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what is your go to shot from 100 yards in the fairway?

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It depends if I have to fly the ball over a hazard, or if I have clear sailing to my target. 

AW to fly the ball 100 yards. 8i if I can roll it there. 

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Depends but in calm conditions where it's just a yardage thing either 54 or 58. Recently reconfigured so my most lofted club is a 54 and full on its my 110-115 club but inside 125 I hit a lot of flighted/partial shots. 

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I like a full swing into my target, im not consistant enough when shortning my backswing i guess its a rtyhm thing, It maybe a good enough excuse for a new wedge my 60 good for about 90 and my 56 is about 110

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1 hour ago, No Mulligans said:

PW mostly, or a 9i or 8i... it depends.

I wouldn't be taking a full swing with any of them.  A full swing with my SW is about 90 yards.  

Regardless, why would someone take a full swing from 100 yards?

First of all, 100 yards is still a pretty significant full shot for most people. Second it's for more spin.

The main reason is to create enough spin to stop on the green from close up. You can't bump and run everything.

For example, I actually pulled one off a flop shot today getting me over a high bunker onto an island green stopping close enough for the up and down. It was only 30 yards or so, but still a pretty aggressive swing with a nearly 30 degree open face on my 60 wedge. It's a really tough shot for me, but I've been practicing it for the past few months or so. My 70 to 100 yard approach shot is somewhere between nearly or actually a full swing 56 to 60 depending upon the situation.

Open the face and try to hit your 60 10-40 yards, it will pretty much stop on a dime, but you make a pretty aggressive swing. You can also change the angle that you open the face to help change the distance.

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Gap Wedge (50°). Just a bit under a full swing.

If there are branches overhead to worry about, I've had pretty good luck hitting 100 yards or less with a gripped-down 5iron punch.

I haven't learned how to flight my wedges yet.

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Ive found my dispersion left and right is better when I hit a flighted GW instead of trying to hit my 54 degree 100 yards.  I can hit it that far but that requires a perfect strike with a lot of speed. Im much more confident hitting the flighted shot.

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It depends. I can hit ~100 yards with my 52, PW, or 9 iron.

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1 hour ago, No Mulligans said:

Regardless, why would someone take a full swing from 100 yards?

Because I suck at golf.  ;-)

From 100 yards, I'm hitting a "full" sand wedge (54-degree).  I can hit it about 105, so 100 is a perfect distance for a full swing without swinging out of my shoes.

I'm not good enough where I should be introducing more variables, so I try to take full swings whenever possible (for now). 

 

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30 minutes ago, Lihu said:

First of all, 100 yards is still a pretty significant full shot for most people. Second it's for more spin.

The main reason is to create enough spin to stop on the green from close up. You can't bump and run everything.

 

I'm more accurate with a 3/4 or a 1/2 swing and I can get enough spin with a 3/4 PW to stop it on a green almost as well as a full SW.  For me, at 100 yards and less a full swing is the exception not the rule.

A full out of your shoes swing with a LW moonshot,  it's just harder to be accurate.  Isn't that why @iacas recommends and often flights his wedges.

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8 minutes ago, No Mulligans said:

I'm more accurate with a 3/4 or a 1/2 swing and I can get enough spin with a 3/4 PW to stop it on a green almost as well as a full SW.  For me, at 100 yards and less a full swing is the exception not the rule.

A full out of your shoes swing with a LW moonshot,  it's just harder to be accurate.  Isn't that why @iacas recommends and often flights his wedges.

Never said that. Always controlled.

100 yards is still a pretty long way to be controlling a 1/2 swing. Interesting. . .

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Well assuming the ground is level and there are no trees, probably a PW or 9.  If I am swinging well that day, definitely the PW.

Also I don't about everyone else, but half swing versus full swing is only about 10 yds.  The ball just flies higher with the full swing.  If I want more distance, and lower trajectory, set the ball back in my stance and then distance will change more.

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Because I don't know how to get spin (much less control it), I prefer a high shot that doesn't roll out much. it's simply the best I can do with my skill level and swing speed. I'm in the same mindset as @Hardspoon.

I've seen my ball spin backwards on the green a couple of times and thought, "well that's a kind of cool". But it wasn't anything intentional or repeatable.

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5 minutes ago, JonMA1 said:

Because I don't know how to get spin (much less control it), I prefer a high shot that doesn't roll out much. it's simply the best I can do with my skill level and swing speed. I'm in the same mindset as @Hardspoon.

I've seen my ball spin backwards on the green a couple of times and thought, "well that's a kind of cool". But it wasn't anything intentional or repeatable.

Completely agree, and this is a good option to have. You can control distances reasonably with this method as well from closer up. You can't bump and run every thing.

Flighting a club is useful in some situations and flopping is useful sometimes. The more options you have in your bag the better. The standard pitch and chip shots per the methods described on this site are a good stock method for me, and everything else is icing on the cake.

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13 minutes ago, Lihu said:

Completely agree, and this is a good option to have. You can control distances with this method as well.

You can't bump and run every thing. Flighting a club is useful in some situations and flopping is useful sometimes. The more options you have in your bag the better.

 

There is a wide array of shots between a full LW and a bump and run. I will pretty much never make a full swing with a LW unless it is out of the rough. With a clean lie a well struck 3/4 SW or GW will drop and stop on just about any green.

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3 minutes ago, SavvySwede said:

There a big array of shots between a full LW and a bump and run. I will pretty much never hit a full swing with a LW unless it is out of the rough. With a clean lie a well struck 3/4 SW or GW will drop and stop on just about any green.

Sure, and looking at my GG stats I pretty much never do as well. However, I like to have the option for 70-80 yard shots even though it's rare that I end up at that distance. I also employ 52, 56 and my PW sometimes an 8i or whatever if I need to duck a shot under a tree. I consider those shots a variant of bump and run. I suppose I "flight" my clubs without knowing the term as well.

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1 hour ago, JMHARDING said:

I like a full swing into my target, im not consistant enough when shortning my backswing i guess its a rtyhm thing, It maybe a good enough excuse for a new wedge my 60 good for about 90 and my 56 is about 110

Interesting. I'm thinking a shorter swing means more control for most here....

So with that 56, that's a very lofty 100 yards?

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