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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ash1974 View Post
 

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.

post #20 of 23
This thread is almost 3 years old. I'm guessing that the OP has either figured it out, or moved on by now. a2_wink.gif
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

This thread is almost 3 years old. I'm guessing that the OP has either figured it out, or moved on by now. a2_wink.gif

WHAT?! Damn, I saw it in the related forum threads. Lol thanks for letting me know that.

post #22 of 23
newbie here...i still think its smart to stay away from clubs that aren't your friend. i recently took my 3w and 5w out of the bag and bought a used 4 hybrid. especially for us high handicappers its better to use the clubs we are better with and save the others for when we improve.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Steel View Post

I used to carry Driver, 2 - sand wedge, putter, thats it.  But for somewhat different reasons, driver was very good, long and straight, 2 iron 230 yards.  Took the 3 wood out of the bag because I would tend to go for par 5's in 2 with the 3 wood in my bag, resulted in 2 many bogies as far as I was concerned.  Removed the 3 wood and the temptation, I found I could make the same number of birdies and litteraly no bogies on par 5's by laying up and using the wedge.  Use the club's that work for you, don't worry about what other people think

I used to do the same thing, Driver and then 2 iron through lob wedge and putter. I now carry a 2 hybrid instead of 2 iron but still don't really need a 3 wood.
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