Par Four and Five Tee Club Selection

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
Par Four and Five Tee Club Selection
Category: Club Selection
Sub-Category: Course Strategy, Fairway Shots, Tee Shots

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Par Four and Five Tee Club Selection
By John Elliott

You know we all know how important club selection is from the fairway to the green. How about from the tee to fairway with respect to the next shot? I am standing at the sixteenth hole here at Golden Ocala and the card is showing me that it 383 yard long. That is my initial reference point for what I want to do from this tee box. What allows me to choose what I want to do is that I brought a handful of clubs. I have a driver, three wood and five wood. The worst thing I can do on this hole is hit the ball past the landing area. If I choose to use my driver I am going to drive it beyond where I want to be for my next shot to the green. So I am going to play with my three wood. This is to allow me to hit the ball inside the one 50 and be in my favorite scoring range, one 20 back to one 50. So remember, when you are playing golf club selection is just as important on the tee box, especially when you are playing par-4 and par fives, as it is from the fairway with an iron. Why? Because your goal is to get this shot into position to get the next shot from where you feel like where you strength is. If it as one 20 you are trying to get it to the one 20. If it is one 50 then one 50. Whatever it is. Don't just assume that every four and five par is a driver because more often than not they aren't.

Subscribe Today

Get our best training tips, videos, and tee times deals -- straight to your inbox

Tee Times Deals to your inbox
Join our mailing list today!


Lance D.  just went PRO!

Howard A (Tony) D.  just went PRO!

Hamak H.  just went PRO!

Eric P.  just went PRO!

Gary J.  just went PRO!

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Overview Watch Video>>

Tee Time Deals

Sunday, Mar 18 to Friday, Mar 23

Controlling Distance: Shorten Backswing Cutting your backswing down to a more manageable length can help you control the distance of your shots
Exercise for a Stiff Left Side The muscles around your left shoulder tend to get tight from your regular routine, such as desk work on a computer, so a gentle massage can get the blood flowing and muscles working efficiently
Golf Grip Checkpoints A good grip will help your wrists activate in the golf swing correctly and will add power, distance and accuracy to your swing.

Find a Golf Course

Please enter some search criteria.
Popular Golf Courses
Top 100 Courses Book Tee Times