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which club is more difficult for you?

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Any club that miss-behaves doesn't stay in the bag long or spends time-out in the basement...
The only club that really baffled me, was the 1-iron off the deck.

I finally gave up because everyone was telling me "Even God could not hit a 1-iron"  :whistle:

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1 hour ago, Club Rat said:

Any club that miss-behaves doesn't stay in the bag long or spends time-out in the basement...
The only club that really baffled me, was the 1-iron off the deck.

I finally gave up because everyone was telling me "Even God could not hit a 1-iron"  :whistle:

Well, according to Lee Trevino, HE can - and did - TWICE!

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3w off deck and my lob wedge on full shots. The latter is a mental thing and getting better.

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Does anyone else hit their long irons more consistently than their shorter ones? I'm more confident that I'll make solid-er contact with my 4 iron than with a 9....cos I suck.

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Whatever my longest iron is (currently 5i).  But I'm getting better at it lately.  I've stopped trying the overthink it and am just making my normal swing.  Seems to help...

  • (or anything other than the driver when I put it on a tee - for whatever reason)
  • or my putter
  • or.....

no....it's the 5i

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Ive never really had a problem with one particular club over another. If I'm hitting bad shots with one club it usually goes throughout my bag. Before hybrid clubs became adjustable i used to have some problems hitting wild high hooks with them. But now that they have evolved to suit more types of players i don't have any issues with them. 

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2 hours ago, Groucho Valentine said:

Ive never really had a problem with one particular club over another. If I'm hitting bad shots with one club it usually goes throughout my bag. Before hybrid clubs became adjustable i used to have some problems hitting wild high hooks with them. But now that they have evolved to suit more types of players i don't have any issues with them. 

I have to agree, I don't have one specific club that gives me trouble. Obviously, it's easier to hit a pitching wedge than a 4 iron, but I don't dread hitting a 4 iron.

If I had to say I have one club that maybe gets me in the most trouble it would be my 3 wood. It has some nasty misses in it.

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I actually love my hybrids. Personally its my GW/LW as they are Nike and dont match the rest of my Lynx set, so they throw me off a bit.

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On 10/13/2017 at 1:14 PM, Hacker James said:

Yes, I know....difficult to get a consensus, but (other than driver), which club do you feel gives you the most trouble?

For me, it is the 3H.  Interestingly enough, I have two 4H, but each with different loft. Bobby Jones Black is called as a 4H with 21 degrees of loft, but the Calloway Diablo 4H has 22. The Bobby Jones is the easiest of all.  I can hit my 3 FW  XCG-7 Beta fairly easily. One would think the 3H would be, but such is not the case.  Of course, the different shafts would weigh heavily in the equation. 

Should there be a poll where you can select more than one?

At times, the driver gets me trouble and 3W sometimes ends in a super thin shot, but they still feel "comfortable" to swing.

My longest iron is the hardest with the second longest being a close second so 5i and 4i. Luckily, I rarely ever need to use them, and if I do, I get these really low screaming shots on the course. Even on the range, these two clubs are like a hit it once, hate the shot, then pick another club to hit.

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what ever club I have in my hand just before I swing at the ball. In truth the only club that I can't hit is the 3 wood and I have taken that club out of my bag about a half dozen years ago.  

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On 10/13/2017 at 4:27 PM, onthehunt526 said:

Anything that's considered a "sand wedge" with more than a 1/2 to 2/3 swing.

In general, I'd say 3-wood or 4-wood. For full swings anyway. Even though I'm 6'5" I think the issue with fairways in general, is the length of the club. I feel that 43" for a 3-wood is a little bit overkill... This is a little off-topic, but it is the reason I struggle with fairways... (It's getting better though)

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I'll say lob wedge, but really it's anything inside 100 yards. I need to learn to flight my wedges, as I badly struggle with distance consistency. I'll be 90 yards out and grab a sand wedge, then come up 10 yards short. Next time, I'll club up to gap wedge and still be 10 yards short. It's obviously mental, but I figure flighting wedges and learning reliable 1/2 and 3/4 distances with at least one club will save me from myself.

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Longest clubs, definitely. I love hitting driver, I'm confident with it. It's a largely misplaced confidence, though, as driving penalties and generally poor position off the tee kill me. So it does the most damage, usually. 

 

3W and 3H I either hit fairly well or top. 3, 4, 5 irons I sometimes have  poor contact with poor direction, but I usually am not hitting them far enough to do a lot of damage. If I'm 190 out and slice a weak 170 yard 4 iron, that's usually recoverable. 

 

6i and above I don't have too much trouble with, relative to everything else. 

 

For the guys who don't hit wedges well, is it a distance/direction thing? Contact? I chunk them sometimes, but find distance and direction pretty easy most of the time  

 

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