Ok so I have written here on occassion on my woe's with distance. All that not with standing, last week and this week I started to play way way better. What I did in a nutshell is to start using my 7 wood way more. If I am inside 150 I'll use an iron, if I am outside of that I'll use my 7 wood. Depending on the distance depends on how much I choke down. Today through 6 holes I was even par on the East course at the Parks in Churchville NY. Finished 6 over. That is two putting the last 3 holes.
I have found myself swinging easier off the tee which cost me a little distance but not much, but I am in the fairway way more. I am also way closer to the green if not on it much more too doing what I am doing. Like regulation on. So I am cutting my set down to 7-sw, carrying a driver, putter, and 3 and 7 wood or a 5 and 7 wood depending on which I choose. I hit my Titelist 3 wood better than I hit my Cleveland 5 wood so go figure right. I wanted to make sure that what I was doing was really working and through 5 rounds over the last two weeks my score has plummeted from the high 80's to high 70's low 80's. Tues I shot a 79 on the south and east at the Parks in Churchville. No mulligans, do over's etc.etc. Matter of fact Tues I wasn't even keeping score another fella was and he was like 2 over after 18. So there ya go. thanks
PS if I choke down on my 7 wood from the rough I can hit about 180 carry but nice and high, from the fairway choked down I get a bit more boring flight cause I don't open the club as much as from the rough and hit it max 195 but with a little fade. Or I can come at it a bit steeper like from the rough and hit very high but about 20 yds shorter with not as much roll out. All I know is that it is working and I am not afraid of duffing it which with longer irons I do more than frequently. Anybody else do this?