I recently read a blog post, I can't remember where, but the gist of it was when choosing a club for your approach shot, you should choose it based on your carry distance, not distance with roll out. I have been choosing clubs based on my total distance not just carry, unless there is something I have to carry like a bunker or water. What do most of you do, and which is the recommended approach?
New to the forum from the Melbourne Florida area!
Just started playing golf last May. Seen some improvements which is always positive !
Anyways I have a question for you all. I have had trouble with falling back on my driver which has caused me a good amount of distance. I've been working on the step through drill and it has really helped, a little too much. I find my most consistent drives the last week have come using this step drill. Anybody have any tips to transition this drill back into my normal swing?
Thanks, and if anyone in the Melbourne Fl area wants to play let me know!
First things first: Can't do anything about the shot that just happened. Second thing-and this is much more difficult to do: let it go. We all hit bad shots--some of which get us into real trouble.
Here's a really good tip I read in golf digest: When you're faced with a carry over water, waste area or other hazard and you're chances of negotiating a shot onto the green from your current position is low, assess the yardage, cut it in HALF and hit TWO shots of approximate equal distance with a high-percentage club.
Here's an example from this week. My second shot on a par-5 went off the toe of my 7-wood right and into trees leaving me a shot that I couldn't advance. Chipped out with a 7-iron but still had nearly 180 to a green fronted by a pond. Without a club in the bag, (or the skill level) to reach to the green, I hit PW 110 and a 70 yard shot onto green with my 58* wedge. Hit it close, missed the putt and finished with a double.
If you play smart and within your means, blowup holes will all but disappear from your card. IMO, the only reason for carding a 9 or 10 on ANY hole is you're just not thinking and making reasonable decisions out there. No excuse for going 'tin cup' out there.