Playing Tip – What Club Should You Hit?

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7 Responses to “Playing Tip – What Club Should You Hit?”

  1. September 7, 2013

    dominicmacedonia

    Pete,

    What would be an average distance for a senior off the tee with a three wood. Is there a way to keep the trajectory of the three wood low if you are hitting into the wind?

  2. August 8, 2015

    DonaldMcLeod

    I’m 75 and hit my driver 200-235 on average if I don’t feel confident with my driver into the wind today I would go to my 3 rescue club (Taylor made) because of the lower trajectory and sacrifices distance!

    • August 9, 2015

      Paul Wilson

      Don,

      It’s tough but on windy days you just have to swing easy and get it down the middle. Then take an extra club or two to hit approach shots. If you swing hard you put too much spin on the ball. This spin is amplified by the wind thus moving it offline even more. Although swinging hard feel great it’s a real problem int he wind. You should spend time learning this shot.

      Knock Down Shot: https://ignitiongolf.com/shot-knock-down/

  3. Do you need to tee up with an iron on the tee box? If so how do you change the execution of your shot if you normally hit a ball straight off the ground with an iron?

    • Paul Wilson

      March 10, 2017

      Paul Wilson

      Wendy,

      Yes, you should be teeing your ball up whenever you can. You wouldn’t really change anything as you are teeing it up just above ground level. You are teeing it up to allow better contact and less grass between the face and ball. Be careful not to tee it too high.

  4. January 26, 2020

    fretless5

    I think one point of distance control that you didn’t stress is that from the tee, you need to consider the second shot. Sometimes, a well-struck driver will eave you with an odd distance to the hole, say 50 yards, leaving me a tricky pitch; the three wood might leave me 100 yards, which is an easier distance to hit for me with a wedge. Not only can we avoid danger by hitting a bit shorter, but we can set ourselves up for second shots we have a higher percentage of hitting close.

    • Pete

      January 26, 2020

      Pete

      In this tip I was trying to show that if there was danger, like the bunker in the middle of the fairway or maybe some water that comes across, etc.. then choose a club that you are comfortable hitting and that will take the danger out of play. This tip is about distance control and why you see pros hit different clubs off of the tee. What you are talking is playing the golf hole backwards and would be a seperate topic.

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