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We have a long uphill par 5 at a local course here. The road runs along the right side for the last 300 yards or so. The fairway is more uphill than anything, but runs slightly left to right. I 'should' be able to reach it in 2 if I get a really solid tee shot. I have some mental block though, and no matter how hard or easy or smooth I swing, my second shot avoids the fairway like the plague. Sometimes I find the street, others I shank it to the left, other times I'll get solid contact straight up the fairway and OB because the I don't want to go in the street. Ugh!
I don't know if dread is the correct term, but I am least comfortable when I am out of position and the shot calls for a big fade. this shot takes me out of my comfort zone..... I have the shot and can pull it off, but it's a risky shot for me because my normal shot is a draw. If I don't pull it off, my home course will make me pay dearly because there is no room for a double-cross....there is a steep price to be paid for a straight ball that doesn't fade too.
It USED to be anything requiring the use of my lob wedge. Now, though, that might be my best game.
Now, my least-favorite shots have to be the up- or down-hill par 3's. Even with the distance markers, something about knowing I've got one shot to get to the green plus having to account for elevation differences just screws me up. I'm not very clear on my iron distances yet anyway, so it's just bad.
Let's join up for a scramble...we'll crush the doglegs. I have the same issue but I'm a righty haha.
When I'm in a dogleg left situation, I don't attempt to draw it, I just try to hit a high pull. I crushed one today on a par 4, and out-drove the green by about 50 yards.