What type of shot should I play in this situation ? - Page 2
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Are you afraid that if you aim right that it wont draw?
If so, then i would aim straight down the center and draw it to the left side of the fairway. if not, you can give yourself a bit more draw room by teeing up on the left side, aim towards the right side of the fairway and draw it more.
Personally, i don't like aiming a place were i can possibly hit it straight, so i would tee the ball up in the center of the tee box or right side and play a draw from the center of the fairway to the left size of the fairway.
Play the whole a few times, with different ideas and see which one you are comfortable with. One shot i like, if you feel like you hit it to far and could catch the bunker, try a high fade. Tee the ball up farther in the stance, and hold off the clubface a bit. It launches the higher, cuts a bit off the distance, lands softer. I find i never slice this shot because the ball is so far up in my stance, i would never hit it with an over the top move. So i really have to get my forward and my weight forward. I tried this shot on a dog leg left before, were it was water through the fairway. I just took a high fade over the trees, i ended up in the rough, but it was better than trying to draw the ball and if it doesn't draw its a water ball.
Hi, i recommend avoiding thinking about drawing and fading with your handicap unless you have the technique licked. Rather you should aim for a landing zone that honestly is most like the result you get when you line up for a straight shot to the widest point of the fairway near (hopefully) a pet distance. So if you set-up for a straight shot with the club that will give you 195 yards or so then play that club. should you find yourself on the right of the fairway, aim left next time but never too far in case you really do hit it dead straight and end up in the woods. Play three balls like that to check how each ball disperses ?? Be honest with yourself about the results. You want simply to finish near the middle of the fairway. Trying more advanced ball flights that take you so near Danger on a tree lined hole is asking for trouble.If you really need the driver for distance the grip further down the club thus shortening the length of the club which gives you a bit more control, also try and just make a nice swing, playing for placement buddy!!!!.