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  1. Cantankerish

    100 Yard Options

    Good day, all. I have buckets of questions, but this one comes up consistently in my game: I don't really have a good tool for the 100 yard shot. And it comes up all the time. My first method was to lay off the pitching wedge. I hit it about 130 yards on a pretty good stroke. Then I got myself a gap wedge. Note: my budget is pretty tight, so I picked up a used one. It is peculiarly short, 52 degree loft. I like the club, but it only hits about 85-90 yards for me. That is similar to what my sand wedge hits, so I do not have a club for this distance. I am not entirely unsatisfied with the 75% pitching wedge shot. It kinda works. I now have a 4 hybrid in the bag to fill my 180-190 yard range which also comes up frequently - and for which I have no such workaround. Is it common practice for golfers to face this issue? Is there a known best option? Is the club length a major issue here? Perhaps I have been hitting the club wrong so as not to get proper distance. I wonder if it is worth getting another gap wedge to find out, but then I have to remove another club. (Everything in golf makes me nervous. There is so much to learn, and it is not clear to me when to follow my gut and when to take instruction.)
  2. My shoulder isn't 100% and it's going to rain, but f*** it I'm going golfing tomorrow.

  3. The situation is: Ball lands on a steep mound to right of green in fairly thick deep 12" Bermuda grass. Ball is about 6" in the grass. Downhill lie. Shot must go 15 yards over a greenside bunker onto green. No other options as there are other mounds to right and left of bunker. What club would you use. (I took a might swing with a sand wedge...wrong I think...and popped it out into the bunker.) Thanks, -Marv
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