Quite good actually. I mean, obviously I am not that good at golf, but for me it is one of the best parts. It helps that my 53 degree only goes 90 yards, but I play that club everything from 25-90 yards, and when I am at 90 yards sometimes I play a PW or even a 9 iron depending on the situation. Inside of 25, I play the club that will get me on the green and ball rolling fastest. That could be anything from a 5 iron down to my 53. The only time I use the 58 is sand, or if I absolutely have to get over something.
Not wedges, but at my local exec course, on hole 9, they have the tees completely shut down and moved all the tees to the bottom of the tiered tee box. The hole plays 220-260 depending on the tees normally, but right now it is playing about 215. I have been playing partial driver because I have to really get a hold of a 4W to get to the green. My driver has been between 230-240 (on good strikes), so I just take a bit off, and I have been hitting the green regularly with this method.
I've never understood how people have so much trouble with flighted shots, partial shots, or anything of the like. I'm not going to say that I am sniping down pins when I am inside 80 yards, but I'm typically within a 20-25 ft circle from there, which is a big improvement over my full swings.
I’m a 13 and I can’t hit a driver consistently within a 40 yard window. I know single digit players that can’t do this. It’s just basic mathematics really. A 40 yard window at 280 yards is not the same as a 40 yard window at 230 yards. The margin of error is much smaller at longer distances.
High handicap players will struggle if they played on a cow pasture. That part has little to do with swing speed.
Swing speed can tell you someone’s potential, but if I gave you two player’s swing speed and nothing else, you’re not going to be able to pick out who the better player is, or the player that hits the ball farther on average.
I swing faster than Jim Furyk, but he is longer than me on average off the tee and far more accurate.
How is your partial wedge game? Serious question.
It’s not that easy to dial back or just simply swing slower. You end up changing all sorts of different variables, and guess what? You still hit misses.