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post #37 of 112
7th hole at my local public course has a high traffic road leading to the highway running parallel on the right side. I dread driving that hole worrying that I'll slice. I usually end up aligning about 30 degrees left of target
post #38 of 112
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Originally Posted by kings1621 View Post

7th hole at my local public course has a high traffic road leading to the highway running parallel on the right side. I dread driving that hole worrying that I'll slice. I usually end up aligning about 30 degrees left of target

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!
post #39 of 112

I used to dread the Long fairway shot with the fairway wood, now I use hybrids..fear is gone. Playing a long narrow fairway, with a hard dogleg still gets me. I play one that has a tree in the middle of the turn towards a way-high elevated tee...i have been very lucky...

post #40 of 112

I hate a 180+ carry shot over a hazard. For some reason if I have a long carry my mind decides I have to swing out of my a$$ and either hit it fat and have another shot to carry the hazard or I slice the crap out of it and go into the hazard.

post #41 of 112

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. 

post #42 of 112
Any shot outside of 5 inches is rough for me
post #43 of 112

My third putt.

post #44 of 112

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.

post #45 of 112
For me, it's the bunker shot with a water hazard on the other side of the green. One local course we play has a couple holes with that feature. The fear of thinning it or blasting it out of the bunker and into the water usually means getting it out, but well short of the hole.
post #46 of 112

short sided, in tall grass

post #47 of 112

I'd say that hitting #3 off the tee is the shot I dread most.....

post #48 of 112
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I'd say that hitting #3 off the tee is the shot I dread most.....

 

Could be worse...I hit #5 off the tee yesterday. That's what I get for "playing it safe" twice...

post #49 of 112

Either a tight fairway or dog leg right where I should be hitting a draw.  I can consistently hit a nice big fade (lefty) down fairway almost  every time.  Force me to hit a draw and something happens.

post #50 of 112
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Originally Posted by jimmer1609 View Post

Either a tight fairway or dog leg right where I should be hitting a draw.  I can consistently hit a nice big fade (lefty) down fairway almost  every time.  Force me to hit a draw and something happens.

 

Let's join up for a scramble...we'll crush the doglegs. I have the same issue but I'm a righty haha.

post #51 of 112

Heck yeah !!!!! No joke I dread having to hit the draw with my driver.  Although every now and then I'll get ahold of one and mash it 

post #52 of 112
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Heck yeah !!!!! No joke I dread having to hit the draw with my driver.  Although every now and then I'll get ahold of one and mash it 

 

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.

post #53 of 112
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post

When you're on the course, what situation makes you cringe?

Nothing makes me tighten up more than dreaded short putt.

 

Second place is the shot off of the tee with either out-of-bounds or water that comes into play.

post #54 of 112

any chip off a downhill lie.    especially if the green runs away or if i shortsided myself

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