Was hoping to get some advice here..
At my home course I pretty much always end up with a +4 or +5 on a particular hole. This is usually the difference between me shooting mid 90s and high 80s. (the 4 or 5 strokes over par plus the few bad shots that unfortunately usually follow on the next tee because I dont mentally have it together.
It is a long par 4, very tight fairway, if you miss left your def. not going to have a shot at the green BUT you might have a shot at chipping back in play (if your ball is not lost amidst all the trees. If you miss right even the slightest bit, your toast, the out of bounds on right hand side is so close to the fairway. My miss with a driver is a big slice so I NEVER dare take driver on this hole. I usually hit 4 iron off the tee and then 7 iron to 100 yards. You would think by playing it safe this way, with 100 yards in for my third shot, that I would most likely make bogey or at the very very worst double bogey NOPE. The hole always goes something like this.
- 4 iron to center of fairway
- 7 iron, still in center of fairway, 100 yards to center of green
- pitching wedge chunked or thinned into bunker in front or on side of the green
- bunker shot short of green in fringe or over green
- chip across the green
- putt on the green from friinge
- 2 putt
I can go all day hitting my 30-100 yard shots very well and then when ever im staring down that 100 yard shot to this green I dont know what happens. I know the simple answer is it must be something mental, but what? Even after all the failure at this hole I honestly am not nervous standing over that shot. I just happen to botch it up EVERY time. It's actually contrary, every round im very excited to face that shot again, I look forward to it.
My question is, do you think this is the best strategy for this hole? another suggestion? If this is the best strategy, what are some good 100 yard shot drills so I can conquer this!?