Originally Posted by bplewis24
Sounds like me, somewhat. My strengths are typically driving and putting. My short game chipping is solid. My short irons are below average, but my longer irons feel much more comfortable. In fact my 6 and 5 irons are my most consistent right now.
Played with a stranger a few weeks back who witnessed me hit a horrible tee shot into jail, and I had to pitch out sideways. He mentioned I had a window to advance it a bit, and I chose a different window that was slightly larger, but also mentioned that "i'll be more comfortable with that yardage anyway." I could tell he didn't believe it. Turns out I left myself 185 to the pin, and I said, "perfect, that's about a 5i for me, which is my best club right now." He was still silent, and then I hit a rope at the flag that landed about 15 feet past (took a hard bounce).
I usually play par 5s well because Dr/3w or Dr/long iron usually give me good chances to score. Whereas from 130 yards and in I'm just as likely to miss the green short as to hit it pin-high. I theorize that this is because my casting is more pronounced with the shorter clubs.
I can totally vouch for this! ;) And it makes perfect sense too ... just look at his signature line.
On another note, I know I'm not a 20+ handicapper (well not now, but if I keep playing like I have been I may be there soon) but I paid attention to my drives today. I used my driver 11 times today and hit it fairly well by my standards. None OB, and only one into a lateral hazard ;)) I had two poor mishits, one a slice into the hazard, one a snap hook that only went about 200 yards. Of the nine other solid drives, I had 3 that went around 250-255, and 5 that all went around 260-265, then there was "the one." A 612 yard par 5 on the card, the tee markers were one box up from the back so it was playing maybe 585 or something and I absolutely bombed one! Aimed at the bunkers on the left, perfect draw (actually a bit of a hook) of about 15 yards and ended up in the center of the fairway 225 yards from the center of the green. Worked it backwards from that point here on google maps and the card yardage is obviously off because the drive only went about 305. But who cares ... 305!!! (Yes, there was a strong helping wind!)
I only mention this because now I am reminded not only how effing far 300 is, but how far even 275 is. Heck, for that matter ... 250 is a poke!