One course I play has an elevated green (about 35 feet above the fairway). It's a short dogleg hole, par 4 about 280 yards, 160 to the dog leg. If you hit it right you end up with about 100 - 120 yards to the flag but you need to hit it really high in order to hold the green. If you get on the green in 2 you can usually 2 putt from anywhere on the green.
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That's because someone alright hit the shot fat for you, so your club can glide right through without catching a chunk..
Assuming neutral conditions, B330, 10-15 yards roll, that's about where it would end up. It's a titanium 13.5˚, has a very penetrating flight, and I generate a ton of clubhead speed. Off the tee I hit it higher but not really much farther than that. Out of the last 5 times I've hit it on the course, it's only been under 270 once. Still got to the fringe though.
When I'm not duffing my RBZ 3 wood 84 yards, it's not uncommon for me to hit it around 265.
It's one of the only clubs I can semi-consistently hit long.
You guys have to stop this. I just bought a RBZ driver that really increased my distance (of course I was hitting an 8 year old driver before that) ad the guy told me the woods were suppose to be even hotter...and my 3 wood is an older Warbird that I love and hit well but don't hit it exceptionally long.
If these posts keep coming...my wife is not going to be happy with another new club showing up in my bag!
I love any unorthodox shot that needs to be played, like low punch shots from under trees, high shots over or through trees, SW chips from the rough, etc; I find it makes the game more interesting when you need to get creative with your shots.
My all-time favourite unorthodox shot that I took was a couple weeks ago. I was in the left rough of a par 4 right under a tree about 50 yards away from the hole, with a pond with a large fountain shooting upwards between me and the green. I used a 4H and hit it very lightly through the fountain and onto the green.
Most of my drives are never in the fairway, so I've learned to get better and better at these shots, but my friends think I'm crazy when I try them! :)
I also, like was said earlier, enjoy any shot where I'm using a club outside of its intended purpose I.e. using a 3 wood to punch 60 yards under a tree.
To make things worse..I used my friend's R11s 4-wood yesterday. All the settings were neutral, just wanted to try it once. I hit my 3 wood off a tee first. Hit his 4 wood next, and it was a good bit higher, may have even gotten under it too much, but it was still a good 20 yards longer than my 3-wood. If I had one of those and could get the trajectory a little lower, it would be way longer than my 3 wood I am hitting now.
May have to start shopping around haha.
Tee shots with a large tree in the middle of the fairway. There are similar holes on the two courses I play. Both have big maple trees right in front of a right-turn dog leg. You can play it safe and aim left of the tree (plenty of fairway) or you can hit over the tree and end up a lot closer for your second shot.
Also like long putts where I have to hit up a hill that drains left or right towards the hole. I don't think I've ever made any in one, but it's nice when I'm left with a tap in.
I like when I'm forced to hit a low shot that requires me to draw/fade it. Usually occurs when a tree branch is hanging overhead and the green is not reachable with a straight shot. I find it easier to draw/fade the low irons in the back of my stance and have been very successful when attempting such shots.