogeys.
At most par 4's it is a good drive followed by an iron to hit a GIR, or just off and scramble for par, about half of the missed GIR's I make and some I don't.
Normally I make most par 3's and I play the par 5's conservative meaning GIR plus 2 (or 1) putts
I never try to reach a par 5 in 2, so what is the use of a 3 Wood for me.
3 Hybrid is about 210 yds, but at our course we have a 225 yds par 3 and I (might) need something to reach that green ...... on the other hand now I use the 4 i to play it safely to a flat area just short left of the green, and chip for par or bogey from there...... rather than taking a big risk of going over 150 yds of water plus 40 yds of a severe downslope, hoping to land somewhere in the center of the green.
I know my game well enough, that adding a 3, 4 or 5 wood means buying a nice stick for in the garage and I am considering buying a 18* or 16* hybrid ...... my only concerns are that a 18* hybrid might be almost equal in distance as the current 20* hybrid is and if a 16* might be as difficult as a 3 wood.......