I have had a terrible couple of days with my woods recently, leading to pressure on my irons and game = terrible up and down scoring. I have never felt comfortable with my 3 wood and hybrid as no matter what model/setup I have owned I hit them great once in a while but terrible most of the time.
My driver has been on/off recently so I have been forced into using the 3 wood and hybrid off the tee with results that are worse than a loose drive, at least a loose drive is still 200ish but just in the rough (with the odd OOB) the 3 wood and hybrid are tops, pulls with 99% of them not making it 100 yards and never in the short stuff
So I am gonna drop the 3 wood and hybrid and just carry driver and irons (3-PW + 2 Wedges)
My 3 and 4 irons have been getting more solid off the tee and I am using them more on shorter par 4's OR easy to miss fairways.
Was wondering if anyone else does this?
I am going to give it a go and I am also going to start carrying again, as I am finding the hassle of the trolley just not suiting me at the moment.
3-woods and hybrids can get you out of sooo many jams. Anybody who drops them from their bag is making a big big mistake. if you crush a drive into the rough and are 200+ yards out from the green, you're not going to use an iron. The hybrid or 3-wood will cut through the rough much much easier than an iron. If you play an iron, it will likely get stuck and wobble around, causing a hook or slice or chunk or..
Anyway, you just need to work on your woods. I couldn't hit for crap anything above my 5-iron. My hybrid, 3-wood, and driver were basically extra strokes everytime I pulled them out. However, I worked and worked on them, now I can't stop hitting bombs. It really comes down to how much you worm. The more you work = the easier the game. I think if you just work hard on your woods, you will start hitting them with ease and see very pleasing results.