On another thread, I read about playing with a few clubs as part of training - to be good at using specific clubs. I have been struggling with my approach shots, usually, mid to long irons. So, I decided to remove driver, 3 wood, and hybrid to increase the frequency of using long iron (4 in this case). Well, as predicted, without long clubs, I needed longer 2nd shots and the game suffered. I did a few strokes higher than what I do normally on the course. But I am convinced, it would help me improve my long irons shot and get my handicap index to below 14 again.
I played my 1st round without a driver, 3 wood, hybrid
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I did it yesterday late when there was no one around. I played the usual tee I normally play which is 6200 yards, par 72.. I stuck with this tee to hit at least two long iron shots back to back (tee off & 2nd) on par 4s & 5s.
The 4's aren't that bad for me, I can reach them all in 2 with a 3 iron off the tee. But just because I can reach them doesn't mean I hit them, lol...I miss a lot of greens and have to rely on my short game which has allowed me to scramble for par on most of them. The par 5's all take 3 shots to reach the green which hurts my game, I prefer being able to take a long to medium iron into the greens in 2 rather then a 3i then a iron to 150 and in.