I'm so close to being good at this game... I work with intercollegiate athletics and played an end-of-year scramble with my staff earlier this week. I was pegged as one of the better players there and from random draw played with three people physically incapable of hitting the ball 100 yards. They teed off from the forward tees and I played from about 6200. The course we played is links style with several broken fairways and about 5 yards of rough to deal with before absolute nothingness. It reminds me of Whistling Straits.
Long story short, I couldn't hit a decent tee shot to save my life. We played several of my partners' tee shots, meaning our second shot was often long as hell. Here's the kicker: I hit 9 approach shots from 175 and further to 10 feet or better. We had 4 eagle opportunities. I put a 3-wood to 8 feet from 270. I hit the pin from the rough at 215. The way I was striking my irons, I could have shot 75 by just hitting it in bounds from the tee. Why does it seem that my tee shots only work for me during marginal iron days and vice versa? I'd shank a 3-wood off the tee and dime the approach with the same club. Damn this game... I'll never figure it out!