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Poll Results: Would you rather have ...

 
  • 35% (25)
    a 170-180 yard approach from a nice flat fairway lie
  • 64% (46)
    a 140-150 yard lie from the rough (not brutal US Open rough, just the run of the mill rough that we all would rather avoid)
71 Total Votes  
post #55 of 65
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Originally Posted by Spyder View Post
 

 


I made a simple comment which meant: "I would rather have a lie in the rough with a shorter distance almost always, but if my stance is all screwed up in that rough, I would rather play from the fairway.". Even if my stance is jacked in the fairway, I feel I would personally have a better shot at success with clean ball contact without the rough in that case.

added something that I would consider when approaching the two scenarios. There's far too many variables to say "I would do A or B, period." I simply elaborated on my opinion. Not sure what you two are lost on.

Ok....

so be it.

 

Seems you gave a rather complicated answer to a very simple question.

post #56 of 65
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Originally Posted by BallMarker View Post
 

Ok....

so be it.

 

Seems you gave a rather complicated answer to a very simple question.

Simply trying to expand the conversation to something beyond a poll and a short response reiterating the selected answer.

post #57 of 65

I picked A, I would rather have a clean look at a ball, anytime.  I would even go so far to say, I would rather have a 5 wood from the fairway then a 7 iron from the rough, but that's just me.

post #58 of 65

I voted 140-150, but I feel like I'd almost have to see the rough to make an actual decision.

post #59 of 65

Rough hands down, as long as the lie was good. I always find it easier to get under the ball in the rough compared to the fairway.

post #60 of 65
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post


That's...ridiculous. I'd be so angry if I hit a halfway decent shot and kept it in play, but still had to declare a lost ball because of that.

Yes, I know...

 

This is a challenging course and course setup required accuracy..........the response from the course staff to complaints was usually......"then don't miss fairways".  People didn't play this course for easy conditions..........  With that said, I did post my lowest round on this course under these conditions.......a -4.....68.  Playing from the rough was always tough..  I believe the rough was every bit of US Open rough conditions on an every day basis............

post #61 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut View Post
 

Yes, I know...

 

This is a challenging course and course setup required accuracy..........the response from the course staff to complaints was usually......"then don't miss fairways".  People didn't play this course for easy conditions..........  With that said, I did post my lowest round on this course under these conditions.......a -4.....68.  Playing from the rough was always tough..  I believe the rough was every bit of US Open rough conditions on an every day basis............

Yea, sounds like the course is like a pro setup. Penalizes bad shots, but rewards good shots by allowing you the opportunity to score (some of the "fairway" lies I get at my local muni are less than ideal). Not surprised that you were able to shoot a low score there.

post #62 of 65

Surprised I'm in the minority on this one. I chose the fairway. It certainly helps that I'm in love with my 4-hybrid, which is my 180y club. :-)

post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by zipazoid View Post
 

Surprised I'm in the minority on this one. I chose the fairway. It certainly helps that I'm in love with my 4-hybrid, which is my 180y club. :-)

For me, that'd be between my 7 (174) and 6 (185) depending on outside factors (uphill target, downhill target, wind, etc.). Though I'm comfortable with the clubs and distance, I'd be much more likely to get close with a wedge from the rough. I'd give my % of success with the 7/6 about a 30%, while the wedge would likely jump to 40%. The percentages are being made up, of course, based on my thinking of hitting the green 4/10 times with my wedge from 150.

GIR PERCENTAGE - 150-175 YARDS

Y-T-D-statistics through: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Jun 08, 2014

RANK THIS WEEK RANK LAST WEEK PLAYER NAME ROUNDS % GREENS HIT TOTAL HOLES RELATIVE TO PAR
1 2 Peter Hanson 29 73.85 48 65 -0.17
2 5 Russell Knox 66 73.27 159 217 -0.20
3 3 Stewart Cink 61 73.10 144 197 -0.15
T4 8 Kevin Chappell 62 71.58 136 190 -0.18
T4 7 Nicholas Thompson titleist 65 71.58 136 190 -0.13
6 9 Heath Slocum titleist 47 71.53 103 144 -0.14
7 10 Jason Kokrak titleist 55 71.07 140 197 -0.17
8 6 Ben Crane titleist 56 71.04 130 183 -0.23
9 11 Bo Van Pelt titleist 53 71.03 103 145 -0.18
10 13 Billy Hurley III 56 70.59 132 187 -0.13

 

 

Here's the guys on the bottom:

 

 

185 187 Ian Poulter titleist 37 55.75 63 113 -0.14
186 177 Andres Romero 48 55.19 85 154 -0.15
187 178 Johnson Wagner titleist 43 54.81 74 135 -0.14
188 186 Richard Lee titleist 61 54.78 86 157 -0.19
189 184 Andrew Loupe titleist 43 52.38 55 105 -0.05
190 T188 Paul Goydos titleist 39 51.56 66 128 -0.06
T191 T188 Darren Clarke 29 51.39 37 72 -0.08
T191 190 Peter Malnati titleist 34 51.39 37 72 -0.19
193 191 Alex Aragon titleist 29 46.27 31 67 -0.19
194 999 Bobby Gates 27 41.10 30 73 -0.17
post #64 of 65
Personally I would prefer the lie in the rough and up close. Depending on a variety of factors that would put anywhere from a PW to an 8-iron in my hands, whereas the fairway one could put an 8-iron to a 6-iron in my hands. I tend to do well out of the rough, especially with short irons and wedges, and I am nearly always more accurate in a situation like that versus a longer shot with a clean lie. After looking through my stats I have come to believe the philosophy of "closer is usually better" much more than I used to.
post #65 of 65

I'd rather be in the fairway, its either an 8 or 7iron, which is a nice easy club.  Sure 150 is the PW in the rough, but the fairway I know there's 1 possible lie.  In the rough, it could be a jumper, in a hole, who knows? With a nice lie, I know what club I need and what spin it will make.  I dont care about odds, I know what I'm comfortable with.

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