Take the Risk or Play it Safe on Your Golf Shot?
I am on what I consider the best hole on a golf course, a drivable par-4. I think it is the most challenging and fun hole that you can play. This hole is 325 yards from the tips, but I also have a lot of water that I have to carry before I get to the green so I have to make a decision whether I want to use a driver, which is about a 275 yard carry over the water, or do I want to take a five wood and play it out into the fairway. Both have their rewards but are they worth it?
No Matter Which Shot You Choose, Have Confidence in Your Swing
Conventional wisdom says take your five wood, hit it in the fairway, you have a short iron into the green. But you know what? I am a guy and this is golf so I am going to try the driver first. I hit that one great. It cleared the water and I have a short wedge into the green. But that is not going to happen every time. Let's play the shot that is really the more realistic one. I am going to take a five wood and I am going to try to just put this one in play over on the right hand side. I hit that one equally as good. So when you are playing a game of golf and you come up to a short par-4 you have to weigh the differences between taking the driver out and the reward you get, and taking a shorter iron or fairway wood and getting it in play. Whatever you do, be confident with the swing and you will have a better chance of pulling it off.